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. 

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

Ambition in action: Vincent Can Cui (MBET '16) leads big data startup in Beijing

Vincent Can Cui

The ink was hardly dry on Vincent Can Cui's MBET degree when he found himself signing the term sheet for his startup's angel round of $1M from a group of Silicon Valley and Chinese investors.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Leveling the playing field: E Co-op students launch KW's first bubble soccer league

Bubble soccer players on campus

When I enrolled in the Math and Business Double Degree program at Waterloo, I planned to pursue my entrepreneurial dreams through a technical startup.

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