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.
Waterloo Hult Teams have travelled to Quito, Melbourne and Toronto to compete in Hult Prize 2018 Regional competitions. Here’s a quick update, from the teams themselves (in their own words), on how they did, and what’s next.
Team Members: Kevin Dang, Ashley Keefner, and Vishal Vinod — all MBET students.
This past July, instructors from the Conrad Centre provided Intellectual Property and Commercialization workshops to leading quantum and cryptographic researchers at the University of Waterloo. Through these workshops, researchers gained an understanding of the valuable (and patent-able) ideas they may develop and how they can validate problems to potentially arrive at a commercialization solution.