Entrepreneurial Path

Embark on your entrepreneurial journey! Entrepreneurship has never been as important as it is now, during the time of complete unpredictability that we are currently living in. Entrepreneurial Path is an Aalto University Summer School course offered by Aalto Ventures Program, where participants from around the world come together to explore their entrepreneurial self.
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Aalto University Summer School




6 By Aalto University (ECTS)


1 400,00 € including VAT 24%

Course description

Explore entrepreneurial mindsets and learn the tools for creating a sustainable, scalable and viable business model. During this course, students will learn relevant mindsets, concepts, and tools for any entrepreneurial endeavour they decide to take during two weeks.

The course's focus areas include understanding yourself and the people you work with, learning the methods and tools for creating a sustainable, scalable and viable business model, using storytelling and pitching to make you stand out and using systemic thinking to find your place in the eco-system.

Learning outcomes of the course

  • Identify sustainable and scalable business opportunities

  • Pitch business ideas and ventures

  • Develop remote team working skills, including practising different tools for team working and communication

  • Develop self-awareness and self-management skills, including time management and personal wellbeing

  • Explore thinking out of the box and being creative and innovative

  • Practice resilience in a safe environment, e.g. coping with challenges, learning how to fail & pivot

  • Think critically and through ethical and sustainable lenses

  • Be able to map an eco-system and see the sweet spot for your business in it

Applying to the course

Apply by June 30th 2021. Note that all Summer School courses have rolling admission. Once the course is full, the registration is closed.

Entrepreneurial Path accepts applications from exchange students, Aalto degree students, professionals, and other lifelong learners. The minimum requirement is a finished Bachelor's degree.

Participants are expected to have excellent English skills and a well-functioning internet connection to study on the interactive online course. Having an entrepreneurial idea in mind can be beneficial but is not a requirement.

Course schedule

19-30 July 2021: Pre-course individual work

  • Starting-up course 
  • Individual studying (preparing business topic etc.) 

2-13 August 2021: Online sessions

  • Daily lectures, workshops and panel discussions 10.00-13.00 (Helsinki time, GMT+3)
  • Team study time
  • Individual studying

14-29 August 2021: Post-course reflection

  • Individual assignment

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for external students is 1400€ (including VAT 24%). The tuition fee is to be paid by credit card or a Finnish online bank. If the fee is not paid by the due date, the application will be considered lapsed. 

There is no tuition fee for nominated exchange students from a partner institution of Aalto University School of Science, Aalto degree students, students with a flexible study right (JOO-right) from another Finnish university. Reduced tuition fee (-50%) for students from Aalto University partner institutions who are not nominated for exchange.

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