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Aurora California 2023

Event info

Would you like to spend two weeks in California when Finland’s at its darkest and coldest, and learn entrepreneurship in the process? Now’s your chance! AVP is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students to join the AVP Bay Experience. The trip includes an ecosystem tour of the San Francisco Bay Area and the week-long Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp at UC Berkeley — all on us! The study trip takes place on January 7–19, 2023, traveling time included.

The 3-day entrepreneurship ecosystem tour around San Francisco Bay Area is a great way to get to know the local companies, and it’s organized by none other than you yourselves! The students selected for the trip are expected to contact stakeholders in the Bay Area and set up meeting dates themselves. AVP can advise if there are any questions.

A part of the AVP Bay Experience, the BMoE bootcamp at UC Berkeley offers a unique experience in one of the most well-known institutions in California. During the program, students will attend sessions that combine lectures and interactive game-based exercises, get one-on-one mentoring from faculty and industry experts, and learn in a collaborative environment.

The bootcamp uses the latest approaches for training global technology entrepreneurs. The method combines strategy, tactics, culture, and psychology with an entrepreneurial infrastructure. Additionally, the program is structured to provide an optimal global entrepreneurship experience.

At the bootcamp, you will:

  • Work on idea generation and how to turn ideas into new ventures
  • Use case studies to facilitate and hone ideas, attend special modules on ideation, sales, pitch, and funding
  • Collaborate with UC Berkeley experts and advance your idea to the next level
  • Pitch your idea to an experienced panel of experts and potential investors

Sounds good, right? To make it even better, we want to make sure there are as few obstacles to joining as possible. That’s why we’ll cover the costs of flights, airport transportation, visas, basic travel insurance, and accommodation fees. However, you will have to pay for any personal insurance, your own meals, and other such expenses. We’re not made of money, after all.

The application period has ended.

Read about the students' experience

Our partners

SCET, UC Berkeley

BMoE Bootcamp organizer

SCET is known for developing the Berkeley Method, an internationally recognized approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship to undergraduates, innovation to Ph.D. students, and technology firm leadership to professionals and executives. We help students develop their entrepreneurial mindset, leverage proven frameworks, and build their networks at Berkeley.

I felt so proud of myself for stepping out of my comfort zone and challenging my limits.

Anh Nguyen, Aurora Alumni