Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Entrepreneurship for Social Impact: Pandemic Edition

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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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Supporting Students at the Winter 2020 Concept $5K Finals

Concept Winter 2020 $5k Competition

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

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 this semester's finalists.

Monday, March 2, 2020

HyIvy takes home $25K at Fierce Founders Finale

The following is a summary of the CBC news article, Waterloo woman draws on experience with cervical cancer for startup idea.

Rachel Bartholomew (MBET '14) took home $25,000 for her startup, HyIvy Health, at Communitech's Fierce Founders Finale, last week. HyIvy is making a difference in sexual rehabilitation for women with pelvic diseases and cancers. The suite of sexual rehabilitation products that HyIvy Health helps women's sexual recovery after diagnosis, treatment and/or surgery.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Conrad School 2019 Review

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2019 was a busy and successful year for the Conrad School of Business and Entrepreneurship! Here are some highlights from the previous year.

Winter Term 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Meet the winter 2020 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Robert Rehill, founder of Volar holds cheque for $5,000

This winter term, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period. Meet the winter 2020 pitch winners!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A new faculty member and a new course: Business Negotiations

Tatiana Astray - a new faculty member, a new course: negotiations

The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business is pleased to announce the appointment of a new faculty member: Tatiana Astray.

Monday, November 18, 2019

NERv Technology Takes Top Prize at Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals

NERv Technology wins Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals

NERv Technology (www.ne-rv.com) emerged victorious through three days of pitching against a group of 100 finalists at the Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Family Business: a new undergrad BET course offering for winter 2020

Image of a large family on a beach watching the sun rise/set. Text reads: BET 470 Family Business - a new course offering.

The Weston’; Sobey’s; Roger’s; Pattinson’s. Some of Canada’s biggest brands are family businesses. So it comes as no surprise that a recent report from the Conference Board of Canada shows Canadian family businesses generate almost half of private-sector GDP and 7 million jobs. In fact, these family-owned enterprises (FOEs) account for more than 60% of all private sector companies.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

NERv Technology Inc. continues building a future of safe surgeries with latest round of funding

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Physician-angel and VC firm fuel ongoing studies and product development.

NERv Technology Inc., an innovative medtech venture co-founded by a number of University of Waterloo alumni, has secured $1 million CAD in pre-seed funding. In partnership with a number of physician angel-investors, a hospital, and Sunhope Capital VC, this recent round of funding will help to cover the costs associated with preclinical studies and further development of their flagship post-operative sensory platform product.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Meet the fall 2019 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Aileen Agada, BeBlended with $5000 award cheque

This fall term, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for prizes of $5,000 at the Ignition Week pitch competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period. Meet the fall 2019 pitch winners!

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