Monday, December 19, 2022

Meet the 7 recipients of the first Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship

Chao Yu & LoopX, winners of the Rogers OVIN 5G Challenge

This fall, the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business welcomed seven University of Waterloo Ph.D. students to the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) classroom through the inaugural Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowship program.

The fellowships were awarded to support outstanding, business-minded Waterloo doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research. The following recipients will complete the three-year part-time program alongside their regular doctoral studies, tuition-free. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

Meet the fall 2022 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Dhvani Patel, winner of the Overbeeke Family Award

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's video pitch was evaluated by a panel of judges. Meet the fall 2022 pitch winners!

Friday, November 25, 2022

Fall 2022 Velocity $5K Recap

Velocity 5K winners

Out of a total of 72 applications received at the Fall 2022 Velocity $5K competition, 23 student ventures were selected as semifinalists, then eight teams pitched during this week's finals.

The finals included five team members who are or were Conrad School students from both the Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) or Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) programs. Four of t

Friday, November 18, 2022

Twenty years’ worth celebrating

Conrad School celebrates 20 years

Last month, the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business celebrated its 20-year anniversary.

In 2002, we opened our doors to welcome the first cohort of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program, with a mission to expand on Waterloo’s culture of entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Ghanaian celebrity graduates from University of Waterloo

Yaa Yaa graduates from MBET program

She's a star performer, known for her vocal skills and stage presence. Now this Ghanaian celebrity has walked a different kind of stage in Waterloo, after graduating with a master’s degree.

The artist known as “Yaa Yaa” won the reality singing show, “Stars of the Future,” in Ghana in 2009 under her legal name Bertha. The show is similar to American or Canadian Idol and is very popular in West Africa.