We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS)
The Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program is a specialized co-op program established to support two key groups: junior engineering, mathematics and SAF co-op students, and seed and early-stage startup companies who would not otherwise have the resources to hire full-time staff or co-op students for 16 weeks. The BETS program brings these groups together by pairing teams of two entrepreneurial co-op students with companies for a 12-week project placement.
The program consists of one full week of intensive training and development, followed by a 12-week placement rotation with a startup. The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business mentors and supports these co-op students throughout the 13-week term, helping them develop transferable employment skills through a series of workshops, seminars, and work-term placements.
A breakdown of the program is available for students to view.
Details for interested startup companies are also available.
For more information on the BETS program, please contact Esteban Veintimilla.
The Conrad School is grateful to The Esch Foundation for its generous support of the BETS program.