Welcome to Starting Up – a free online course!

Learn to think like an entrepreneur and to solve real-world problems by creating something new.

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Beyond the startup hype

Get first-hand knowledge from founders on how to start your own business, kickstart a venture inside an organization, or to simply understand and discuss the topic.

Practical know-how

Learn the fundamentals of startup entrepreneurship, company building, and how to create new products with real-life examples from successful entrepreneurs.

Free and accessible

The course is free and open to everyone – with no prior knowledge required. With a mobile-first design, you can study anywhere and at any time.

Created by the startup community

This is an Aalto University course created by Kiuas, Maki.vc, Aalto Ventures Program and Reaktor. View our global supporters here

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Kiuas is one of the leading startup accelerators in the Nordics, bringing early-stage startups together and providing them with the best support and tools to take their progress to the next level.

Maki.vc is an early stage venture capital firm dedicated to partnering with founders who never conform to category standards.

AVP is the entrepreneurship education program at Aalto University. Students in multidisciplinary teams do hands-on exercises and gain tools, ready to be used to construct a startup or to renovate an existing company. We teach students to build like an entrepreneur.

Reaktor Education partners with world-class organisations and education providers to develop online courses and digital learning solutions designed to empower all people to participate in a rapidly-evolving globalised society.

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