Entrepreneurship summer course: Creating Multidimensional Experiences (Online)
Please notice that this page is for the 2020 edition of the course. You may browse the page to find out what this course is all about. For information on courses for summer 2021, please see summer.aalto.fi.
Information on the course
The Creating Multidimensional Experiences course has four focus areas: understanding the culture and people, learning the methods and tools for creating sustainable experiences with a viable business model, using storytelling and pitching to make your business stand out and doing all this while taking care of one’s own wellbeing.
To create a good experience, one should understand the surrounding environment. Course participants will have a glance at the Aalto University Startup Ecosystem through virtual sessions with passionate individuals coming from some of the most innovative, sustainability-focused companies in the country.
A good experience is also good business. During the course, participants will form groups and get their hands dirty, delving deep into teamwork, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and business modeling in order to get from an SDG-based idea into ready-for-pitch deliverables. Guided by industry professionals, mentors and AVP teachers, students will use an iterative process where they conduct user research of potential customers via various remote channels, working their way from the original idea to an experience that includes both digital and social dimensions – a viable, sustainable business concept.
No experience is good enough if no one knows about it. Great experiences are not only experienced but also created together with others. The course will start by student teams coming up with venture ideas based on Sustainable Development Goals. With the help of training provided by professional pitching coaches, groups will constantly share ideas about their ventures to the staff and other students, while also preparing for the final pitches to blow the socks off of potential investors and stakeholders. The course then culminates in a showcase, where the groups will present the concept of the ventures they have created to the international audience.
The best experiences are the ones created by people who are happy. Making something new is hard work, but working too hard often leads to everyone being worse off. The course takes a firm stand in preventing burnouts, which have become an increasingly common problem among students, especially during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to working on their projects, students will also learn about time management, and focus on personal wellbeing and social interaction. By the end of the course, students will not only have created a new enjoyable experience but also gone through one in a sustainable way and together with new friends! Especially, through different exercises, students will be able to turn wellbeing-boost lessons into a life-long skill.
Students are expected to attend the daily program in real-time. Find the complete program below. All times are in the Helsinki timezone (GMT +3).
The daily program is organized via Zoom or other suitable collaboration platforms. We use Microsoft Teams as a learning environment and an online space for project work. Accepted students will receive more detailed instructions and attendee links.
The complete summer course is worth 8 ECTS which translates to 216 hours of work in total. This includes all the work required for completing the course (pre-course activities, real-time sessions, assignments, group meetings, self-studying, individual working, etc.).
The application period for Creating Multidimensional Experiences 2020 is open until June 30th. Find the application guidelines below and apply here already today!
We use a continuous selection process. If the course fills up before the application period ends, registration will be closed earlier. Applicants who applied will be informed personally.
Applicant groups and tuition fees
This course is ideal for 3rd or 4th year Bachelor students, Masters, PhD students, or students with relevant experience. However, anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship can apply!
Apply directly using the registration form.
Tuition fee: None.
Course code: TU-E4011 (Creating Multidimensional Experiences, 6 ECTS) and TU-C2090 (Starting Up, 2 ETCS).
Apply Flexible Study Right (JOO-opinnot) from your home university, through joopas.fi or using a paper application (varies). The course code is TU-E4011, Creating Multidimensional Experiences / High Growth Entrepreneurship with varying content, 6 ECTS, 3.8.-21.8.2020, Autumn semester 2020. If you get accepted to Flexible Study Right, you can apply to the course by using the registration form.
If you do not wish to apply Flexible Study Right or you don’t get the study right, you can register to the course and you’ll be charged 15€ per credit, in total 90€ as a course fee (online course is free of charge).
Universities of Applied Sciences are not part of the Flexible study rights system, hence you will be charged 15€ per credit, in total 90€ as a course fee (online course is free of charge).
Register for the course through the registration form. If you get accepted, you`ll receive an invoice from Aalto University during summer.
Apply using the registration form. If you are accepted, you will receive an e-mail informing of acceptance together with a personal payment link (if applicable).
1000 EUR per participant
900 EUR per participant from partner universities of Aalto University
1300 EUR per life-long learner (corporate or non-student participant)
Group application: Universities can apply group pricing for groups of more than 5 participants. Please contact Mr. Ilja Riekki ([email protected]) or My Nguyen ([email protected]) for more information.
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 of mass disruption, ready to be used either to construct a startup or to renovate an existing company from within. In a world that changes faster every day, the best way to predict the future is to build it yourself. We teach students to build like an entrepreneur.
Read more about AVP and our way of teaching here!