Thursday, April 11, 2019

Beyond expectations: CataLight shines at worlds largest and richest student startup competition

Kevin Dang and Ashley Keefner, Co-founders of CataLight are presented with a cheque by a representative from NASDAQ

CataLight, a University of Waterloo social impact startup shone brightly at the 2019 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) competing head-to-head with students from the world’s top schools like MIT, Notre Dame, Penn State and Northwestern. After three days of competition, Co-founders Ashley Keefner, Ph.D., MBET and Kevin Dang, MBET advanced to the Final Round as one of only two Canadian teams competing, defeating 35 teams in the process.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Conrad Student Competitions Round-Up

Better Bail for America at Hult Prize

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 our BET (undergraduate courses); MBET (graduate); alumni; and Enterprise Co-op students on their accomplishments at the various competitions they have competed in since September 2018.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Student entrepreneurs pitch solutions to youth unemployment at Hult Prize

Hult Prize On-Campus at Waterloo

Youth unemployment is an issue that is close-to-home for students around the world and tackling this problem is the focus of this year’s Hult Prize challenge.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Meet the winter 2019 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Thisarani (Tess) Kalhara Kuruppu, Eco-op student

This winter term, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for five 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 2019 pitch winners!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Conrad School 2018 Review

Conrad logo

2018 was a monumental year for the Conrad School, our students and alumni.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Supporting Students at fall 2018 Velocity Fund Finals

Velocity Fund Fall 2018 Finals

Today, 20 student venture teams will compete to win their share of $130,000 in prizes at the fall 2018 Velocity Fund Finals. Did you know that many of the teams competing have founders who have completed programs or taken courses at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business? Keep reading to learn more about these students.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

New Faculty Announcement — Welcome Janet Boekhorst and Chris Holt

Janet Boekhorst and Chris Holt

The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business is very pleased to announce the appointment of two new faculty members: Janet Boekhorst and Chris Holt.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Waterloo’s entrepreneurship library collection and librarian

Librarian Rachel with MBET student Peter

Did you know that Waterloo has a library collection dedicated to entrepreneurship? Did you know that this collection has a dedicated librarian who is keen to help entrepreneurial students at Waterloo take full advantage of this resource?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Meet the fall 2018 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Wesley Owen Tang, Enterprise Co-op student.

This month, Enterprise Co-op students pitched for five 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 2018 pitch winners!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New name, new space, same entrepreneurial spirit at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business

Engineering 7 building

Change is afoot at Conrad.  In early June, the University of Waterloo’s Board of Governors officially changed the Conrad Centre into the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. This change reflects what Conrad has become and where it is going.  We are eager to keep our community aware of what is changing, what is staying the same, and what to expect from the new Conrad School.

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