Posts for Current undergraduate students

MBET Ignition Week 2015: An experience like no other

Students working on Ignition week challenge

When discussing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, many people point out that “there’s something in the water in Waterloo.” During MBET Ignition Week, the incoming MBET class was invited to take a sip. Driven by their curiosity, ambition, and passion, the class had the chance to really explore for themselves what that statement is all about.

The view from the valley: MBETs reflect on their trip to Silicon Valley

MBET visiting AirBnB office

What is it about Silicon Valley that inspires the creation and growth of so many innovative startups? In June 2015, Conrad’s Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) class travelled to San Francisco to find out.

Problems that Matter: Collaboration between the Conrad Centre and Kenya's Strathmore University

From problems to solutions

We all see big, important problems every day. You can't watch the news without seeing something that has far-reaching implications. But a common resonse is: “what can I do?” 

Entrepreneur as advocate: engaging the youth vote through Enterprise Co-op

Photo of Mavis Chan

Since high school, I knew I had a knack for social causes and wanted to make a career out of advocating for environmental and social justice. While I thought I was going to end up working in environmental advocacy, this summer I picked up the skills to attain this goal as a businesswoman and entrepreneur.

Alumni Chats with Wayne Chang: Meet Danny Yaroslavski, founder of Lightbot

In the new Alumni Chats with Wayne Chang series, E Co-op Coordinator and BET 300 instructor Wayne Chang catches up with alumni from our undergraduate programs who are now running their startups full-time.

Nerves + confidence a winning formula at Velocity Fund Finals

Ryan and Matt at VFF

Twenty University of Waterloo students took the stage to pitch their startup ideas to a full house at the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) on July 23, 2015.

Ryan Marchewka, co-founder of the display technology startup Thalo, was among the brave presenters. Conrad asked Ryan how it felt to be holding the clicker at Waterloo’s largest pitch event of the term.

Overcoming nerves

Five ways MBET works for all entrepreneurs

Intrapreneur and entrepreneur – Adam Mamdani is both.

E Co-op in the 'Medical Mecca' - Q&A with Bonnie Cheung

This term, E Co-op student Bonnie Cheung’s start-up, Ourotech, was accepted into the Women’s iLab accelerator program in Boston. Ourotech was one of eleven female-led start-ups to receive mentorship, resources and workspace from Women’s iLab in partnership with Boston’s Mass Challenge accelerator.

Don't scare your customers: lessons from the Tech Leadership Conference

Last week, MBET and E-Co-op students from Conrad attended the 2015 Tech Leadership Conference, hosted by Communitech. E Co-op student Canmanie Ponnambalam reports on the take-aways she’ll apply as she builds her venture, Moddec.

Big Solutions for Global Problems: UW Enactus Team Shines at National Exposition

In November 2014, a motivated UW frosh named Bo Peng launched a chapter of the social entrepreneurship organization Enactus at the University of Waterloo. Along with their faculty advisor, Conrad Associate Director of Graduate Programs David Rose, Peng and his team attended the Enactus National Exposition this week.

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