Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Meet the winter 2021 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Charles Frise

This winter term, Enterprise Co-op students submitted five-minute video pitches for prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each student video pitch was evaluated by a panel of judges. Meet the winter 2021 pitch winners!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Conrad School Competitions Round-Up - Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Competitions Round-Up

Our undergraduate; graduate; alumni students and their ventures take centre stage this competition season. Here is a brief summary of some of their outstanding accomplishments this term.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Waterloo celebrates Class of 2020 master’s students

Minelli Clements

By University Relations. This is an excerpt from an article originally published on Waterloo Stories.

For graduating master’s students, convocation is an important recognition of their hard work and dedication. Some will move on to professional roles, while others plan to continue the research that has captured their imagination.

As they celebrate their accomplishments with their families and supporters, Waterloo recognizes the commitment and success of our master’s students, including these six graduands.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Hult Prize at Waterloo 2021: Food for Good

Hult Prize 2021 Food For Good

The Hult Prize @ Waterloo competition energizes and activates socially-conscious entrepreneurs at Waterloo and beyond, and this year will no doubt be one of the most exciting yet! Food is a universal need and source of comfort. The theme for this year’s Hult Prize challenge, dubbed “The Nobel Prize for Students”, is Food for Good. The mission? To create jobs, stimulate economies, reimagining supply chains, and improving outcomes of 10 million people by 2030.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Meet the fall 2020 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Gerry Saporito and Mylene Tu

This fall term, Enterprise Co-op students submitted five-minute video pitches for prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each student video pitch was evaluated by a panel of judges. Meet the fall 2020 pitch winners!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Great News for Clearpath Robotics Co-Founders and Waterloo Grads

Matt Rendall, Clearpath Co-founder and CEO pictured with one of their robots.

Hot on the heels on of their initial $29 million (USD) Series C funding announcement for Otto Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics, this stellar example of Waterloo-entrepreneurship has announced an additional $6.6 million (USD) extension to their historic funding round. 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Conrad School Competitions Round-Up - Spring 2020

Conrad School Competitions Round-Up - Spring 2020

Entrepreneurship and business competitions have and will continue to be, valuable learning experiences for student entrepreneurs. The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business would like to acknowledge and congratulate BET (undergraduate courses), MBET (graduate), alumni, and Enterprise Co-op students on their accomplishments at the various competitions they have competed in this spring 2020 term.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Supporting Students at the Spring 2020 Concept $5K Finals

Concept $5K Spring Finals

Ten student venture teams will have the opportunity to win one of four $5,000 grants at the Concept $5K finals today. Three of these ventures have founders that are current or former students of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Kudos!

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, there will be no live pitch competition event this semester. Instead, the finalists will submit their three-minute video pitches to the judges who will assess the teams remotely.

Keep reading to learn more about the Conrad School students among this semester's finalists.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

COVID-19 highlights importance of Waterloo blood startup

Shane Kilpatrick (MSc ’17, MBET ’18) is the CEO of Membio

By Natalie Quinlan and Beth Gallagher. This is an excerpt of an article originally published on Waterloo Magazine.

Shane Kilpatrick (MSc ’17, MBET ’18) is the CEO of Membio, a Canadian startup creating technology to manufacture red blood cells. In the Waterloo Magazine, he touches on the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 presents for Canadian innovation.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Entrepreneurship for Social Impact: Pandemic Edition

image of a pandemic data visualization and and map with text overlay -  Entrepreneurship for Social Impact: Pandemic Edition

The world needs entrepreneurs now more than ever. This spring 2020 term, the Conrad School is offering six undergraduate and four post-graduate courses for entrepreneurial students at Waterloo rise to the challenge and make things happen.

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