Current students

Friday, November 17, 2023 7:30 am - 9:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)

Women's Entrepreneurship Day - Women Entrepreneurs Improving Women's Health

Join the Conrad School for this breakfast session as we celebrate Women in Entrepreneurship Day. Our early-morning fireside chat will include incredible women entrepreneurs working to improve health care for women. Hear what they're doing, learn about some of the challenges they face and what they see in store for the future.

Enjoy some coffee, breakfast and networking to start your day.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Part-Time MBET Information Session

Get an overview of Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program with a focus on the part-time program experience. Join us to learn more about the MBET program and the unique Waterloo innovation ecosystem, hear alumni success stories, get tips for the admissions process and ask your questions.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Entrepreneurial PhD Fellowship Live Panel Q&A

Join us to meet two current Entrepreneurial PhD Fellowship recipients and the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program director!

Successful fellowship applicants will be enrolled in the MBET part-time program, where they complete the three-year part-time program alongside their regular doctoral studies, tuition-free.

Purpose-driven Waterloo PhD students who complete part-time MBET will be uniquely positioned for ground-breaking successes. Students will develop entrepreneurial mindsets, frameworks and business skills alongside the pursuit of commercializing their research.

The MBET program has been impactful to me for several reasons. It is refreshing to hear the professors give feedback with such candor, especially in a world where people are more inclined to tell you what you want to hear rather than what you need to hear. This honesty has been crucial in helping me identify and address weaknesses in my plans. Beyond the academic and professional growth, the MBET program has also been a journey of personal development, as it has taught me resilience, adaptability, and the importance of continuous learning. 

Beginning a journey that commenced in the realms of healthcare research and academia, I found myself drawn to the dynamic world of entrepreneurship - a path that would lead me to new challenges, opportunities, and ultimately, to the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program. My name is Kailimi Li, and I invite you to join me as I recount my transformational experiences and the pivotal role of collaboration in navigating the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The MBET program at Conrad School was the perfect catalyst for this transformation. Courses like Innovation and Consulting as well as Strategy Management not only broadened my understanding of business practices but also inspired me to think of ways to counter the norm within the construction industry.The program’s emphasis on experiential learning allowed me to engage directly with early-stage ventures, validating startup business models that resonate with real-world needs.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Think Bigger and Bolder 

San Francisco welcomed me and fellow MBET students from the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business for an eye-opening trip to the heart of global tech innovation from April 9-11, 2024. We met with inspiring startup founders, learned directly from industry experts, and explored renowned tech giants. Here are a few of my main takeaways. 

From the beginning of my journey at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business at the University of Waterloo, I felt that I had made the right choice. The environment of innovation and cultural diversity here allowed me to connect with people with incredible professional trajectories from all over the world!

From large companies like Apple and Facebook to entrepreneurs from small and medium-sized businesses of colleagues from China, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, and many other places.


What makes the experience here so unique is the combination of a welcoming environment and a challenging curriculum that together promote both personal and professional growth.