Want to stand out but don’t know how?
The Zero Experience will make you an innovator.
Distinguish yourself by making an impact
To have a great career and maximize university, you need to stand out from the crowd.
Get the tools to solve problems affecting millions of people, network with internationally awarded innovators, and transform your visions into realities. No prior experience required!
Join hundreds of your peers in the unprecedented Zero Experience to start making your impact!
A unique recipe for your success
The Zero Experience is a weekly online 2-hour workshop (6-8pm ET) that teaches you how to make an impact from scratch, and gives you a process to figure out what you want.
Within the first three weeks you’ll discover how a global problem works, learn how to make friends quickly, lead a team of motivated peers, construct a great idea from scratch, find out what excites you, and so much more.
You’ll be shocked at how fast you can learn when you care about the problem!
Fast-paced and actionable
The Zero Experience’s nine weekly workshops are broken into three Cycles. Every workshop is super interactive and stuffed to the brim with proven success techniques for you to practice.
The Problem Cycle: What problems should you solve?
Sep 22, Sep 29, Oct 6
The Solution Cycle: What makes your ideas valuable?
Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27
The Innovation Cycle: How can you make a real impact?
Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17
At each Cycle’s beginning, you’ll form a new team, find an impact idea, refine it, and then put it into practice.* Next cycle you start from scratch, now armed with new knowledge, skills, and experience!
*You can leave at the end of any Cycle if life becomes too busy – we only ask for three weeks of commitment at a time!
Learn how to succeed from the experts
Meet incredible guest innovators like the NASA Hawaii Mission Commander and Entrepreneurship World Cup champion during optional fireside chats after each workshop.
Get dozens of essays on how to be successful, freely available in the Zero Experience library and written by UWaterloo students like you.
Join the exclusive Ground Zero alumni group after the Solution Cycle, with endless access to all Zero content and hundreds of motivated peers to network with.
No matter where you come from or where you’re going, the Zero Experience will transform your university experience.