Aalto Ventures Program

Sustainability through entrepreneurship

We teach students to build like an entrepreneur.


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What is Aalto Ventures Program (AVP)?

Aalto Ventures Program is the entrepreneurship education program at Aalto University. At AVP, students work in multidisciplinary teams, do hands-on exercises and gain tools for building a better tomorrow, ready to be used either to construct a startup or to renovate an existing company from within. We teach students to build like an entrepreneur.

Anttoni Aniebonam, AVP Student from School of Business

AVP is focusing more on the actual development and concrete stuff compared to traditional courses. I got a lot of resources that I can use.

Anttoni Aniebonam, AVP Student from School of Business

Entrepreneurship education for all Aalto students

Students from all six schools of Aalto University are welcome to take AVP courses as electives and also opt for the Startup Minor.

AVP courses provide Aalto students with diverse steps into entrepreneurship.

Our courses cover important aspects of entrepreneurship, such as sustainability, leadership, design thinking, finance, innovation, start-ups, prototyping, storytelling and much more.

The courses are extremely hands-on and are taught by a wide network of educators: entrepreneurs, angels, VCs, executives and researchers. They will help you to build the capabilities for your career and for making the world a better place.

In our flagship course, Startup Experience, you'll learn all the necessary skills and experience what it's like to found and run a startup – without actually having to start a company. After the course, you will be better prepared to navigate the fast-paced and unpredictable commercial environment, or even become a founder yourself!

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Integrating entrepreneurship to your teaching

We believe all university students can benefit from having entrepreneurial mindset and skills, regardless of whether they end up becoming founders or not. In a rapidly changing world,  skills such as leadership, creativity, prototyping and storytelling are useful for everyone.

This is why we help teachers in Aalto and all over the world to add entrepreneurial elements to their courses.

Want to try integrating entrepreneurial skills in your course? We have free-to-use tools and methods for teaching purposes which you can use to introduce students to entrepreneurial skills. If you'd like to redesign your course even further, contact us and let's have a chat!

See the free tools you can start using today, or get in touch

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