Upcoming events


geekStarter hosts several events and practical workshops each year to assist our teams in building real life-tangible skills to apply to their projects.

aGEM Competition - Edmonton

21 - 22 Sept, 2019

At the aGem competition, MindFuel's geekStarter collegiate and high-school teams come together to present their projects to a panel of judges, receive feedback and gain new ideas and connections for a successful project experience.


High School Onboarding

Deadline - 20 Oct, 2019

MindFuel & geekStarter invite applications for high school teams into the geekStarter community for the 2019-2020 year. If you have any questions or require an application form please contact geekStarter@mindfuel.ca


Robotics and Automation workshop – Calgary

23 Nov, 2019

Hosted by the geekStarter program at MindFuel, this workshop will bring together teams working on automation and robotics projects for a day of engaging skill building activities and practical tips and insights from experienced mentors and subject matter experts.

Hard Skills Workshop - Synbio Lab Skills Primer - Lethbridge

1-2 Feb, 2020

The Synbio Lab Skills primer is a weekend-long workshop to learn basic wet lab techniques and hands-on skills in a university teaching environment with extensive experience in synthetic biology and the international Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition. The event will provide high-school and university student teams from across Alberta the opportunity to work together with experienced mentors, and to develop and practice skills for building impactful, real-world synthetic biology projects.

Entrepreneurship/ Start Up Workshop

18 April, 2020

This hands-on workshop will provide geekStarter teams the opportunity to use design thinking skills and lean startup principles to build projects with real-world impact. Through collaborative and facilitated activities and with support and inspiration from mentors and entrepreneurs, the teams will come away with substantial progress around discovery, validation, and ideation for next steps in their project work.


High School Jamboree

30 May, 2020

The geekStarter High School Jamboree, is an opportunity for the 2019-2020 high school teams to come together to present their projects, receive feedback from a panel of experienced judges, and compete for special prize and awards.

iGEM Workshop

31 May, 2020

The 2020 geekStarter iGEM workshop will bring together high-school and university synthetic biology and iGEM teams from across Alberta to learn and connect with experienced mentors, improve their projects, gain insights and explore new collaborations.


I was able to learn more about STEM and entrepreneurialism than I had known before and that increased my interest and made me more curious to explore these subjectsFatima Buland, gr 9, Ted Harrison School, Calgary.