Program Contents

With the help of Aalto Startup Center’s business advisory services, the teams develop their business ideas, connect with potential industry partners, iterate their business plans, define potential customers and plan how to attract them.

The program runs for 13 weeks and there are two batches per year, one from March to June and a second from September to December. There will be 10 to 15 teams or a maximum of 30 people accepted into each batch.

The program consists of six modules which introduce the basics of Asset Development, Solution Development and Business Development.

Each module consists of workshop days, face-to-face coaching and online sessions with the selected keynote speakers. Coaching sessions and workshops are organised at Aalto University’s campus in Otaniemi, Espoo.

Mentoring is offered to participants throughout the program together with access to training and networking events, help with matchmaking and connecting with industry experts.


  • Step-by-step guidance for validating the business idea
  • Support in defining the problem/solution fit
  • Knowledge of important elements for a successful commercialisation
  • Support for launching the idea through pitch training and video pitch
  • Possibility to utilise the unique Aalto startup ecosystem
  • Confidence to take the next step and apply to Aalto Startup Center for further support 
  • Aalto Studios’ tech with experts available

Schedule (as in Autumn 2023 program)