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. May 24, 2019Meet the spring 2019 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners
    E Co-op award winner Osman Bari with award cheque.

    This spring term, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for five prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period. Meet the spring 2019 pitch winners!

  2. Apr. 11, 2019Beyond expectations: CataLight shines at worlds largest and richest student startup competition
    Kevin Dang and Ashley Keefner, Co-founders of CataLight are presented with a cheque by a representative from NASDAQ

    CataLight, a University of Waterloo social impact startup shone brightly at the 2019 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) competing head-to-head with students from the world’s top schools like MIT, Notre Dame, Penn State and Northwestern. After three days of competition, Co-founders Ashley Keefner, Ph.D., MBET and Kevin Dang, MBET advanced to the Final Round as one of only two Canadian teams competing, defeating 35 teams in the process.

  3. Mar. 28, 2019Conrad Student Competitions Round-Up
    Better Bail for America at Hult Prize

    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 our BET (undergraduate courses); MBET (graduate); alumni; and Enterprise Co-op students on their accomplishments at the various competitions they have competed in since September 2018.

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  1. June 19, 2019Ethical AI - Separating the Fact from Fad
    Ethics wordle

    The proliferation of AI has placed increased focus on the thorny topic of ethics: to what extent are engineers responsible for—and to what extent can they encode—the ethical behavior of the AI applications they design?

  2. June 27, 2019Guest Speaker and Fireside Chat: Janét Aizenstros
    Janét Aizenstros

    We are excited to welcome speaker, serial entrepreneur, multiple awards winner, and investor -  Janét Aizenstros. 

    Janét will deliver a talk entitled "Pioneer Adventures in Entrepreneurship and Business" followed by a fireside chat.

  3. July 4, 2019EWB Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
    fundraiser poster

    Since the last fundraiser was so successful, EWB has partnered again with Krispy Kreme to have another fundraiser to raise money for social enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa to help reduce poverty.

    $10 for a dozen or $1 per donut

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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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