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.

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