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Styling confidence: Hair by Lassa grows in Enterprise Co-op

Leslassa Armour-Shillingford

Leslassa Armour-Shillingford never set out to be a hairstylist—but when more and more friends started asking her to do their hair in first year, she stumbled upon a huge demand in the KW region for stylists with expertise in kinky-curly hairstyles.

Unlocking local knowledge: LUQL in Enterprise Co-op

Enterprise Co-op student Danny Eng in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

The best travel moments usually happen off-the-beaten path, when you stumble upon a hidden gem or visit a cool spot based on a local’s tip. But with limited time or connections in the city, how do you escape the tourist traps and find these authentic experiences?

BETS Perspectives: Designing a memorable co-op experience at LabsCubed

LabsCubed Team

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 LabsCubed share how the program worked for them this term.

BETS Perspectives: Getting hands-on with the design process at Vena Medical

BETS team at Communitech

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 Vena Medical share how the program worked for them this term.

Catching up with MBET team SmartBandage, Rice People's Choice Winners

MBET team SmartBandage

Team SmartBandage: Vanessa Ferlaino, Sohaib Imran Rana, Mian Talha Nasruddin, and Waqas Khan. 

Startup insights and sauerkraut at Techtoberfest

“Ziggy zaggy, ziggy zaggy, oi oi oi!” was the chant to start off the fun at Techtoberfest, an annual tech event hosted by Communitech with the support of some amazing sponsors.

MBET Ignition Week: a mosaic of cultures and ideas comes together

MBET Class on the first day of Ignition Week

Imagine a blank canvas stands in front of you. In one hand you hold a palette with varying colours of paint. In your other hand, a paint brush. Now, you proceed to paint.

From customer discovery to Kickstarter: Sienci Labs in Enterprise Co-op

Sienci team at a maker faire booth

Andy Lee's Enterprise Co-op term is coming to an end this month, but he and his co-founders at Sienci Labs are busier than ever with the launch of their Kickstarter campaign. The campaign aims to bring the Sienci Mill One, an affordable and user-friendly desktop CNC milling machine, into the hands of creative makers across the world.

Views from the Conrad Centre: Procrastinate on quitting

Howard, John, and Chris with their bikes

Howard Armitage, founder of the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Centre is, in my eyes, the Dumbledore of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Tech

Pitch, Practice, Repeat: MBET at the International Business Model Competition

Alexandru and Vince at Microsoft

The International Business Model Competition (IBMC) is a unique student startup competition focused on the inputs, not the outputs, of the entrepreneurial process.

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