Startup i PraksisHave you developed an exciting business idea through your studies and are you interested in working full time on this idea? Or are you just curious about what it is like to be an entrepreneur and be part of the dynamic reality that characterizes the entrepreneurial environment? Then you can do a project-oriented course (internship) in your own startup or in one of AAU's many startups. Either way you will have the opportunity to combine your professional knowledge with business creation and develop an entrepreneurial mindset yourself.

Studies show that modern companies are wishing to contract employees with entrepreneurial skills. Being an entrepreneur is more than starting and running a business. It's about being creative, proactive, opportunity oriented and innovative. These are characteristics that you, regardless of whether you work on your own business idea or become a team member in someone else's startup, will have the opportunity to develop by participating in “Startup i Praksis”.

PROJECT ORIENTED COURSE (INTERNSHIP) IN OWN STARTUP

If you want to develop your idea while studying and not in your spare time, you will have an unique opportunity here, because with Startup i Praksis you can do just that through an ECTS-rewarding project-oriented course. While doing an internship in your own business, SEA will help you to make the most of it by offering:

• A permanent position in the AAU Incubator, where you sit with other AAU startups, as well as students doing the same course as you.

• A business developer who gives you personal sparring on your business idea and helps you develop it.

• Affiliation with the AAU startup program, where you will be able to attend workshops and events relevant to the development of your business idea.

Do you want to know more about how to apply then click here​

INTERVIEW: INTERN IN MY OWN STARTUP

Jacob Diemar from the startup Ramp, who makes sensors for BMX and MTB, tells about his experience of Startup i Praksis. 

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PROJECT ORIENTED COURSE (INTERNSHIP) IN SOMEONE ELSE’S STARTUP

Multiple startups are looking for interns right now! Click on the button below and read the internship offers.

Startups looking for interns

Do you want to be part of an innovative environment and work with entrepreneurship, where your professional and personal skills come into play in new ways and do you want an internship where you are given a lot of responsibility and freedom to choose and develop your tasks? Then you have the opportunity to do an internship in one of AAU's many startups which are just exactly in the market for someone with your profile and skills. Here SEA also offers some support:

• The startup in which you are doing your internship is approved by the business developers of AAU's Incubator to have students affiliated.

• You will have the opportunity to attend workshops and events in AAU's Startup Program.

• You get sparring from SEA's business developers.

Do you want to know more about how to apply then click here

 

EXPERIENCE OF STUDENTS DOING THEIR INTERNSHIP IN STARTUPS / MICRO COMPANIES

SEA has in connection with a previous project interviewed a handful of students with various educational backgrounds about their internship experiences in startups and micro businesses. This mini-publication may be inspiring in describing some of the things that are special to this type of companies as well as knowing about the motivations of the students to choose this type of companies for their exchange. Read the publication here.

Partnership

The project Startup i Praksis is done in collaboration with:

You can read more about the project in the Foundation for Entrepreneurship's website here.

Meet participants from Startup I Praksis

Rasmus og Mads says about Startup i Praksis:

”It is amazing how well organized you can become in one month. Through Industrial Design we have learned methodology and gotten theoretical tools. Through our startup we have gotten a perspective on how what we have learned can be used in reality”.

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participants from 
Startup i Praksis

AAU INCUBATOR: THE FRAMEWORK OF THE INTERNSHIP

Whether the student chooses to take an internship in their own company or in another startup, the basis for the project-oriented course becomes the AAU Incubator.

AAU Incubator is a startup environment for students at AAU. In the Incubator you will find open workstations and many other students with a passion for startups and entrepreneurship. Here you can work on his startup idea and get guidance from our talented business developers, who are always just around the corner. The incubator is not only a meeting place for students with entrepreneurial dreams but also the focal point of general entrepreneurship activities at AAU.

Each year, the AAU Incubator organizes a series of workshops, events, programs and social events dedicated to providing even more students with the courage, knowledge and necessary skills to develop their business ideas and turn them into reality.

The Incubator can be found at the following locations:

  • Incubator Aalborg: Fibigerstræde 11, 9220 Aalborg Ø
  • Incubator AAU Copenhagen: A. C. Meyers Venge 15, 2450 Copenhagen
  • Incubator AAU Esbjerg: Niels Bohrs Vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg

You can learn more about the AAU Incubator here

Apply to Startup i Praksis

Do you want to apply to Startup i Praksis, read more and make your application here.

 

If you want to know more about your opportunities for an internship in a startup, contact Jesper Vestergaard at jv@adm.aau.dk.

Startup i Praksis is an EU-funded project designed to develop ECTS-rewarding project-oriented courses (internships) at universities, rooted in student incubators.