Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS)

Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students

The Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program is a specialized co-op program established to support two key groups: junior engineering, mathematics, environment and arts 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 14-week project placement.

The program consists of one full week of intensive training and development, followed by a 14-week placement rotation with a startup. The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business mentors and supports these co-op students throughout the 15-week term, helping them develop transferable employment skills through a series of workshops, seminars, and work-term placements. 

breakdown of the program is available for students to view.

Details for interested startup companies are also available.

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Hear from Spring 2017 BETS student Teresa Han about her experiences in the BETS program.

You get out what you put in. Every minute was a learning experience, and being able to pick the minds of two young entrepreneurs on the journey of scaling their venture idea provided me with great knowledge on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

-Jeyanath Yogaratnasingam, 2B Accounting and Financial Management

For more information on the BETS program, please contact Cristen Brown.

The Conrad School is grateful to The Esch Foundation for its generous support of the BETS program.