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12/09/2016

Burda Summer School

A shady spot in a beer garden or a refreshing dip in the Isar river: While the residents of Munich enjoyed summer 2016 to the full, four teams at the Burda Bootcamp “Summer School” developed digital business ideas.

Digital prototypes

12 IT and design students refined their own business ideas and digital prototypes for tech, fashion & lifestyle, and health & fitness. They received plenty of support from more than 20 mentors from Burda Digital, Cliqz, Cyberport and Burda Studios, as well as Google, UniCredit Bank and ACXIT Capital Partners.

And the Oscar goes to… 

At the end of the two-week intensive programme, the project groups presented their work to an expert jury, who were ultimately won over by the Code Connect team. This three-person team developed a platform that brings together experienced programmers from the companies with programming newcomers to encourage exchange and mentoring.

The audience award went to Sofal – an e-commerce platform for fairly produced fashion. During the Summer School, the team put 3,000 items of clothing online and made their first sales. “I’m really proud of the team”, says Natalia Karbasova. “You can see how quickly new products can be tested by lean start-ups.”

Another Burda Bootcamp start-up event will be held in October, when several teams will pitch to a jury and audience. To register, visit this page.

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The prticipants had the chance to learn from in-house experts

Every day there was input on the topics that are essential in the development of new products

The Burda boot camp brings programmers from the company along with programming newcomers, thus promoting exchange of experience and mentoring

The program was also Pitch Training

At the end of the two-week intensive program, project groups presented their work to an expert jury

The participants received feedback on their ideas from mentors

Active support was given by 20 mentors

In team creative approaches and new solutions arose

At the end of the two-week intensive program, project groups presented their work to an expert jury

All participants of the Burda boot camps had fun

Success needs teamwork

Cheers jumps: The winning team of Code Connect celebrates 2 months Office Space at Burda

"All teams were super motivated" says Natalia Karbasova, head of Burda boot camps

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