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. Aug. 20, 2020Conrad School Competitions Round-Up - Spring 2020
    Conrad School Competitions Round-Up - Spring 2020

    Entrepreneurship and business competitions have and will continue to be, valuable learning experiences for student entrepreneurs. The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business would like to acknowledge and congratulate BET (undergraduate courses), MBET (graduate), alumni, and Enterprise Co-op students on their accomplishments at the various competitions they have competed in this spring 2020 term.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. Aug. 28 to Sep. 30, 2020Engineering IEW Home and Abroad Photo Contest

    We are looking for your photos for International Education Week! The Associate Dean-International Office is looking for student-submitted photos that showcase global experience - pictures of food, cities, landscapes, a photo that evokes a memory and shows the perspective you'e gained through travel, study, and/or work abroad or across Canada.

  2. Sep. 26, 2020Economic Outlook: In the Shadows of the Pandemic

    See the legendary Professor Larry Smith deliver one of his famous addresses in this lecture about the COVID-19 crisis from an economic perspective. All are welcome to register and attend this virtual webinar.

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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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