Posts for Current graduate students

Insights for tomorrow's influencers at NBTC

Students presenting their startup at NBTC

In February we attended the National Business and Technology Conference (NBTC), a two-day conference in Toronto that is described as “a meeting place for tomorrow’s influencers and today’s changemakers who operate at the intersection of business and

Answering the challenge to change the world: MBET at the Hult Prize

The Hult Team after their pitch

As the four of us began to navigate our Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) experience last fall, we came together as like-minded individuals with entrepr

Scuba dive among the fish: takeaways from Dx3

Benny at the conference

Nowadays, I find it’s rather easy to fall prey to the overwhelming number of conferences that promise engaging speakers from big-name companies who will attempt to transform your life and your business with a single stroke of insight. Instead, most leave you tired, uninspired, and uneducated.

Breaking down stigma and building social enterprise at Grand Valley Institution's community forum

Nada Basir at the GVI forum

The Grand Valley Institution for Women (GVI) hosted a community forum on February 24, 2016, which I attended along with several classmates from Conrad's BET

Alumni Chats with Wayne Chang: Meet Ian Tao, founder of Sesame

Photo of Ian Tao

In this 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.

International Perspectives on Entrepreneurship at the Wolves Summit

Photo of Sankarshan Mudkavi

The Wolves Summit is a biannual conference that takes place in Warsaw, Poland, offering prizes of over $50,000.

Your five favourite blogs of 2015

Mavis Chan, the author of this year's top blog

Over the course of the year, Conrad students wear many hats: founder, salesperson, marketer, leader, designer, and boss to name a few.

Some also take on the title of Conrad blogger, contributing their unique perspectives on the entrepreneurial journey through our blog. The Conrad blog is where students tell their stories in their own words and share some of the diverse experiences encompassed within the Conrad Centre's mission of entrepreneurship education for all students. 

Enterprise Co-op out of a Suitcase: Chris Thiele’s E Co-op term across the world

Chris Thiele wrote his last exam of the spring term in the middle of August, and by the first week of September, he began his second Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) term on a plane to Hong Kong.

Four months as a startup founder: Enterprise Co-op students share takeaways from their terms

Medea Rasheed, E Co-op student, giving a painting workshop

Put 25 entrepreneurs in one room for a few hours, and you’re bound to learn something.

That’s exactly what happened at the Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) End of Term presentations held on Monday December 7, 2015. E Co-op students gathered to reflect on four months of venture-building and share what they learned for the benefit of their peers.

Here are a few of the takeaways from the term:   

Be patient, results take time. 

From Hack the North to Velocity Fund Finals: how I turned a hack into a startup

Sefunmi and his team at the Velocity Fund Finals

This year at Canada's largest hackathon, Hack the North (HTN), my teammates and I developed an iPhone application called Hash. Hash connects to desktop devices with low-energy bluetooth and integrates with several browsers in order to successfully authenticate several user accounts seamlessly using your fingerprint via touch ID.

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