Making real contributions to early business objectives through the BETS program

Edmond H., Math/CPA student

My name is Edmond H. and I am in my second year of the Math/CPA program and am currently on my first co-op work term through the Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program.

Embracing your entrepreneurial-self

David Sartor, MBET 2021

Written by David Sartor EIT, CMC, MBET (Class of 2020)

Entrepreneurship, to put it simply, is the act of building a business. Naively, I believed being an entrepreneur was essentially about creating a financially stable company from the bottom up, establishing yourself in the industry similar to the likes of some current influential minds - Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple), Elon Musk (Paypal, Tesla).

See 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.

Better 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. 

Thoughts 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.

Styling 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.

Unlocking local knowledge: LUQL in Enterprise Co-op

Enterprise Co-op student Danny Eng in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

The best travel moments usually happen off-the-beaten path, when you stumble upon a hidden gem or visit a cool spot based on a local’s tip. But with limited time or connections in the city, how do you escape the tourist traps and find these authentic experiences?

BETS Perspectives: Trying on a new role at sustainable fashion startup UnCo.

UnCo team photo

Conrad’s Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program is a specialized co-op program which connects first-year engineering co-op students with seed and early-stage startup companies for short-term placements. In this post, Spring 2017 BETS students and BETS employer UnCo. share how the program worked for them this term.

From the startup side 

Kim Kirton, CEO

Takeaways from Tech and Tennis Day at the Rogers Cup

BETS students from the Rogers Cup

Conrad undergraduate students attended Tech and Tennis Day at the Rogers Cup on August 10. 

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