Study Trips by Aalto Ventures Program

The world is changing.  

You better learn to build future rather than predict it.  

Aalto Ventures Program is taking students to advanced innovation ecosystems and new growing markets, to get to know advancing technologies and developing trends, and to learn how to build better future. 


You will be learning outside the classroom in an international, real world context together with entrepreneurially minded talent, industry experts, practitioners, faculty and educators. Study Trips are mainly conducted together with our partner universities around the world and combine academic content and immersion to local innovation ecosystem. 


Current/Upcoming AVP Study Trips


January 2020 – Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (application period in November 2019)

This one-week venture bootcamp takes place on January 13-17, 2020 at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship. BMoE bootcamp acts as an immersive learning experience for new venture creation: during the program, participants will take part in sessions that combine lectures and interactive game-based exercises, receive one-on-one mentoring from Berkeley Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology faculty and industry experts; and learn in a collaborative environment in the Silicon Valley mindset. 
– Master’s students from all six schools of Aalto and Bachelor’s students who have studied at least 2 years in Aalto. 


Fall 2020 – Urban Challenge (application period early fall 2020) 

AVP Urban Challenge is a week-long study trip taking place in New York City. During the week, the participants will get out of their comfort zone and go through an eye-opening journey of learning to frame things around us in new ways – allowing them to see problems, answers, and opportunities that others are missing. Urban Challenge is an inspirational study trip targeted to students interested in entrepreneurship.  
– Master’s students from all six schools of Aalto and Bachelor’s students who have studied at least 2 years in Aalto. 


November 2020 – Aalto Fellows trip (apply to Aalto Fellows in December 2019 – January 2020)  

The Aalto Fellows Program is a six-month study and work program designed to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of entrepreneurship. Whether you are completely new to the startup world, or have been immersed in it for years, you are guaranteed to learn a lot. The application for 2020 opens in January! Learn more at: 
– The study trip is only for the students selected on the Aalto Fellows program and the destination will be decided annually by the students themselves. In 2019 Aalto Fellows are going to Tel Aviv and getting to know the ecosystem in Israel.