StudentS @ Startup Edmonton

We want to help you find your place in the startup community - whether that's building awesome projects at hackathons, meeting startup and scaling companies to work for, or accessing support to launch your own company. 

Being a student involves juggling a lot of priorities, from assignments to making rent, and it's easy to forget about life beyond your post secondary experience. We offer lots of opportunities for you to make the most of your time as a student & prepare for whatever path is right for you when you wrap up school. 

Sign up for your free Student Membership!

Our student membership is your best bet to connect with the startup community! 

  • Free workshop of your choice: Business Model 101, Product Toolkit or Startup 101 
  • Be first in line for details about our on campus activations
  • Invitations to events like Work @ Startup, Member Coffee, Ski Trip & more
  • Job mixers & opportunities to meet the teams at scaling companies
  • A dedicated Community Manager to connect with for class and club tours  


Your Student Membership is valid September 2017 - August 2018

Upcoming Events great for Students 


Student Summer Program

May - August

Startup Edmonton

Join us for a four-month program that brings you the best of our programming, co-working and special opportunities to connect with the founders and teams of our city's fastest growing startups and scaling technology companies.

Our program includes: 

  • Free Startup Edmonton Co-working access for 4 months (May - August)
  • Complimentary access to our Preflight program (Tuesday evenings)
  • Mentorship round tables throughout the summer
  • Founders dinners with local founders

Applications are now closed.


Monthly Hack Day

Saturday, September 8

Startup Edmonton

Join us for monthly Hack Days - time dedicated to building, learning and tinkering in a collaborative setting. Whether you are ready to build a new feature, want to improve your coding skills, or explore design thinking, Hack Days are a great way to get in the habit of building. Plus, it’s a chance to meet more members of the startup community, outside of head-down & focus work-time, and we provide loads of coffee & lunch. 

Requirements: Idea or project to work on (even a class assignment), software or hardware focused, all skill levels welcome. 

Equipment Available: littleBits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Bluetooth beacon, RFID kit, and Leap Motion. (Ask Warren if you would like to access any of these resources.) 


DemoCamp 42

September 2018

University of Alberta

DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and investors to share what they’ve been working on and to find others in the community interested in similar topics. For presenters, it’s a great way to get feedback on what you’re building from peers and the community, all in an informal setting. Started back in 2008, DemoCamp Edmonton has steadily grown into one of the largest in the country, with over 200 people attending each event.

The rules for DemoCamp are simple: 7 minutes to demo real, working products, followed by a few minutes for questions, and no slides allowed. Time: 6:30 pm doors open, 6:45 pm program starts. 




Student profile: Jolene poulin


Last week, I had the chance to chat with Jolene Poulin one of our student members. I'm excited for her to share a little bit more about her studies. Jo was in our 2017 Summer Student Program that includes our Preflight program. In this program, we deep-dive into topics like customer validation, minimum viable product and how to tell your story to customers & investors. 

Jo really jumped into the startup community and takes advantage of opportunities to connect with members and startup teams at all kinds of events, not ones just for students. It's great having her at our Member Coffee, Speaker Series, and Hack Days to show other students the ropes and welcome even more new faces into the fold. 

Student profile: Nathan doraty


With students heading back to class, it's an excellent time to reflect on the experiences of one of our most active student members, Nathan Doraty. Nathan is a third-year student in Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. We see Nathan on a regular basis; at Hack Days, DemoCamp, meetups, and the Student Summer Program. He's one of our biggest champions, and we're thrilled to have him as part of the community. 

To say the past few months have been busy for Nathan would be an understatement! With a little under a year in hackathon experience under his belt, Nathan and his friends won the prestigious Hack the North contest at the University of Waterloo and then were invited to theFacebook campus in Palo Alto to compete alongside some of the brightest students on the continent. We had the chance to sit down with Nathan and chat about why he makes time for hackathons and how the local startup community has impacted his approach to school. 

Being part of the community at Startup Edmonton has been really helpful to the development of our startup. We learned a lot going through the student summer program that helped us shape our product and company.
— Michael Wilson, Co-Founder/CEO, OMx