It’s in our DNA

Waterloo is an entrepreneurial ecosystem where technological leaders and startup founders share the same goal: to bring innovative and world–changing ideas to the global marketplace.

incubation and acceleration
  • inspiration
  • education
  • discovery
  • incubation and acceleration
  • connection

A full spectrum of support

Hundreds of companies and thousands of student success stories trace their roots to Waterloo’s one–of–a–kind entrepreneurship ecosystem — fuelled by creator–owns intellectual property policy, experience–rich learning in the world’s largest co–operative education program, and a bold, progress–driven culture that embraces innovation and risk.

Explore our opportunities

There’s no one–size–fits–all definition of an entrepreneur. That’s why University of Waterloo offers a full spectrum of support, from the early stages of inspiration and discovery, to the incubation and acceleration of commercial and social ventures. Entrepreneurs thrive here.

  • Velocity

  • Entrepreneurship Society (EntSoc)

  • Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre

  • Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity (REAP)

  • Engineering Innovation

  • Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo)

  • St. Paul’s GreenHouse

  • Accelerator Centre

  • Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business

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