Announcing The Startup Weekend For Youth Mentor Team

Announcing The Startup Weekend For Youth Mentor Team

By on May 26, 2015 in Blog, entrepreneurialism |

STEM Learning Lab, in partnership with Innovate Calgary, and Startup Calgary, is excited to host the first ever “Calgary Startup Weekend For Youth”.

This full day event, for youth of all ages (18 and under), will take place on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Innovate Calgary (3553 31 Street Northwest).


This unique and engaging one-day Entrepreneurial Workshop is a highly interactive experience that is designed to give youth an introduction to the world of entrepreneurship; particularly as it applies to the science, technology and innovation sectors.

We are excited to announce our roster of mentors for the weekend:

Pieter Boekhoff –

Joann Paton – With over 20 years of broad HR expertise, a graduate degree in leadership and years of experience working in teams, Joann’s ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, engage individuals and deliver results enables her to successfully contribute to a company and positively influence enterprise wide change. Joann’s personal and professional success can be attributed to her ability to create, develop and be part of high performing teams. Knowing how to work with others as well as using your personal leadership to achieve a result is the focus of the Effective Teams session. Come have some fun, learn about the team building process and your own role at our StartUp Workshop for Kids!

Stephanie Chan – Stephanie Chan is an avid CBC-radio listener who loves practicing martial ats. By day, she is an Education Specialist on the Innovation & Learning
Technology team at the Calgary Board of Education. By night, she hatches
projects that bring together students, educators, entrepreneurs, and
startups to explore and create value collaboratively. In October 2014, she
organized western Canada’s first Startup Weekend EDU event in Calgary that
brought together youth in grades 9-12, educators, designers, and developers
to live the entrepreneurial spirit.

Margret-Glover Campbell – MINDFuel

Ryan Clements –

Gina Cherkowski –