Adventures in arts entrepreneurship

Four months ago, I began my Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) term as a 3A student of English and History at the University of Waterloo. I am currently finishing up the term as a published author… and still a student. I have no plans to quit my day job just yet.

I spent my E Co-op term interviewing seniors in Stratford about their past, and gathering their stories into an anthology which is now available for purchase by family and community members. E Co-op allowed me to spend a work term doing exactly what I want, and have always wanted-to do: write a book.

The Planboard experience: a few reflections

I joined the Planboard team because the project reminded me of a great saying by Sir William Arthur Ward:

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

This innovative solution is built for those great teachers who inspire and are dedicated to make a lasting impact on the education industry. 

My glass countertop startup: what I learned during E Co-op

I have been fortunate enough to go through Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) this past term (January through April) and start my own business – ‘Counter Intuitive’.

Lessons learned by an MBET Social Entrepreneur

To say the least, I was surprised to be nominated for, let alone win, the Conrad Entrepreneur of the Year award. My company isn't a tech start-up at all. I only recently bought my first smartphone, and I can barely code. My company—CANGO Consulting Inc.—is a social enterprise that provides management consulting services to philanthropic funders.

MBET roots at Clearpath Robotics

How MBET helped me

While attending the Mechatronics Engineering program at the University of Waterloo, myself and three others took an interest in building robots - for school, for fun, and pretty much any other reason we could think of. This interest gradually evolved into a business

Canada 3.0: A few perspectives

Canada has a vital role to play in the digital universe and the fifth annual conference, Canada 3.0 was designed to fortify the country’s leadership in the sector. The two day conference was packed with business leaders, entrepreneurs, both established and aspiring, students, researchers and members of the academic community.

What Milao won at LaunchPad

On May 3rd, Team Milao pitched in the final round of LaunchPad50K, most likely our last major competition in this program – and what a competition it was! 

Student entrepreneur Emily Peat: my NBTC experience

Last Friday, I pitched my business in front of more people at once than I ever have before. The National Business and Technology Conference was held on March 8th and 9th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, bringing in 48 entrepreneurship teams from across Canada and hundreds of conference delegates.

Conrad at the national business and technology conference

This past weekend five of our MBET practicum teams, and three E Co-op businesses travelled to the National Business and Technology Conference (NBTC) in Toronto.

Why business plan competitions are worth your time

MBET practicum team Fiist is blogging! 

Stay up-to-date on their progress and experiences by checking our their blog regularly: http://blog.fii.st/

Latest post: Why business plan competitions are worth your time.

Happy reading!

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