Thursday, April 11, 2019

Beyond expectations: CataLight shines at worlds largest and richest student startup competition

Kevin Dang and Ashley Keefner, Co-founders of CataLight are presented with a cheque by a representative from NASDAQ

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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hult Prize Waterloo Teams Update

Text graphic - Hult Prize Team Updates

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 CataLight

Team Members: Kevin Dang, Ashley Keefner, and Vishal Vinod — all MBET students.

Friday, April 7, 2017

From one innovation ecosystem to another: reflections from the University of Edinburgh's Startup Festival

Catherine Bischoff speaks on the panel at the Edinburgh Startup Festival
Catherine Bischoff, Associate Director of Outreach and International Programs

I was recently invited by the University of Edinburgh to speak at its business school’s Startup Festival’17 in a session entitled

Friday, September 16, 2016

Outreach at Conrad: IP and Commercialization workshops for the esteemed CryptoWorks21 group

Students participate in a commercialization simulation with Lego

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.
 

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