Our yearly Student Startup Trip gives 30 Belgian students, selected by AFT and its partners, the opportunity to meet techpreneurial pioneers. We aim to bring together entrepreneurial minds with a passion for IT and let our participants be inspired by a variety of startups, from early-stage to well-developed, located in a well-known startup hub abroad. In order to foster the immersion in the techhub, we attend meetups and networking receptions after the exclusive company visits, that mostly take place during the day.
At university, the focus lies with theoretical knowledge. We at AFT believe that a lot more can be done to prepare students for a career outside academia. Therefore, we provide students with the opportunity to acquire practical skills, with the help of our con- tent partners. Each year we seek out trending and thrilling subjects, taught by passionate speakers. This year, we expand our field of interest from IT to electrical and multimedia related topics. Computer vision, cryptography, 3D printing and electronic payment are just some of the countless options!
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Women in Tech
Women in the tech and entrepreneurial world are rare, very rare. Only one fifth of of the IT jobs are held by women and on top of that just over 5% of tech start-ups have female owners. That is why we, the AFT-team with 50% men and 50% women, want to encourage diversity and equality. Every year we organise events, where we give passionate ‘Women in Tech’ the chance to share their experience. The mixed public of both students and professionals, men and women, get the opportunity to debate on the problem and share their opinion. In this way we hope to inspire women and encourage them to join the tech world.
Our hackathons bring together students from all over the world, right here in Leuven. We celebrate the “Maker Movement” and provide opportunities to explore the bleeding edge. AFT partners with MLH to get the most out of these events. After 12 or 24 hours, teams present their projects to a professional jury. These projects range in platform and application, including elements of web development, mobile applications, drones, and more. A succesful hack- athon is seriously fun: leisure activities, networking opportunities and much more.