Are you curious about Waterloo’s entrepreneurial community?
Did you know the Conrad School offers entrepreneurship education for all Waterloo students?
This fall, take a course at the Conrad School to jump-start your entrepreneurial career and enhance your degree.
The Conrad School offers a Minor in Entrepreneurship through which we deliver the knowledge, expertise, and hands-on experience students need to start their own venture or work in an entrepreneurial environment. Take a look at the courses you can add to your fall 2018 schedule:
Offered: Mondays, 6:30-9:20 p.m.
Success starts with finding a solution to a “big idea” and then creating the right strategy to bring it to market. The final step in the process is explored in this course, the disciplined execution of strategy. Develop the business skills and knowledge needed to take a new venture from strategy to market.
Offered: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:50 p.m.
By integrating the Global Hult Prize challenge* directly into the course, students will truly learn entrepreneurship through experience. Using design thinking, systems thinking, research and business models students will ultimately pitch a sustainable social venture in this course.
*The Hult Prize is the world's largest student competition for social good, challenging teams to create disruptive social enterprises with a $1 million grand prize. Last year's Hult Prize @ UWaterloo competition engaged over 200 Waterloo students from all faculties; four teams moved on to the regional finals in cities around the world. A team of three BET 420 students, "Prava," competed in the regional finals in Quito, Ecuador.
Offered: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:20 a.m.
The one thing every new venture needs whether small or large, not-for-profit or for-profit, startup or part of a mature business, is sales. This course is designed to help you create and grow a successful business venture through your personal marketing and sales efforts.
Find solutions to big problems in BET 100. This course covers the three steps that form the foundation of all entrepreneurial success: big ideas, solutions, and testing.
Offered: Wednesdays 7:00-9:50 p.m.
For students committed to starting a venture through Enterprise Co-op, Velocity, or on their own, this course is an introduction to the processes involved in moving an idea from conception to launch.
Offered: Wednesdays 6:30-9:20 p.m.
Once your “big idea” has been formulated, what is the best way to realize its potential? In this course you will study the commercialization process, with a focus on assessment of opportunities and the development of an entrepreneurial business plan.
Offered: Instructor Consent required
This course is for students pursuing a Capstone project milestone for the Entrepreneurship Option in Engineering. Capstone teams can use this course to develop a commercialization strategy, studying topics such as understanding your competitive landscape, team building, and project planning.