The academic engine for entrepreneurs

The Conrad School is an immersive educational environment for entrepreneurs. Located within Canada's most innovative university, in a region ranked among the top startup ecosystems in the world, the Conrad School is the academic engine for entrepreneurship on campus, offering programs that are entrepreneurial by design.


Enhance your undergraduate degree by joining Conrad School's specialized programs, experiences, and courses.


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  1. Aug. 2, 2022Meet the spring 2022 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners
    Bara Husseini, E Co-op pitch winner

    Overbeeke Family Entrepreneurship Excellence Award

    The Conrad School would like to extend our gratitude to the Overbeeke family as we introduce the newest award in support of undergraduate entrepreneurs.

    The Overbeeke Family Entrepreneurship Excellence Award is presented to a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in any year in the Faculty of Engineering who is pursuing an Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) opportunity. Selection is based on the development of an outstanding presentation, business plan review, clarity of business description and preparedness to lead a venture or social enterprise as demonstrated through the beginning of term pitch competition. One scholarship of up to $5,000 will be awarded each term between Spring 2022 and through to Fall 2024.

    We are proud to introduce the inaugural winner!

    Bara Husseini, Easy Green

    Mechanical Engineering

    Easy Green aims to provide middle eastern homes with a method of generating electricity and an alternative way to heat via a solar panel and a heat pump kit. Transforming traditional houses into environmentally friendly homes will reduce carbon emissions and utility bills. Jordan’s ideal environment and energy credit system will allow for excess energy generated in the summer to provide for the heat pump in the winter (indirectly). Join the Race to Make the World a Better Place with Easy Green.

    Bara is also one of the recipients of the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards this term. 

    E-Launch Awards

    The E-Launch Awards are presented to the winners of the pitch competition among students in the E Co-op program. Congratulations to our winners, who have been awarded $5,000 each by our experienced panel of judges.

    Justin Succar, Drop Point Waste Solutions

    Environment, Resources and Sustainability

    Drop Point Waste Solutions is a disposal monitoring system that seeks to address the issue of excess waste entering traditional dumpsters in high-density residential buildings. By monitoring per-resident disposal tendencies, Drop Point Waste Solutions can create unique waste reduction plans for apartment buildings to increase diversion rates and track progression overtime. The aim is to reduce the amount of material entering landfills and minimize the operating expenses paid by building managers for disposal fees.

    Carter Lockbaum, Printing Classics

    Global Business and Digital Arts

    Printing Classics is an automotive parts company like no other - utilizing photogrammetry to model existing OEM parts and reproducing them using 3D printing. This will give many classic and older car owners the option to purchase new interior and exterior trim pieces that have been discontinued in traditional manufacturing for years, even decades.

    Aaditya Lanke, AutoEstate

    Honours Mathematics

    Autostate is a platform that provides Investment Evaluation tools that enable you to analyse the financial viability of a property investment. The evaluators help make your property Investment decision easier by providing key details such as mortgage costs, potential revenue, ROI, tax benefits and information about which government programs you would be eligible for. Moreover, our platform provides these details at the click of a button, reducing your research from a month to just 10 minutes. So, hop on the AutoEstate website and explore the investment potential of Real Estate.

    Ibrahim Ahmed, Yama Finance

    Computer Science

    Yama Finance is a crypto start-up building a single interface/API used to deposit money into any yield-accruing protocol on any chain.

     Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards

    The Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op Awards are available to E Co-op students in Engineering. In addition to Bara, there are two other students who have received $5,000 each towards their venture. 

    Osose Itua, Foodage

    Mechatronics Engineering

    Foodage is the easiest way for restaurants to predict daily demand and plan accordingly. This is achieved using predictive machine learning from past sales data as well as external inputs such as weather, covid guidelines and pricing. Their mission is to eliminate avoidable food waste in the food service industry.

    Matthew Chun, Matin Nuit

    Environmental Engineering

    At Matin Nuit, their mission is to bridge South Korean cosmetic manufacturers with influencers around the globe. Matin Nuit offers the best guidance anyone can ask for, from ideation to product launch. Come check out the Matin Nuit website and sign-up for free sampling.

  2. June 20, 2022University of Waterloo Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship Applications Open
    MBET class

    In keeping with its position as Canada’s top Innovation University, today, the University of Waterloo launches its Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship pilot. These new fellowships will support outstanding, business-minded doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research.  

  3. June 6, 2022From building robots in the basement to putting algorithms on the moon

    Written by Rose Simone. This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Waterloo Magazine.

    About 13 years ago, Matt Randell and three friends from Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo started building robots. It was an interest that grew from their involvement in UW Robotics Team and then carried on into their final-year engineering project, which became an idea for a company.

    In 2009, Matt completed his Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology degree where he gained critical skills to develop his business model while leveraging the support of programs that make up Waterloo’s vibrant startup ecosystem.

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  1. Aug. 25, 2021Humanist entrepreneurship and problem solving
    Rashi Jaising at the University of Waterloo main campus entrance in the winter.

    Rashi is a recent University of Waterloo undergraduate alumna (Honours Arts, Human Resources Minor) and a future graduate of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) student (Class of 2022).

    I come from India, a country with a vast population, 48% of our population consists of women. However, I have always sensed inequality between genders. I am a humanist, and I believe in equality for all.

  2. Apr. 7, 2021Making real contributions to early business objectives through the BETS program
    Edmond H., Math/CPA student

    My name is Edmond H. and I am in my second year of the Math/CPA program and am currently on my first co-op work term through the Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program.

  3. Jan. 27, 2021Embracing your entrepreneurial-self
    David Sartor, MBET 2021

    Written by David Sartor EIT, CMC, MBET (Class of 2020)

    Entrepreneurship, to put it simply, is the act of building a business. Naively, I believed being an entrepreneur was essentially about creating a financially stable company from the bottom up, establishing yourself in the industry similar to the likes of some current influential minds - Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple), Elon Musk (Paypal, Tesla).

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