As we near the end of another year at Conrad we couldn't help but reflect on the flurry of activity we have seen in our halls and beyond this year. Upon reviewing our news and blog feeds, social media accounts, and admissions information, we realized that the reason we feel like we can't keep up with all the news flowing through the Centre, is because the volume and caliber of the achievement of our students, alumni, faculty and staff is astounding!
On Saturday, November 22, a team of Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) students took the stage at Communitech to pitch in the Manulife Smart Tech Challenge, a competition in which Ontario post-secondary students were challenged to use technology to improve the financial services industry. The MBET team's entry, 'Moola', won second place overall.
Six Conrad startups will pitch at the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) on Thursday, November 27. The Velocity Fund is a grant program for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win funding through competitions held three times per year. Teams compete for a total of $125,000 at the day-long pitch competition. The event is split into two parts: the $5K competition in the morning, and the $25K competition in the afternoon.
On Monday, November 3, Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) students had an opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges to win an award of $5,500. Each competing company had five minutes to pitch and three minutes to answer questions from the judges.