Students

Facebook Live: Why it's important to participate in extracurricular events as a student

Facebook Live: Why it's important to participate in extracurricular events as a student

In just a few weeks, we’ll welcome hundreds of students to our annual Student Developer Conference. It’s a day dedicated to preparing for life beyond the classroom. Students can build their skills in workshops from industry leaders like Amii, Darkhorse Analytics, Scope AR, and the UX experts from our friends at MacEwan University. It’s also a chance to hear from developers, CTOs, and designers at growing tech companies about their career experiences - from getting hired to joining high-performance teams, and everything in-between.

In this archived Facebook Live, Steph and Adam chat all about their very different university experiences and why extracurricular events matter when you’re a student.

Member Profile: Zept makes finding the right school as easy as swiping left or right

Member Profile: Zept makes finding the right school as easy as swiping left or right

After selling his previous company in 2016, email newsletter service Mailout, Gregg Oldring was trying to figure out what to do with the empty downtown office space for which he still had a lease. Then he ran into Tony Williams, at that time merely an acquaintance, at a coffee shop.

“I didn’t really know him that well, at that point,” says Oldring. “We had that classic conversation, ‘What do you do for a living?’ And Tony’s response that day was, ‘What I do is stupid.’ Which got me thinking, ‘Okay, tell me more.’”

Meet Martha White - Dispelling fears about artificial intelligence

Meet Martha White - Dispelling fears about artificial intelligence

Martha White would like to dispel the fears and hype about artificial intelligence.

The University of Alberta assistant professor says AI will be a collaborator helping humans make better decisions.

“Once we start to have better and better AI it will be like having a better and better member of our team.… They will have complementary or even similar skills, and together we can all accomplish more,” White says.

January Update: Harness the energy of a new year with Startup Edmonton

January Update: Harness the energy of a new year with Startup Edmonton

hope you had a wonderful holiday break and found time to relax, reflect, and reenergize. I'm grateful for the time spent with family over the past few weeks and feel more ready than ever to tackle the potential of 2019! 

Our team was hard at work before the break to get you a full roster of events, workshops, and programs confirmed for the first quarter of the year. There is no better time than the start of a new year to learn a skill, meet more people from the start and tech community, or get to work on your idea. 

Here are my top picks for January! 

From Hacking to Habits - High School Students Make Big Changes In Just 24 Hours!

From Hacking to Habits - High School Students Make Big Changes In Just 24 Hours!

Between all the assignments, presentations and exam prep, it can be tough for students to squeeze in enough Zs.

Rather than groggily shuffle from class to class, a group of students from Harry Ainlay High School and Old Scona Academic created an app to help them get a solid eight hours.

Habit Creator is a game-enhanced habit tracker that helps users set, track and achieve personal goals. It was developed as part of HackED Beta — a 24-hour hackathon put on by the Computer Engineering Club of the University of Alberta.

Student Summer Program @ Startup Edmonton

Student Summer Program @ Startup Edmonton

Our Student Summer Program teams are hard at work on their projects and products. Each summer, we welcome students from across schools and programs to work on a tech-enabled product at Startup Edmonton over four months. This year, we had record-breaking application numbers, and we're thrilled with the more than 20 students that have committed to exploring tech entrepreneurship with us. 

Over the course of the summer, students have access to our coworking space, take part in the Preflight program, and embed themselves in the startup community. It's great seeing them make connections with founders and teams already! 

Sometimes, when you're a student, it's easy to get caught up in the campus bubble. We give these students massive credit for trying something new, getting outside of the classroom and tackling the exciting world of entrepreneurship. 

Student DevCon 2018 | Thank you for making it our best one yet!

Thank you for making Student DevCon 2018 our biggest and best one yet. Here is a quick sneak peek - more photos and video to come soon.

We're thrilled to offer year-round programs and membership for students across programs and schools including Work @ Startup Wednesdays, loads of on-campus events, and our upcoming Student Summer Program. 

Facebook Live | Students @ Startup

Facebook Live | Students @ Startup

efore Student DevCon 2018, Bryan and Warren sat down to chat all about the student experience at Startup Edmonton. We had an excellent time at DevCon, but there are still lots of ways to stay engaged as a student as the semester wraps up. 

Tune in for great advice and suggestions! You can stay up-to-date on all of our student member activities and benefits at startupedmonton.com/students.

Student DevCon - Hot on the Heels of Edmonton Student Win at SF Hacks

Student DevCon - Hot on the Heels of Edmonton Student Win at SF Hacks

 

SF Hacks was this past weekend at San Francisco State University and Paulie Blart Security Robot won! In addition to winning 1st Prize Overall, the team also claimed Best use of IBM Watson and Best Hardware Hack.  Megnath Ramesh, an Edmonton-based student, formed a team with other Major League Hacking participants he met at the event after pitching his idea!

Check out this awesome on-the-ground interview with the entire team! It's a great insight into their process, the problem they were aiming to solve, and some of the challenges of building under a tight time constraint. 

Student DevCon 2018 | Don't Miss Out!

Student DevCon 2018 | Don't Miss Out!

Tomorrow, Warren is sitting down for a Facebook Live session all about how to make the most of our city's startup community as a student. We'll archive it and post a link here when it goes up, so you don't miss any of his recommendations! 

One thing we hear a lot from students is that they're nervous about making mistakes when it comes to building a project, meeting an important person from a company, or applying for a job. We totally get it, sometimes school feels like a high-stakes game and when you make a mistake, or even fail, the consequences are real. You have to take a course again, that costs money and your path to graduation can feel further away than ever before. The bad news is that fear of making a mistake can hold you back from taking advantage of opportunities that are created just for you to succeed in the long run.  

The good news is, there is a massive community in Edmonton to support you every step of the way (and most of us still remember what it was like to be a student and a little unsure of what comes after graduation.) 

Student DevCon, March 24, is our biggest day of the year for students and it combines three of our favourite opportunities for students: