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November 4, 2021
New award supports diversity in entrepreneurship

Two companies in Conestoga’s Venture Lab have been named recipients of the Equitable Life of Canada Community Venture Award. The...


November 1, 2021
Conestoga entrepreneurs compete at annual pitch competition

On October 28, Conestoga graduates Urim Aliu, Stephen McCabe and Patrick Wilken, the team behind the mobile app KWKLY, finished...


August 13, 2021
Conestoga to support Black entrepreneurship programs

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR), in partnership with local organizations and post-secondary institutions including the Conestoga Entrepreneurship...


August 6, 2021
New freelancing micro-credential begins this September

Inspired by the Conestoga Gig Lab, Canada's first and only business incubator for freelance entrepreneurs, a new micro-credential starting this...


February 28, 2021
Students develop assistive devices for pitch competition

Second-year students in Conestoga’s Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA & PTA) program developed assistive devices as part of...


January 31, 2021
Gig Lab freelancers present at showcase

Conestoga’s Gig Lab hosted a showcase in December to introduce and celebrate its fall 2020 cohort -- a group of...


December 18, 2020
Design student launches mental wellness kit

Taylor Jackson, a fourth-year Bachelor of Design student, has launched Press Pause - a start-up that focuses on youth mental...


November 11, 2020
Conestoga graduate wins pitch competition

Jolene MacDonald, a 1999 Graphic Design graduate and 2016 Conestoga Alumni of Distinction honouree, finished first place with a $5,000...


September 11, 2020
Gig Lab celebrates first cohort

Freelance entrepreneurs showcased their new ventures through an online event hosted by Conestoga’s Gig Lab on August 18. The cohort...


November 21, 2019
Conestoga entrepreneur uses co-op to launch startup

A co-op work term helped Christina Vanderkooy embrace her entrepreneurial spirit. The 2019 IT Innovation and Design graduate launched a...


April 17, 2018
Culinary students bring international cuisine to the Kitchener Market

On April 12, students in Conestoga’s Culinary Management diploma program hosted Rising Stars: International Tapas and Tastings at the Kitchener...


March 29, 2018
Conestoga entrepreneurs pitch business ideas at annual competition

Conestoga entrepreneurs pitched their original business ideas to a panel of judges at the college’s annual pitch competition held March...


August 25, 2017
Immigrant Entrepreneurship program recognizes first graduates

On August 22, Conestoga celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of clients to complete the Self-Employment for Immigrants: Building...


April 3, 2017
Pitch Day supports young entrepreneurs

Grigoriy Kozyrev and Andriy Strebkov won $2,500 at Conestoga’s third annual Pitch Day competition held March 30 at the Cambridge...


January 5, 2017
Conestoga entrepreneur profiled in national media

Renish Kamal, a participant in Conestoga’s Enterprise Catalyst program and CEO of Fidget Toys Ltd., was recently profiled in Maclean's...


April 11, 2016
Entrepreneurs pitch innovative business ideas

Renish Kamal, a participant in Conestoga’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Catalyst program, received $3,000 to support her startup business venture...


January 30, 2015
Student entrepreneurs recognized

Fourteen student entrepreneurs enrolled in Conestoga’s Small Business Ventures graduate certificate program got a hand up in launching their new...


January 16, 2015
Canada invests in entrepreneurship for Waterloo Region

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, minister of state for FedDev Ontario, and Kitchener-Waterloo MP Peter Braid visited the Waterloo Accelerator Centre...


January 13, 2015
AMT Catalyst supports manufacturing startups

A new program delivered through the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Conestoga College will provide the training, support and lab space...


November 1, 2014
Students achieve Global Citizenship

Ahmed Darwish, Jacquelyn Lowry, Jessy Stark and Hailey Vezza, students from Conestoga’s International Business Management degree program, will be presented...


April 22, 2014
Manufacturing Leadership Council supports industry growth

A new Manufacturing Leadership Council recently announced for Waterloo Region will undertake a comprehensive set of initiatives to help ensure...


April 10, 2014
Developing apps for social good

Conestoga students presented their best business ideas for creating social benefits at the college's first-ever Technology Enabled Social Innovation (TESI)...


April 4, 2014
Students pitch winning business ideas

Conestoga students pitched their innovative business ideas to a panel of local business experts, members of the college community and...


March 21, 2014
Conestoga celebrates grand opening of C4E

Area business leaders and community and government partners joined Conestoga faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, March 12 to celebrate...


January 29, 2014
Conestoga student gains Global Edge

For Conestoga student Breanna Hartwick, gaining skills as an entrepreneur meant spending three months during the summer of 2013 working...


November 20, 2013
Seminar prepares students to launch their own businesses

Conestoga's Centre for Entrepreneurship is putting business-minded students one step ahead of the game with a free seminar on Entrepreneurship...


November 11, 2013
Partners for international business - Scotiabank and Conestoga

A new partnership between the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Conestoga College and Scotiabank will support a number of new initiatives...


November 1, 2013
Conestoga students gain a Global Edge

Last spring Breanna Hartwick and Kimberley Fooks, both from the International Business Management program, had the unique opportunity to be...


October 4, 2013
Expanding horizons through international experience

Conestoga has taken another step forward to help students and future entrepreneurs gain a competitive advantage in the working world....


April 12, 2013
Conestoga student has winning business idea

Starting a business takes a unique idea. Add to that drive and determination, patience and a lot of uncertainty and...