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.

  1. Nov. 18, 2019NERv Technology Takes Top Prize at Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals
    NERv Technology wins Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals

    NERv Technology ( emerged victorious through three days of pitching against a group of 100 finalists at the Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals.

  2. Nov. 15, 2019Family Business: a new undergrad BET course offering for winter 2020
    Image of a large family on a beach watching the sun rise/set. Text reads: BET 470 Family Business - a new course offering.

    The Weston’; Sobey’s; Roger’s; Pattinson’s. Some of Canada’s biggest brands are family businesses. So it comes as no surprise that a recent report from the Conference Board of Canada shows Canadian family businesses generate almost half of private-sector GDP and 7 million jobs. In fact, these family-owned enterprises (FOEs) account for more than 60% of all private sector companies.

  3. Oct. 9, 2019NERv Technology Inc. continues building a future of safe surgeries with latest round of funding
    NERv Logo

    Physician-angel and VC firm fuel ongoing studies and product development.

    NERv Technology Inc., an innovative medtech venture co-founded by a number of University of Waterloo alumni, has secured $1 million CAD in pre-seed funding. In partnership with a number of physician angel-investors, a hospital, and Sunhope Capital VC, this recent round of funding will help to cover the costs associated with preclinical studies and further development of their flagship post-operative sensory platform product.

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  1. Nov. 21, 2019Global Entrepreneurship Week Speaker Series - Day 2
    MBET students in the Conrad Hub

    Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Speakers Series hosted by the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

    The Conrad School is hosting a lunch hour Speakers' Series as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 global awareness and celebration. Please join us to network and hear 20-minute presentations covering entrepreneurship topics. Lunch will be provided.

    Dates, Speakers and Full Series Agenda

  2. Nov. 28, 2019Conrad Games in Engineering - Fall 2019 Challenge 3
    Conrad Games

    Please join us for our third Conrad Games for Fall 2019!

    For the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business's Lunch Hour Games - ConradGames in Engineering!

    Invited teams of Engineering students will be competing:

  3. Dec. 3, 2019Hult Prize UW Finals
    Hult Prize UW Finals

    Hult Prize is the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from university with over 2500 staff and volunteers around the world. In nearly a decade, the movement has deployed more than $50M of capital into the sector and mobilized more than one million young people to re-think the future of business as it continues to breed disruptive innovation on college and university campuses across 120 plus countries.

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  1. 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. 

  2. Jan. 19, 2018Thoughts on Entrepreneurship: Having a Tormentor
    MBET student, Joel Kadish

    Young entrepreneurs often seek a Mentor, but what they should be looking for is a Tormentor.

  3. Nov. 6, 2017Styling confidence: Hair by Lassa grows in Enterprise Co-op
    Leslassa Armour-Shillingford

    Leslassa Armour-Shillingford never set out to be a hairstylist—but when more and more friends started asking her to do their hair in first year, she stumbled upon a huge demand in the KW region for stylists with expertise in kinky-curly hairstyles.

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