Credits: 5

Schedule: 08.05.2017 - 19.05.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V spring (2018-2019). Not lectured academic year 2019-2020.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is the first part of Aalto Fellows, a six-month study and work program at designed to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the techniques for growing technology companies. The course offers comprehensive entrepreneurship education regarding the key principles of leadership, innovation, selling, finance, and creativity. The program will enable the Fellows to develop their core skill sets of an entrepreneur. Each Fellow will develop their skills by leveraging the knowledge and perspectives from professors, company executives, venture capitalists, and industry experts. You will experience the high-growth environment. The intensive course and the workshops represent learning that is multifaceted and holistic. Personal growth will be holistic: you will gain new facts you will remember, you will deepen your understanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneus, you will learn to apply ideas directly into growth operations, and learn to evaluate what makes an (un)attractive new venture.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Aalto Fellows (Part A) is an intensive course given before the summer by leading start-up growth experts and investors and the workshop that each Fellow organizes during the summer. It consists of knowledge contents in the domains of startup-related leadership, self-development, domain-specific legal and finance, growth stories, storytelling, problem-solving and acceleration in practice.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

33%: Quality and level of participation during the intensive period, 33%: Personal growth reflection, 33%: Workshop organization and execution

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 ECTS, 135hrs
35h lectures
35h in-class group work and workshops
50h site visit workshops
15h online forum interaction

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Collection of articles and links assigned by the lecturer.

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Attendance is mandatory. Course is limited to the candidates selected as Aalto Fellows. For more information on the course and application procedure, please visit