Aalto University Summer School

Entrepreneurial Mindset - XAMK

Study entrepreneurial essentials on Xamk's bachelor-level summer school course.
Opiskelijat kannettavan tietokoneen ääressä. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto

Teaching period:


Application period:

1.3.2021 – 31.3.2021

Course format:



2 weeks part-time



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Tuition fees:

0€ for Aalto students, 12€/ECTS for others

The course will provide you with an understanding of entrepreneurship essentials to apply in any entrepreneurial endeavour you will take. You will start getting to know yourself and your entrepreneurial skills, after expanding your vision to the team that you will form, then identify the profile of your potential customers and their needs to dive into solution ideation space, further map the eco-system your plan to operate in and define your place in it.

During 2 weeks, the course will prepare and equip you with relevant knowledge and tools for the start of your future entrepreneurial journey. The course will cover following topics: design thinking to operate in uncertainty and get to the root cause of your users' problems; positive product development to see all problems as opportunities; ideation and disruption to be radically innovative; product-market fit concept as a core of all successful businesses; presentation/pitching to sell your idea; resilience, failing and pivoting to learn fast not to waste scarce resources; eco-system thinking to create the best opportunity for your venture; self-development and self-management skills to be proactive to build the future in a sustainable way.

What is Xamk?

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk – is an institute of higher education which focuses on wellbeing, technology and creative industries.

Xamk organises their International Summer School between July 5 – August 27, 2021. Xamk's Summer School is arranged in cooperation with Aalto University. 

Course contact person

Ulla Vuorinen

Summer School, XAMK

The application period is open until 31.3.2021 16:00 (UTC+3)

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