Programs and course offerings for entrepreneurial undergraduate students

Do you want to put an entrepreneurial spin on your undergraduate degree at Waterloo? Get a jump-start on your entrepreneurial path by enrolling in one of the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business' specialized programs or courses today.

Waterloo undergraduate students in the Conrad School Hub space.

Open to undergrad students from all faculties at Waterloo

Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (BET) courses

Interactive, experiential and fun. Taught by award-winning faculty, BET courses teach you how to solve problems and turn ideas into opportunities.

Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op)


A signature program at Waterloo, Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) allows students to start or work on their own business while earning a co-op credit.


Minor in Entrepreneurship

Enhance your academic degree with the business skills required to move ideas from concept to commercial, organizational, or social success. 

Awards and scholarships

Generous support from our donors allows us to offer support to our students as they pursue their ventures at the undergraduate level.


Exclusively for Engineering students only


Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS)

A specialized co-op program established to support two key groups: first-year engineering co-op students and early-stage startups to contribute to business objectives.

Entrepreneurship Option in Engineering

This alternative to a minor is for Engineering students who want to explore entrepreneurship and enhance their technical background with business skills.

Capstone fourth-year design project award

The Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Award is for student teams enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering's Fourth-Year Capstone Design Project. 


Exclusively for School of Accounting and Finance students only

Entrepreneurial Mindset Career Specialization

Develop an understanding of opportunity identification and evaluation. Explore strategy, business planning and execution, customer experience design, marketing, sales, and leadership - all from a new venture perspective. An entrepreneurial mindset is tremendously valuable for those working at large organizations, scale-ups and start-ups. 

Entrepreneurial-inspiration for undergrads
Richard Yim, Mechanical Engineering alumnus - class of 2016

Richard Yim is a Waterloo Engineering graduate who built his company, Demine Robotics (formerly Landmine Boys), with the help of Conrad School courses and instructors. Demine Robotics has developed a robot that safely diffuses landmines.