Posts for the Topic success story

Why MBET is different

Alphonsus Aigbokhan

I first came across the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program in 2009 while I was doing an online search for graduate programs in entrepreneurship. Having attained a Graduate Business Education (MBA) before, MBET initially struck me as any other graduate business degree, but after reading more about it, I was intrigued.

My life as a Canadian student in Denmark

Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) student, Miguel Mejia Diaz, recounts his experience at the European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM) in Denmark this past summer.

Miguel came to MBET as an international student from Mexico City, attended the University of Waterloo, and then represented Canada overseas in Denmark. Because of this, Miguel has a unique perspective on his time spent abroad.

How ESSAM enriched my MBET experience

After completing the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET) program, a team of Conrad students, including Steven Wang, ventured to Denmark to attend the European Summer School for Advanced Management (ESSAM).  These are Steven's reflections on his experiences at ESSAM:

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.

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

Winning Startup Weekend Hamilton with Walkbug: how MBET prepared me

On the 26th of April 2013 I participated in Startup Weekend Hamilton 3— a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, engineers and startup enthusiasts came together to share their ideas, form teams, and launch viable startups.

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.

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