Thursday, January 27, 2022

Conrad School 2021 Review

Conrad School Logo over E7 building background

Despite the challenges faced in 2021, students, staff and alumni at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business continued to demonstrate resilience and accomplished many achievements. Here are a few highlights from the past year.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

From student startup to US $5.16B market capitalization

Alex Rodrigues driving with Feridun Hamdullahpur, 2015

A startup founded by second-year Waterloo Engineering students just five years ago would have a market capitalization of US $5.16 billion under a proposed merger to make it a publicly traded company.

Embark Trucks, which is based in San Francisco, was launched by former mechatronics engineering students Alex Rodrigues and Brandon Moak to bring autonomous technology to the trucking industry.