Upcoming events and deadlines


The geekStarter program runs a series of activities, events and practical workshops each year to assist our teams in building real life-tangible skills and impactful projects.

Entrepreneurship/ Start Up Workshop - Edmonton

18 April, 2020 CANCELLED

This hands-on workshop hosted at Concordia University 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.

aGEM Competition & Workshop

September 2020

At the aGEM competition and workshop, 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

MindFuel & geekStarter invite applications for high school teams into the geekStarter community for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions or require an application form please contact geekStarter@mindfuel.ca


Robotics and Automation workshop – Calgary

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.



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.

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