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 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. 

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The Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program allows junior co-op students to experience working with the founding members of a startup team. BETS students make real contributions to early business objectives and to the startup trajectory.

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.