Train the Trainers - Innovative pedagogical approach in entrepreneurship teaching

9th – 10th December 2019

Join a two-day-long intensive hands-on workshop to design your course more entrepreneurial! 

Event is SOLD OUT! – However, there are tickers available for the Entrepreneurship Education Summit

Entrepreneurial education: Train the Trainers

Come and get ideas and inspiration for including entrepreneurial elements into your course or program!

The event is intended for university teachers and educational program managers that are involved with entrepreneurship education. The session is based on experiential learning principles and is set up as a short entrepreneurial course. As a participant of the course, you will act in the role of a student and get a concrete, hands-on perspective of one way of teaching entrepreneurship.

Aalto Ventures Program provides students with inspiration, capabilities and networks that help them build not only new businesses but also their future careers. Therefore, the emphasis in the “Aalto way” of teaching entrepreneurship is on developing student skills, competences and attitudes that they need for developing new businesses and initiatives in any type of environment. The Train the Trainer days are based on teaching approaches and methods that have been tested and honed with the over 3000 students that already have participated in AVP teaching.

As a participant, you will complete a small case exercise of user/customer-driven business development. The user/customer-driven approach is the core paradigm in most new business development processes such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Value Proposition Design.

The corner stones of new business development are a) a strong user understanding, b) iterative development with frequent user testing and interaction with potential users and customers c) and being able to articulate and present the results. During two intensive days, participants working in small teams will discover a user need, define and prototype a solution to the customer need and pitch the solution.


Please note that this training will only be organised if at least 8 participants sign up. And it is limited up to 20 participants. We will inform you as soon as registration has completed or the quota has been filled.


Preliminary Program

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Train the Trainers 2018

"Finland is top 4 in GDP spent on R&D"

– UNESCO Institute for Statistics

"Finland is the happiest country in the World"

– United Nations SDSN, World Happiness Report 2018

The Innovation University

Aalto University is multidisciplinary innovation university, born from a merger of technical, design and art and business universities in Helsinki. The purpose for Aalto’s existence is to create innovation by bringing business and art together with science and technology.


Innovation and ideas are not valuable by themselves. The execution of an idea is the value created. No matter who you are, where you work and what is your discipline, entrepreneurial skills are needed to pursue idea.

Hands on

Entrepreneurial skills cannot be learned just in a class room. In Aalto Ventures Program, students learn by executing things in practice. Making cold calls, interviewing consumers at the streets, conducting user studies, meeting potential B2B customers, pitching ideas to real investors. For hands on learning, Aalto has optimal environment in Helsinki’s startup ecosystem.

The Ecosystem

Helsinki has the most locally connected startup ecosystem in the World. Meaning new entrepreneurs know on the day 0 more investors and other CEOs than anywhere else in the World. Local connectedness is the cornerstone of our ecosystem where the barrier for help from anyone in any organization and in any position is low and generally people are ready to provide their help.



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