Being passionate about your problem space and solution is an overlooked aspect of creating a successful venture. Passion is a key motivational factor for Miraal Kabir and…
The University of Waterloo is home to many innovative minds and has fostered more than a handful of successful businesses like Embark and Nicoya. Therefore, it is essential that the proper systems are created to support these students and push them forward in all and any of their endeavours.
Not only does the end of the term mean it's time to unwind, but it also means that we spring into the Concept $5k Pitch Competition.
Making decisions is never easy, and having to make a group decision that impacts an organization further complicates the matter. University of…
As the province of Ontario opens up and life slowly begins to return to some sort of normalcy, UWaterloo students…
To find success in the startup world, you need a killer product that people want, but you also need to…
A LITTLE BACKGROUND Kevin Li is a highly valued member of the entrepreneurship world at the University of Waterloo. Not only is he a Concept Coach, but also…
With 11 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and organizations that support them, it comes as no surprise to have Nicole Troster on our team of Concept Entrepreneurship Coaches.
Iris Guo is a 4th year Accounting and Financial Management student by day, and founder of OpenMeal and Neutrify by night.
Keyma Prince is an entrepreneurship coach who offers some great advice about balancing a startup while being a student.
Experienced entrepreneur John Dick steps into the role as Interim Director of Concept.
Meet The Climate Change Fund Winners: University of Waterloo student teams helping to help fight global climate change with their innovative solutions.
Meet the winners of the Winter 2021 Concept $5K pitch competition and their awesome innovations!
Meet the Winter 2021 Concept $5K Finalists! These student teams will pitch their startup ideas at the $5K Finals and compete for early stage grant funding
Meet the UWaterloo students tackling climate change related problems that were crowned as winners of the Climate Innovation Discovery Stream!
Introducing the Concept Grad Fund Winners and the cutting edge research they are working on at the University of Waterloo.
Introducing the University of Waterloo student led teams crowned as the Fall 2020 Concept $5K Winners and Climate Change Grant Winner!
University of Waterloo students spend a week hacking hockey with high profile partners and use 5G to help shape the future of sports tech innovation.
Announcing the Fall 2020 Concept $5K Finalists: 10 student led teams competing for up to $10,000 in early stage funding for their startup ideas.
Concept and IC3 are partnering to off the Climate Change Grant for UWaterloo students working on innovative solutions to climate change issues.
Celebrating the first year of Concept and all the amazing student success throughout! Through a wild 2020, UWaterloo students continue to shine and inspire.
Back in May, when the call went out to participate in The Pandemic Challenge, University of Waterloo students were quick…
Announcing the Concept $5K Winners for the Spring 2020 term! These University of Waterloo teams will receive $5K grants to turn their concept into a reality.
Introducing the University of Waterloo teams competing in the Pandemic Challenge Fund. A collaborative competition from the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Concept Director, Camelia Nunez says goodbye to the people and organization while recapping successes and the time she spent with Concept & Velocity.
Last week we held another round of the Concept $5K Semi-Finals, however this semester was quite different. Although Ontario is…
Create the best Concept $5K applications by following these tips and tricks. Once you're in, work on making the perfect pitch as you take the virtual stage!
Whether you’re on coop or on an academic term, Spring 2020 will definitely be unique. You’re probably wondering what’s in…
While Concept may be best known for the $5K Pitch Competition, we provide so much more for entrepreneurial UWaterloo students.…
Four incredible student led teams are crowned Concept $5K Winners after last minute changes to the pitch competition format.
Closing the book on this unique semester by switching to virtual content and new ways to engage with the Concept $5K Finals.
Our Highlighting Entrepreneurial Women event brought together a group of entrepreneurial women to share their stories and discuss the their experiences.
Introducing the Winter 2020 finalists for the Concept $5K Finals; a pitch competition awarding $20K in grant funding to University of Waterloo Students.
Adrien Côté steps into the new role of Executive Director, championing the vision for Velocity, Canada’s most productive startup incubator.
In Fall 2019, Ribbit won with their idea to create the world’s first autonomous regional cargo airline. Using the $5K grant, they've purchased hardware to retrofit a real airplane.
Three University of Waterloo students share their experiences completing a co-op term at a startup and provide tips on how to get hired.
Concept has a large network of coaches that give University of Waterloo students directions on their entrepreneurial journey. You can…
A resource we launched in the Fall is a network of coaches that give University of Waterloo students directions on…