The student startup trip is one of AFT’s most ambitious and high profile events. It has two main goals. First we aim to bring young entrepreneurs together in an open and inspirational environment. This allows them to meet like-minded people and to start building a professional network. Secondly we offer students the chance to learn what it means to be an entrepreneur and to lead a startup to success. These lessons will help them become better entrepreneurs later on.
We do this by selecting 30-40 high potential student (and recent graduate) entrepreneurs and travel with them to an interesting city. There we organise visits in cooperation with local technology startups. We aim to select startups in all different stages, such that the students get a better idea of the lifecycle companies go through while scaling-up.
“Academics for Technology (AFT Leuven) is a Leuven-based student organization. Our aim is to introduce students to technology and entrepreneurship and inspire in them a sense of entrepreneurship, a quintessential skill in today’s economy. We provide technical students the opportunity to further develop their technical knowledge and reach out to non-technical students to introduce them to the wonderfull world of technology.”