Study Trips by Aalto Ventures Program

We organise different study trips for Aalto students. Outside of the classroom students visit different universities, startups, businesses to interact with local students and also entrepreneurs.

You can also visit cultural sites and key tourism attractions. Broaden your perspective of the world and build international network. Be out of your comfort zone!

Current/Upcoming AVP Study Trips


January – BMoE (apply in December 2017 – January 2018) 

This one-week venture workshop takes place on January 8-12, 2018 at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship. It 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 Sutardja Center faculty and industry experts; and learn in a collaborative environment.

July – ICSB Academy (applications opening soon)

International Council for Small Business (ICSB) provides you with a full immersion experience in the making of a new entrepreneurial ventures. The dynamic training program includes learning modules designed to take you through the fundamental concepts of identifying entrepreneurial opportunities and creating a new venture.

August – EIA Italy, Portugal (apply in January 2018 – February 2018)

During the summer of 2018, Aalto Schools and AVP will send six degree students to the European Innovation Academy (EIA) entrepreneurship program. The program covers everything you need to know to start your own company, ranging from team formation to value proposition testing to financial strategy.

September – Urban Challenge (apply April 2018 – May 2018)

AVP Urban Challenge is a 7-days-long study trip in the beginning of September taking place in New York City. It is targeted to those who are 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

September – Nexus Maximus (apply June 2018 – July 2018)

During this event, multidisciplinary student teams are tasked with tackling a challenging global problem. Last year, the focus was on innovation for refugees and displaced populations.

November – Aalto Fellows trip (apply to Aalto Fellows in December 2017 – January 2018)

The Aalto Fellows represents comprehensive entrepreneurship education regarding the key principles of leadership, selling, creativity and hard facts about finance and legal aspects. The program combines intensive workshops and lectures, a paid summer internship at a start-up company, venture capital or corporate venturing and ongoing mentoring and networking activities.

Other Study Trips

As part of AVP’s international network, we endorse study trips, summer schools and other international programs. We do not organize travel or funding for these. For any questions about these programs, please contact the organizers.

Study Trip
Application Deadline
Technion (Israel University of Technology)
July – August 2016
April 15, 2016

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Students will learn about community-based sustainable development through a hands-on learning experience in Mekelle, Ethiopia.
June 2016 – May 2017
Feb 28, 2016

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Accepted teams with innovative ideas will get up to $100,000, a year of working with an executive and program mentor, and education through the 8 dimensions of company building.