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Experience - AFC Leuven

The Experience branch is the perfect place for students to really put academic knowledge into practice by getting to work themselves. For example, AFC offers the opportunity to participate in a Student Consulting project or you can get a taste of entrepreneurship through an internship together with startup. Finally, via the brand new Project Startup in a team of 4, you can work out your own startup for a year.

Student Consulting

LIVE LIKE A CONSULTANT

With a Student Consulting project you can further develop your skills through creative and quality projects for companies in various sectors. As a student you get the chance to get a taste of life as a consultant during 10 weeks in multidisciplinary teams of 5 people, by tackling a business problem and formulating advice.

Professional guidance and an adapted short training course consisting of several workshops will ensure that your team is able to complete the project successfully. The result is a satisfied company with an implementable solution and 5 satisfied students with an improved and comprehensive skillset.

In addition to the hard work, there is also time for fun during the various team building sessions and the member party!

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previous PROJECTS

"Due to their creative approach and continuous devotion, the AFC team realized results that exceeded our expectations. We would enthusiastically embrace a follow-up project"

-E. De Vos -Supply Chain Manager, Air products
"I am very impressed by the results, the level of professionalism and the outcome in just a few weeks time! Thank you to all the team!"

- Immoweb

Student consulting has its reputation for bringing big names from the industry to the students. Since 2007 we give students the opportunity to expand their network by bringing them in contact with not only big, innovative multinationals but also with smaller companies that want fresh insights from university students.

In 2018, the Airproducts team even won the award of Best Project of Europe by JE Europe, which shows that a team of 5 motivated students can accomplish a lot in 10 weeks.

upcoming projects

The excact projects for next semester (semester 2 2019-2020) will be launched in the start of february, however you can start your application now!

The application deadline for the Student Consulting projects is saturday 22nd of February 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

1) You will start your Student Consulting application by clicking 'Apply now' and starting step 1. You fill in your personal data and upload your resume, after which you should get a submission message that the application was received successfully.

2) In step 2, you will receive a link to finish your application. This will take place whenever the projects are announced. You will be guided to a final form where you will answer questions that check your motivation. After this is submitted, your application is processed and you will be notified shortly after the deadline about which project you can join.

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Students @ Startups


TASTE THE STARTUP-LIfE

Experiencing a startup: how do entrepreneurs succeed in turning ideas into reality and pure motivation into a viable and sustainable business? Students@Startups allows you to discover all this and to taste all that entrepreneurship has to offer. Students@Startups gives you the opportunity to actively participate in an existing startup and to take it to the next level. This gives you an exclusive picture of the ins and outs of a new company.

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You can apply for every internship available on the platform in the month you request. Internships last 1 month and can take place in Brussels or Flanders and vary from startup to startup. In order to complete your application, you need your CV and motivation letter.

ECTS

Find more information on how to value your internship for ECTS credits through the following link.

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Tech Internship at Edgise

Tech, Event, Sales

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Edise makes AI in the field possible. Running a trained AI algorithm (inference), does  not happen anymore in the cloud, but immediately at the edge of the network.  We develop electronics hardware to efficiently process intelligent algorithms on device. From object/scene detection in camera images to recognizing sounds  from microphones, edge computing provides the solution for real-time  processing of large amounts of data on-device.  

Depending on the project, Edgise uses different approaches to build flexible hardware without locking into a specific vendor. In the prototyping phase, using off-the-shelf components gives us the momentum to quickly setup and validate aworking prototype. If off-the-shelf components are not an option, we use reconfigurable hardware (FPGA’s) to accelerate AI in hardware, creating a perfect mix between power, performance and time to market. This also creates aworking chip prototype which later in the product life cycle might be converted to mass production of your own AI chip. We provide embedded, FPGA, ASIC consultancy as well as product development of a specific customer use case.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Edgise is a very young venture that is just starting to receive their first projects. We need all the help we can get to further push our company into new markets and spread the story of edge computing using hardware innovation.

To boost the Edgise brand we need help to:   

· build new, fun hardware prototypes to use in sales pitches.

· look for  interesting events we can pitch our company  

· manage our  social media and advertise our expertise

· look for marketing agencies and other new customers and arrange meetings to pitch

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

Hardware is becoming a big game changer in the world of technology. Lot’s of innovation is still possible using hardware. Edgise is the one company using different kind of hardware approaches to tackle problems. We are very openminded and welcome everyone who wants to climb the mountain of hardware innovation with us!

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Entrepreneur, tech skills, sales skills, event management

LOCATION

At our offices in Leuven, Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4 3001 Leuven

AVAILABILITIES

As soon as possible

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Dutch, English is a plus

POSITIONS

It is possible to work with 2  students at the same time on this internship. They could complement each other, for example one student could build new demonstrators/prototypes while the other student is working on the pitch and managing the events etc.

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Business Development Internship at Brainjar

Business, Product launch, Marketing

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Brainjar is an end-to-end artificial intelligence software factory. We work with the customer to build and integrate custom AI solutions. After an initial prototyping phase, we integrate our AI models in a production-ready application and deploy this in the cloud. Creating actual business value is key, that's why we match state-of-the-art technology with production-grade standards and reliability. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of AI engineers, front-end designers and full stack developers. This means we can build, integrate and deploy all facets of the AI applications.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

In early 2020,  Brainjar will launch its first product, an AI-powered text classification and  extraction platform. The intern will be responsible for the successful  product launch. In collaboration with the co-founders, the intern will carry  out the following tasks:  

· Prepare the product launch. How to put the product  into the market?

· Propose a market strategy

· Do a market survey and prepare meetings with potential clients

· Go to meetings with clients

· Search for events and arrange a speaker slot

· Go to events

· Carry out presales and manage the development to  create cool demos

· Create case studies

· Write content for website

· Take care of the social media presence

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

You should choose for Brainjar because aside from all our cool projects, fun afterwork (and during work) activities and amazing team, this is an amazing opportunity to lead a product launch from scratch.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

The trainee should have a business, economical and/or marketing background. He or she should be proactive and not shy to contact other companies or events. Creativity  and design skills are a plus.

LOCATION

The main  location will be in Heverlee. However, during some of the meetings and events it is possible that the student will have to go to other locations in  Flanders. Transport can be taken care of.

AVAILABILITIES

As we will be launching this product in early 2020, the sooner the better. This internship is open from January 1stuntil September 30th

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

The main language will be Dutch. A good oral andwritten comprehension of English is a plus.

POSITIONS

This internship  can be repeated. The second intern will have to start where the first intern  finished. Multiple people  can do this internship at the same time, although we would want to limit the  number of simultaneous people to 2.

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Tech Internship at Craftworkz

Tech, Sales, Entrepreneur, Event

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Craftworkz was founded 3,5 years ago by 4 students who won the well-known Cronos Hackathon: Hack the Future. The goal of Craftworkz is prototyping with new, innovative, emerging technologies.Prototyping means we deliver a software prototype within 6-8 weeks and clientsare able to test their ideas in a short time and they can see their ideas come to life.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Over the past  3,5 years, Craftworkz has delivered over 100 prototypes, has a core team of  10 prototypers and has been the launching block for five new ventures. Together  with those ventures, Craftworkz is part of the Raccoons group. Unfortunately,  over the years Craftworkz lost their identity. We experimented with a lot of different technologies: AI, Chatbots, Blockchain, Hardware prototyping… and all of these experiments became their own venture. Now, Craftworkz is ready for the next  big thing: Craftworkz has to find new technologies, analyse the Gartner Hype  Cycle and define new interests and technologies we want to invest in and prototype with.  

To start off  with Craftworkz 2.0 we need help with:

> Building new,  fun, funky prototypes to use in sales pitches

> Look for  interesting events we can pitch our company

> Manage our  social media and advertise our (renewed) expertise

> Look for marketing agencies and other new customers and arrange meetings to pitch

> Marketingresearch

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

We would like to welcome you with open arms in the coolest start-up of Leuven. Our young and ambitious team is always on topof the newest technologies, and because of that, Craftworkz is a lab full of experiments. You will be able to dream big, work closely together with us and, experiment, fail, learn and win constantly!

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Help relaunching the brand of Craftworkz

LOCATION

At our offices in Leuven, Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4 3001 Leuven

AVAILABILITIES

As soon as possible

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Dutch, English is a plus

POSITIONS

It is possible to work with 2 or 3 students at the same time on this internship. They could complement each other, for example one or two students could build new demonstrators/prototypes while the other student is working on the pitch and managing the events etc.

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Community Manager Internship at Talk To C

Community, PR, target audience

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Talk To C innovates the way talent development of young potentials is done today. We teach soft skills in a personalized and data driven way and share knowledge & insights from senior leaders. Our team consists of 3 young, ambitious entrepreneurs with a strong drive and focus to learn and improve every day.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

As the community & PR manager of Talk To C, you will work on:

week 1 - 2: Strategy :

  • Community strategy: how can we grow our community? how can we retain and trigger people in our community? what is the typical journey throughout our community? how do give a great experience in our community? how can we introduce gamification or levels in our community?  
  • Ambassador strategy: how can we use our ambassadors to be advocates of our brand? which Information & content do they need? which platform can we use to get into contact easily with them?
  • PR strategy: how can we reach different press and media? which story correlates with our brand? how can we use press to increase our reach?  
  • Target audience: who is it? what are their characteristics?

week 3 - 4: Implementation :

  • Creation of community content to trigger the audience
  • Creation of different levels, gamification in our community
  • Creation of the content for the ambassadors + Making a platform ready to put on our ambassadors
  • Writing story for the press
  • Contacting press to get our story out

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

You will be in charge of growing and creating a sustainable community around Talk To C which gives you the chance to take on a big responsibility. You will learn how to work efficiently and effectively by using our data driven approach and testing your assumptions. As focus is key in a start-up, you will grow this soft skill by understanding the impact of each task. At the end of your internship, you might get the opportunity to continue your start-up adventure with us and to follow our talent development program for free.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Are you a highly motivated, life-long learner with an entrepreneurial spirit? We are looking for a student with some experience in marketing and who can work autonomously with a drive learn every day.

LOCATION

Leuven center

AVAILABILITIES

January

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Preferable Dutch, but French and English are possible as well

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Digital Marketing Internship at Talk To C

Social media, marketing strategy, target audience, community building

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Talk To C innovates the way talent development of young potentials is done today. We teach soft skills in a personalized and data driven way and share knowledge & insights from senior leaders. Our team consists of 3 young, ambitious entrepreneurs with a strong drive and focus to learn and improve every day.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

As the digital marketeer of Talk To C, you will work on:

week 1 - Strategy :

  • Target audience: who is it? what are their characteristics?
  • Marketing strategy: how will you generate leads? which strategy (e.g. digital) will you use? how can we use our ambassadors as marketeers of our brand? how can we increase our conversions?  
  • Buyers journey creation: how do we create a great experience throughout the whole buying process and afterwards?

week 2 - Branding :

  • How do you brand Talk To C?
  • Social Media marketing: content & posts for coming months based on your strategy
  • Copy-writing: brochures (B2C, B2B, ambassadors), flyers, blogs (needed for the buyer’s journey), presentation in 1 theme

week 3 - 4: Implementation :

  • E-mail marketing: strategy + content
  • Ads: FB & Google (analyse and optimise results)
  • SEO + CTA on website

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

You will be in charge of the whole marketing side of Talk To C which gives you the chance to take on a big responsibility in our team. You will learn how to work efficiently and effectively by using our data driven approach and testing your assumptions. As focus is key in a start-up, you will grow this soft skill by understanding the impact of each task. At the end of your internship, you might get the opportunity to continue your start-up adventure with us and to follow our talent development program for free.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Are you a highly motivated, life-long learner with an entrepreneurial spirit? We are looking for a student with some experience in marketing and who can work autonomously with a drive learn every day.

LOCATION

Leuven center

AVAILABILITIES

January

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Preferable Dutch, but French and English are possible as well

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Digital Marketing Internship at Steve Skills

Branding, Visual ID, Social Media

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Steve Skills has a mission: Boosting Professional Energy. We do this by providing a strong recruitment and selection service in the field of Supply Chain, Legal & Food. Our team exudes curiosity, generosity and ambition. Our business is about what every company is all about: skills.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

During your (Digital) Marketing Internship, you will work alongside Miss Content on:

- Development of Steve Skills' Visual ID & Branding

- Content & story counting

- Social Media Marketing

- Brainstorming and developing new types of content

- Building strong marketing campaigns

- Analyzing and optimizing results

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

Under the wings of Caroline Van Steenberge you will learn / develop the following skills: analysis skills, content creation skills, direct communication, learning to delve & be precise and marketing skills.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Master student, curious & driven, excellent writing skills, flexible and solution-oriented, dynamic & hands-on.

LOCATION

Dansaert Centrum - Aalststraat 7-11 1000 Brussel.

AVAILABILITIES

All months.

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Preferably Dutch, but French and English are possible as well.

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Business Development Internship at Steve Skills

Business, Searcher, Skills

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Steve Skills has a mission: Boosting Professional Energy. We do this by providing a strong recruitment and selection service in the field of Supply Chain, Legal & Food. Our team exudes curiosity, generosity and ambition. Our business is about what every company is all about: skills.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

During your Internship in Business Development you will, together with a Talent Solution Expert :

- map a segment of a niche market (Legal, Supply Chain, Food),

- map the job needs of the moment,

- search and analyze candidates,

- if possible, go along with meetings,

- be actively deployed commercially

In short, you will become acquainted with a job, you will gain insights into how an economy works and you will learn the essence of the business world from close by: right skills in the right place.

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

Under the wings of Bernard Van Steenberge you will learn the following skills: analysis skills, commercial skills, direct communication, negotiation skills, learning to delve & be precise and insights into the business world in general (start-upspecific).

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Master student, curious & driven, flexible and solution-oriented, energic & "Yes Man" attitude. Has the 'commercial' in it and wanted to develop it further.

LOCATION

Dansaert Centrum - Aalststraat 7-11 1000 Brussel.

AVAILABILITIES

All months.

 

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days).

LANGUAGE

Preferably Dutch, but French and English are possible as well.

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Legal Internship at Gemsotec

Risk Analysis, Action Plan, Mitigation measures, GDPR

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Gemsotec is a fast-growing startup which develops apps for industrial application. They offer companies innovative solutions to make instructions, tasks and inspection rounds mobile and smart.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

First, the student will analyze the risks the company is facing, such as the new GDPR legislation, various liabilities and more. Afterward, a corresponding mitigation plan and measures will be proposed and evaluated. As of last, the student will have a look at the implementation of this action plan.

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

As a fast-growing startup Gemsotec has a lot to offer. First of all, there will be multiple chances to take on responsibilities and be in charge of certain tasks and projects. You will be given autonomy and be able to contribute to the growing startup. At the end of your internship, you might get the opportunity to start a job at Gemsotec.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Your profile: - Preferably have a legal background - You are highly motivated and dynamic - You are independent and seek jobs with high levels of responsibilities/ autonomy - You are not afraid to take initiatives

LOCATION

Professor Roger Van Overstraetenplein 5, Leuven

AVAILABILITIES

All months

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Preferably Dutch, but French and English are possible as well ‍

POSITIONS

This internship can be repeated

Multiple students can do this internship simultaneously

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Marketing Plan Internship at Gemsotec

Target Group, Marketing Plan, Strategy, Leads

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Gemsotec is a fast-growing startup which develops apps for industrial application. They offer companies innovative solutions to make instructions, tasks and inspection rounds mobile and smart.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

You will write and implement the marketing plan for Gemsotec. First, the marketing plan has to be drawn up. Who will be your target group? How will you generate leads and which strategy (e.g. digital) will you use ? How can Gemsotec become a thought leader? Secondly, you will start with the implementation of the marketing plan.  

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

As a fast-growing startup Gemsotec has a lot to offer. First of all, there will be multiple chances to take on responsibilities and be in charge of certain tasks and projects. You will be given autonomy and be able to contribute to the growing startup. At the end of your internship, you might get the opportunity to start a job at Gemsotec.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Your profile: - Preferably have a marketing background or have previous experience with digital marketing- You are highly motivated and dynamic - You are independent and seek jobs with high levels of responsibilities/ autonomy - You are not afraid to take initiatives

LOCATION

Professor Roger Van Overstraetenplein 5, Leuven

AVAILABILITIES

All months

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Preferably Dutch, but French and English are possible as well ‍

POSITIONS

This internship can be repeated

Multiple students can do this internship simultaneously

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Software Development Internship at Gemsotec

Product, Software, App, React

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Gemsotec is a fast-growing startup which develops apps for industrial application. They offer companies innovative solutions to make instructions, tasks and inspection rounds mobile and smart.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

You will contribute to the product and software development of Gemsotec. You will help with the development of the web app in React and to the mobile app in React Native.

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

As a fast-growing startup Gemsotec has a lot to offer. First of all, there will be multiple chances to take on responsibilities and be in charge of certain tasks and projects. You will be given autonomy and be able to contribute to the growing startup. At the end of your internship, you might get the opportunity to start a job at Gemsotec.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Your profile: - Preferably have a degree in computer science/ civil engineer - You are highly motivated and dynamic - You are independent and seek jobs with high levels of responsibilities/ autonomy - You are not afraid to take initiatives – Plus if you have experience with React or React Native

LOCATION

Professor Roger Van Overstraetenplein 5, Leuven

AVAILABILITIES

All months

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Preferably Dutch, but French and English are possible as well ‍

POSITIONS

This internship can be repeated

Multiple students can do this internship simultaneously

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Strategy and Financial Plan Internship at Gemsotec

Business, Strategic, Financials, Plan

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STARTUP DESCRIPTION

Gemsotec is a fast-growing startup which develops apps for industrial application. They offer companies innovative solutions to make instructions, tasks and inspection rounds mobile and smart.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

You will contribute to the strategic plan in which a financial plan is included. An answer needs to be found on the following questions: What are the growth ambitions/ which milestones do we want to reach? Which resources will we need for this growth? How can we financially obtain these resources?

WHY YOUR STARTUP?

As a fast-growing startup Gemsotec has a lot to offer. First of all, there will be multiple chances to take on responsibilities and be in charge of certain tasks and projects. You will be given autonomy and be able to contribute to the growing startup. At the end of your internship, you might get the opportunity to start a job at Gemsotec.

TYPE OF TRAINEE

Your profile: - Preferably have a degree in economics/ business - You are highly motivated and dynamic - You are independent and seek jobs with high levels of responsibilities/ autonomy - You are not afraid to take initiatives – Think on a strategic level

LOCATION

Professor Roger Van Overstraetenplein 5, Leuven

AVAILABILITIES

All months

DURATION

1 month (4 weeks, 20 days)

LANGUAGE

Preferably Dutch, but French and English are possible as well ‍

POSITIONS

This internship can be repeated

Multiple students can do this internship simultaneously

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Project Startup


CREATE YOUR OWN STARTUP

Have you always dreamed of your own company, but you don't have the right idea or the right team yet? Are you thinking about starting your own company later but you don't have the right skillsets yet? Starting this year, AFC launches Project Startup in which a team of 4 students is put together, each with a passion for entrepreneurship, in order to create a startup from scratch for one year.

In collaboration with Cronos Leuven, workshops and coaching sessions are provided. The team can also make exclusive use of the Cronos Leuven co-working space. A complete immersion in the culture and the network of this incubator ensure efficient cross-fertilisation, which only encourages brainstorming and reflection. Furthermore, a budget of €1000 is provided to allow for development and in no way hinder the opportunities and possibilities of the team.


Some themes will be suggested that can be used to get the idea for your startup. Within these themes we will look for opportunities and further possibilities. Ideation, business model canvas and pitching workshops will help you develop your concept into a concrete scalable business. At the final pitch your product will be presented.

As this is the launching year of this project, students will not be able to receive ECTS credits for their work. However being the showpiece from AFC experience, this project is the perfect project to learn and grow tremendously. 

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HOW TO APPLY

Applications for 2019-2020 are closed, applications for next year will open mid 2020.

Stay tuned for updates via Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn!

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