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.


Commercialize your ideas and earn your Master's degree or complement your degree with graduate offerings.

  1. Sep. 27, 2022University of Waterloo students creates bricks out of bacteria
    Rania Al-Sheikhly, MBET '23 and co-founder of Microbuild Masonry

    This article was originally posted by CTV Kitchener.

  2. Sep. 19, 2022Founding Director of the Conrad School retires
    Howard Armitage

    After 41 years of exemplary service to the University of Waterloo, Howard Armitage, the founding director of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business (previously known as the Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology or CBET), retired on July 1st, 2022.

  3. Sep. 13, 2022Innovating with a purpose
    Yvonne profile photo

    By Hibah Shaikh, Faculty of Engineering

    A passion for learning

    From a young age, Yvonne Osagie knew she wanted to pursue a masters because of her passion and love for learning.

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  1. Oct. 6, 2022Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium - Virtual Grad Studies Fair
    Engineering Graduate Studies Fair

    The Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium (CGEC) brings together six of Canada’s top universities to address the urgent need for qualified engineers who can solve today’s most complex technical, social and environmental challenges. A unique and progressive recruitment initiative, the Consortium is hosting a free virtual fair, to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the value of a graduate engineering degree and explore your options.

  2. Oct. 15, 2022Conrad School 20th Anniversary Celebration
    MBET celebration with Howard Armitage

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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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