Posts for Current graduate students

Connecting to the wearable tech world at the WEST Conference

Photo of Alexandru Gogan

For the second time, the WEST Conference (Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto) opened their doors to wearable enthusiasts at the MaRS Discovery District in the heart of Toronto on November 3rd 2015.

Alumni Chats with Wayne Chang: Meet Beth Nenniger and Laura Austin, directors of BuildDirect Design Center

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.

From idea generation to the Next Gen Den: the process behind PopRx

Ali and Vejey pitching their startup, PopRx, on Dragon's Den

Last month, my co-founder Vejey Gandier and I pitched our startup PopRx on CBC Dragon's Den Next Gen Den, securing $100,000 in investment.

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?” 

Lego™? Entrepreneurship? Really?

For the past few years, Roboworx has been part of the Innovation Management course within the Conrad Centre’s Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program.

It generates a number of interesting reactions, ranging from excitement to apprehension to terror. Why should this be the case? It is only playing with a toy after all. Or is it?

Furthermore, what does playing with Lego™ have to do with entrepreneurship education?

Five ways MBET works for all entrepreneurs

Intrapreneur and entrepreneur – Adam Mamdani is both.

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.

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.

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