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. Apr. 11, 2019Beyond expectations: CataLight shines at worlds largest and richest student startup competitionKevin 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.

  2. Mar. 28, 2019Conrad Student Competitions Round-UpBetter 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.

  3. Feb. 11, 2019Student entrepreneurs pitch solutions to youth unemployment at Hult PrizeHult Prize On-Campus at Waterloo

    Youth unemployment is an issue that is close-to-home for students around the world and tackling this problem is the focus of this year’s Hult Prize challenge.

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  1. May 25, 2019Experience Part-Time MBETPart-time MBET class

    Learn about the part-time Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program at the Conrad School

  2. May 29, 2019Building a Canadian Startup in California work group

    President and Vice-Chancellor, Feridun Hamdullahpur invites you to join fellow UWaterloo alumni at the new offices of Embark Technology as we bring together industry experts (who just happen to be former Waterloo students!) for a panel discussion on the challenges of “Building a Canadian Startup in California.”

  3. June 1, 2019Waterloo Engineering Reunion 2019people pushing bus

    The Waterloo Engineering alumni reunion in 2019 is taking place on June 1, 2019. The engineering Classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 are invited to campus to celebrate this milestone in their engineering career.

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  1. Apr. 10, 2019Better Bail For America Wins Hult Prize Regional FinalsBetter 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 TormentorMBET 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-opLeslassa 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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