Posts for Current undergraduate students

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.

Emily Peat: The Option in Entrepreneurship and reflections from Conrad lecturer Wayne Chang

Emily Peat, 4th Year Civil Engineering student will be graduating this May 2015 with the Faculty of Engineering’s first-ever Option in Entrepreneurship, Venture Creation stream.

Gifts that give back: A Conrad guide to the holidays

The pressure to find the perfect gifts for friends and family during the holiday season can be intense. It's easy to go to the closest shopping centre or the biggest online retailer for super-saver discounts, but you never really know where the money from your purchase will end up. The dollars that you spend during the holidays can add up quickly, and can have an impact that extends far beyond the retailer's pocketdepending on where you choose to shop.

A trip to Chicago reveals the future of manufacturing

MAJiK Systems trekked down to the 'Windy City' at the beginning of November to attend the single largest manufacturing and packaging exhibition in the USA: PACK Expo International.

Laying the foundation for a great startup: Q&A with Jim Robeson

 

Jim Robeson is a 2013 alumnus of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program. While in MBET, Jim built his company, PiinPoint— an online platform that enables businesses to find the best location for expansion. Now, just over a year after graduating from the program, PiinPoint has proven to be a game-changer for business owners. Conrad's Marketing and Communication's Manager, Amanda Watkins, sat down with Jim to catch up, and to talk to him about his experiences as a student in the MBET program.

Mo like a pro: MBET does Movember

The month of November is usually cold and grey, and most Canadians are still in denial of winter's arrival. Thankfully, there is a month-long charitable event keeps spirits lifted: Movember.

Working hard and playing hard in MBET

Ever since the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program began this year, many of my classmates and I have talked about being social outside of our busy class schedule. I think that we can all agree that we have now developed a better relationship outside of class because of the many events put on by the Conrad Centre. We always talk to each other about the events, and remind one another if they have forgotten about one. 

How to hack science in five easy steps

In September, I participated in Hack the North with my Suncayr co-founders, Derek Jouppi and Andrew Martinko, and our classmate Dave Badami. Hack the North is Canada's largest international hackathon, where students come together for 36 hours to collaboratively code a unique solution to a problem from scratch. For those familiar with Suncayr’s technology (a marker ink that tells you when to reapply sunscreen), you may be wondering what on earth we were doing at a hackathon. For us, it was all about networking. We found out that Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator, was going to be there, so we knew that we had to go too.

A MAJiK moment: how two entrepreneurs are expanding their startup

Over the last number of years, the Kitchener-Waterloo startup community has grown rapidly. In my fourth year of Management Engineering at the University of Waterloo, I founded MAJiK Systems with three of my classmates: Mike Tatham, Adam Singer, and Jared Evans. MAJiK began as our capstone design project to help manufacturers monitor their production to stay on schedule, but we wanted to take our project to the next level.

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