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.

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. 

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.

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.

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?

A trip to Chicago reveals the future of manufacturing

MAJiK Systems trekked down to the 'Windy City' at the beginning of November to attend the single largest manufacturing and packaging exhibition in the USA: PACK Expo International.

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