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. July 28, 2020Supporting Students at the Spring 2020 Concept $5K Finals
    Concept $5K Spring Finals

    Ten student venture teams will have the opportunity to win one of four $5,000 grants at the Concept $5K finals today. Three of these ventures have founders that are current or former students of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Kudos!

    Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, there will be no live pitch competition event this semester. Instead, the finalists will submit their three-minute video pitches to the judges who will assess the teams remotely.

    Keep reading to learn more about the Conrad School students among this semester's finalists.

  2. July 23, 2020COVID-19 highlights importance of Waterloo blood startup
    Shane Kilpatrick (MSc ’17, MBET ’18) is the CEO of Membio

    By Natalie Quinlan and Beth Gallagher. This is an excerpt of an article originally published on Waterloo Magazine.

    Shane Kilpatrick (MSc ’17, MBET ’18) is the CEO of Membio, a Canadian startup creating technology to manufacture red blood cells. In the Waterloo Magazine, he touches on the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 presents for Canadian innovation.

  3. Apr. 7, 2020Entrepreneurship for Social Impact: Pandemic Edition
    image of a pandemic data visualization and and map with text overlay -  Entrepreneurship for Social Impact: Pandemic Edition

    The world needs entrepreneurs now more than ever. This spring 2020 term, the Conrad School is offering six undergraduate and four post-graduate courses for entrepreneurial students at Waterloo rise to the challenge and make things happen.

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  1. Aug. 13, 2020Engineering Our Way Through a Pandemic: How Waterloo Engineers are Finding Solutions
    COVID-19 photo

    In a worldwide race to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waterloo Engineering professors and alumni are working on engineering a variety of unique solutions. Join us for this virtual webinar to learn about vaccine development and the complexities involved, portable and rapid diagnostic testing, and innovative ways of using imaging for screening and diagnosis.

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  1. Apr. 29, 2020See a problem? Consider Enterprise Co-op
    Jackson Mills, 3B Computer Science student

    Jackson Mills saw a problem with student feedback. Originally, he thought that students were falling behind in some classes because of a translation error due to the use of jargon. He and another classmate thought that if they translated lectures into more visual metaphors it would eliminate the use of jargon.

  2. Jan. 22, 2020Elevate creates game based learning platform for individuals with cognitive disabilities
    Karina Gonzales Ramos & Pablo Amaya from Elevate giving each other a high five

  3. Apr. 10, 2019Better Bail For America Wins Hult Prize Regional Finals
    Better Bail For America at Hult Prize in Mexico

    Better Bail For America (BB4A), a team of four fourth-year Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering students, competed in and won the Hult Prize Regional Finals in Mexico in March 2019. 

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