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.
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 content 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!
More info on the workshops page
“It is a man’s world”, the song says. And indeed, we see that the tech and entrepreneurial world is dominated by men. We want to encourage diversity and equality among students in Leuven, starting by giving a good example ourselves: we’ve put together a balanced core team of five men and five women. To actively empower women, we want to give the floor to female entrepreneurs to share their stories and experiences. This way, we hope to inspire, celebrate and empower women and get as many women as we can to participate in our projects and events.
Are you creative and/or innovative? Have you always wanted to build something with AR or VR technology? We’re looking for students with an interest in technology to work around the clock in interdisciplinary teams. The challenge? To build something around the theme of Virtual or Augmented reality together with a team of other creative students! Web, mobile, hardware, anything is on the table!
Do you have the ambition to take on the challenge, together with a diverse group of people? March 9th, come to the new co-working space of Cronos in Heverlee and get 24 hours to make and present your most crazy and creative ideas for a professional jury.