Conrad School students continue to be a force to reckoned with on the student pitch competition circuit — both on and off-campus. We are thrilled to share some of the highlights from this fall 2021 term.
Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) Student Pitch Competition
Ayswarya Ashok Kumar, MBET student and founder of Halleyx, a blockchain-enabled SaaS platform to automate the background verification process for employers, won the People's Choice Award and $500 for her venture.
RBC EPIC Business Model Competition (BMC)
All of our seven teams were comprised of current and former BET 300 and Enterprise Co-op students. Aftersell, an e-commerce venture won the top prize of $10,000 and the People’s Choice Award.
Congratulations Landon, Dhruv, Varun and Armon!
NU National Student Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneurship
Conrad School and Waterloo Mechanical Engineering students Peter Cornelisse and Lucas Godkin are the founders of Hydro House and winners of the top prize of $25,000 for their venture. Both of these students are completing the BET 300, Foundations of Venture Creation course this term.
Congratulations Peter and Lucas!
Our students continued the theme of outstanding representation in competitions this term with the Concept $5k. All eight semi-finalists – yes, every single one – are teams comprised of current and former undergraduate BET 300 and/or BET 320 and graduate MBET students. Here is a video interview with Learnlist founder Aman Mathur. You can check out the Concept Blog to see interviews with the winning founders.
Congratulations to teams, Learnlist, PERCare, Hydro House and Microbuild all of whom have won $5000 CAD for their ventures!
Yvonne Osagie is a current, part-time MBET student and founder of Medical Melanin. Yvonne is digging deep into the important problem of Women of Colour (WOC) being misdiagnosed at a greater rate than non-WOC. She took the top prize this term at the Problem Lab’s Quantum Valley Investments® Fall 2021 Problem Pitch. Learn more about this terms competition as well as Yvonne and her venture on the Problem Lab blog.
Conrad School undergrads who competed and won in this term’s competitions are either current or former Enterprise Co-op, BET 300 Foundations of Venture Creation and/or BET 320 Entrepreneurial Strategy students. Graduate students from the Conrad School who competed this term are currently completing the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) degree program.