• Undergraduate students

      Spring term, Winter term

      Program Overview

      This specialized co-op program is designed to support two key groups: first-year engineering, mathematics, and accounting co-op students, and early-stage startup companies. You will develop transferable employment skills through a series of workshops, seminars, and work-term placements, while contributing to real business objectives.

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    • Anytime

      UWaterloo students, staff and faculty

      Multiple sessions

      Program Overview

      The best way to learn about growing your ideas is from those who have successfully done so.

      Concept’s network of coaches includes a variety of individuals made up of founders, small business owners, early employees from successful start-ups, and experienced entrepreneurs. They are available to meet one-on-one or in a small group to discuss your start-up ideas and aspirations and help guide you to turn your concept into a reality.

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    • Every term

      UWaterloo students, staff and faculty

      Multiple sessions

      Program Overview

      Cornerstone is the culmination of the student entrepreneurial process. It’s a community of student founders all looking to start their careers in entrepreneurship. They are actively building out their business plans through customer discovery and validation while getting coaching and support from their fellow student teams, Concept coaches, Velocity founders and business advisors. The goal is to gain enough traction by graduation to join a top-tier accelerator/incubator program or attract investment.

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    • Anytime

      Undergraduate students

      Program Overview

      This signature program allows you to pursue an entrepreneurial co-op option in which students start your own business while earning co-op credit. After graduation, E Co-op students continue with their venture, begin a new one, or use their E Co-op know-how to obtain employment. E Co-op is a great experience that builds business knowledge, capabilities, and independence that employers value.

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    • September 2022

      Graduate students

      Fulltime-program / Courses

      Program Overview

      The University of Waterloo is awarding Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowships to support outstanding, business-minded Waterloo doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research. Successful fellowship applicants will be enrolled in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) part-time program. Recipients can complete the three-year part-time program alongside their regular doctoral studies, tuition-free. 

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    • Fulltime-program / Courses

      Engineering Graduate Students

      Every term

      Program Overview

      Conrad School graduate-level academic programs and course offerings are designed to provide you with practical knowledge, skills and experiences so they can succeed in today’s increasingly entrepreneurial and innovation-driven business world:

      • Business and Entrepreneurship (BE) Courses
      • Graduate Diploma (G.Dip.) in Business and Entrepreneurship

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    • Fulltime-program / Courses

      UWaterloo students, staff and faculty

      Anytime

      Program Overview

      The Grebel Peace Incubator provides a collaborative community and access to mentorship and funding for early-stage non-profits and social enterprises focused on advancing peace and justice. Their expertise in thinking and working politically helps new ventures engage governments and transform systems. New ventures in this incubator thrive within a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and community-mindedness.

      Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

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    • Fall term

      Graduate students

      Program Overview

      Get your graduate business degree while you build your venture. The MBET degree is a professional, practical, course-based master’s program for people who want to make things happen. Offered in 2 formats: one-year full-time and three-year part-time program. 

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    • Multiple sessions

      UWaterloo students, staff and faculty

      Anytime

      Program Overview

      Connect with a member of the Problem Lab to talk about the problem spaces you are interested in exploring and ideas you may already have. With a sea of knowledge, our experts can help direct you on the right path of problem identification to create a start-up or business.

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    • Fulltime-program / Courses

      Undergraduate students

      Every term

      Program Overview

      Do you want to put an entrepreneurial spin on your undergraduate degree at Waterloo? Get a jump-start on your entrepreneurial path by enrolling Conrad School’s specialized academic programs and courses:

      • Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (BET) Courses
      • Minor in Entrepreneurship
      • Entrepreneurship Option in Engineering
      • Entrepreneurial Mindset Career Specialization in SAF

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    • Fulltime-program / Courses

      UWaterloo students, staff and faculty

      Anytime

      Program Overview

      Velocity is an incubator for pre-seed technology startups from the University of Waterloo and around the world. The program is designed to guide and amplify early-stage start-ups as they turn ideas into scalable companies with the potential for positive, global impact. We invest in ambitious founders with bold ideas that scale. Velocity offers product development labs, collaborative workspaces, manufacturing equipment, and funding paired with expert business support from seasoned professionals and past founders.

      Velocity takes rolling applications and invests $50,000 in companies. Founders must be willing to join the incubator to work on their company full time and must demonstrate they can build a company that solves a $1B+ problem.

      Apply here

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    • Anytime

      UWaterloo students, staff and faculty

      Multiple sessions

      Program Overview

      The Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) offers research faculty and graduate students access to intellectual property management expertise and commercialization services to facilitate licensing and startup company formation commercialization pathways.

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