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. 

We are grateful for each and every contributor, and as we look back on another successful year at the Conrad Centre, we are pleased to present the five most-read blogs of 2015! 

#5. Alumni Chats with Wayne Chang: Meet Danny Yaroslavski 

Lightbot logoIn this blog, Conrad professor Wayne Chang checks in with Enterprise Co-op and BET 300: Foundations of Venture Creation alumnus Danny Yaroslavski, who is now working full time on his startup, Lightbot.

Danny shares the most memorable parts of his entrepreneurial education at Waterloo, along with some advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

#4. Not so Minor: Conrad launches new undergraduate entrepreneurship minor

Coming in at number four, Professor Doug Sparkes' blog about the Conrad Centre's new Minor in Entrepreneurship outlines the details of the minor and the extended entrepreneurial support now available for students across campus. 

Entrepreneurship is a mindset that empowers you to take control of your future to realize personal goals and objectives that benefit the individual, the organization and the community.

​#3. E Co-op in the Medical Mecca 

Bonnie Cheung In this blog post, Bonnie Cheung reflects on her summer 2015 E Co-op term in Boston with the Women's iLab accelerator. 

The highlight of the term was the opportunity to connect with the vast biotechnology network in the area, gaining valuable connections.  

I've learned that you have to make your own luck. You don't just meet the right people or get amazing opportunities by being lucky; as Steve Blank says, "the world is run by those who show up."

#2. From Idea Generation to the Next Gen Den 

Vejey and Ali on Dragon's DenHow do you develop a Dragon's Den-approved startup? 

That's the subject of this blog written by Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology alumnus Dr. Ali Esmail.

Ali delves into the step-by-step process of market and customer validation that he undertook in the early development of PopRx, the first startup funded on Dragon's Den Next Gen Den. 

#1. Entrepreneur as advocate: engaging the youth vote through E Co-op

Mavis Chan with big chequeThis year's most-read blog was written by Mavis Chan, an E Co-op student who tells of her experiences building whyVOTE, a political engagement platform for Canadian youth.  

Her story of making a difference through business and entrepreneurship resonated with readers, earning it the position of top blog of 2015. 

I have learned to appreciate the unlimited possibilities that can come with creating a solution to a real problem.


Interested in blogging for Conrad? Get in touch with Lindsay Kroes

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