Our Student Startup Program provides intensive entrepreneurial experiences for current students and recent grads (within 3 months). Students are challenged to kickstart and build products and startups by working with experienced mentors and receiving free space to work along side other entrepreneurial-minded people at Startup Edmonton. Here's how the program works:
Start your startup
Students can get free access to Preflight, an evening, part-time, 6-week intensive workshop to take an idea from concept through first market validation and beyond.
Get free workspace
Students can receive a free dedicated membership at the Startup Edmonton space for 4 months to work on their product and startup, as well as space on campus.
Work on a project
Students can get free access to one of our Project Labs immersive programs to work on a code, design or content project, mentored by industry pros and mentors.
You can apply as an individual or team. If applying as a team, you must have at least one co-founder who is a current undergraduate or graduate student from the University of Alberta, MacEwan University or NAIT. Initially, we're looking for students working on internet, mobile, and software-based product and startup ideas, and studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business or Design Studies. We accept applications on an ongoing basis.
There is no cost to students to participate in the program. It's entirely sponsored by Startup Edmonton and our corporate and community partners. In exchange, students are expected to fully commit to the program while also focused on academic studies during the school year.
We're connecting with high school, undergrad and graduate students in the fields of science, technology, design and business - helping develop talent, ideas, and grooming the next generation of young entrepreneurial minds. Our student programs are aimed at developing a culture of entrepreneurship on and off campus that will lead to more start-up activity in our community.
Students are welcome to all our events, programs, and meetups like DemoCamp and Hackathons. We offer discounted student tickets made possible through community sponsors. Check out our calendar for the latest events.