Summer School at the Burda Bootcamp is a two-weeks program to help young computer scientists, engineers, designers, product and business experts to solve a real-world problem and learn how to build a startup from scratch.

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Previous Teams


Family Times connects different generations by providing the first system that fully automated selects stories and pictures from the social media feed of the consumers and then prints an offline newspaper which is automatically sent to their beloved ones.

judges choice award 2017


Neitha is a smart digital anti theft solution which protects women from robbery and assaults. The hardware in the bag is connected to an app and an additional panic button. An intelligent algorithm fully automated detects if the bag is stolen and sends out an alarm signal.

audience award 2017


EpiCard offers a system to produce and use digitally enhanced business cards. Based on augmented reality functionality the EpiCard App is able to scan a business card, store all details and automatically enable access to additional data or documents


ParkBy is the AirBnb for parking. It connects parking space lenders with renters and helps reducing time- and fuel-wasting.


StartHub connects Startups and accelerators with a platform that enables detailed comparison and search functions as well as automated recommendations generated by an intelligent matching algorithm.


Code Connect is an online platform for people to improve their coding skills by working on mentored real world projects.

judges choice award 2016


Sofal is the marketplace for socially produced and fair traded fashion, we offer the biggest selection and give our customers the possibility to look fabulous while doing good.

audience award 2016


Londry is a mobile based laundy delivery service, offering by the bag washing service as well as dress shirt ironing all from one app.


HeyBuddy builds a fitness chatbot and app with selectable characters. It suggests you workouts based on your fitness goals, status quo and schedule. It motivates you to achieve as well as keep to your fitness goals.

Previous Judges

Andreas Jagdhuber

Senior Manager Unternehmensentwicklung,
Burda Digital

Christian Lindener

Wayra Deutschland

Jan Küster

Founders Fight Club

What you learn

We want to bring real-world problems to the nerds! To do that, we help you with the major steps to create a product which solves a real need. You will be getting familiar with one topic per day.

Previous Mentors

Anna Staber

Solution Architect,
Google Maps

Thomas Hartmann

str84wd Products

Christian Margolus

Head of Product,

Christian Glauer


Daniel Kilger

Co-Founder & CEO,

Anastasia Wenkemann

Business Development,

Ludwig Gruber

GH Kapital

Annette Hutt

Team Lead UX/VX,
CHIP Digital

Samaa Kanani

UX Researcher,

Alina Hang

Technical UX Researcher,

Patrick Müller

Co-Founder & CTO,

Michael Schölkopf

Product Owner,

Richard Weber

Director Product,

Florian Bessière

RiverApp / Freelancer

Martin Stolz

elastic items

Philip Schneider

Community Lead & Startup Coach

Katharina Reimann

Marketing Lead
LoadFox GmbH

Bene Seitz


Christopher Kearney

Studio LSC-Life Sciences Communication

Christian Gleich

Director Crowd Strategy


The Summer School starts on 2018. It will be at the Burda Bootcamp (Arabellastaße 23 in Munich).

Nothing! However, we will be very restrictive in selecting the best candidates.

Students and recent graduates in computer science (web development, full-stack, iOS-/Android development), data science, hardware (IoT, Robotics), UX/UI and business.

Fill out the application form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. By applying to the Summer School you commit to be available for the whole duration of the program full-time.

Yes, you can! We will help you develop an idea on the spot and apply your skills in the best possible manner.

You can work on any idea within the following areas: news & adtech, ecommerce, marketplaces, fashion & lifestyle, health & fitness, home & garden, business & finance.

All the projects belong to you! If you want to follow up with your project, we might be able to support you.

We will have input sessions each day after which you will be working on the different aspects of your project with the support of our mentors.

Our mentors are experienced professionals in the fields of product development, marketing, user testing, design thinking and others.

Will be annouced as soon as the application starts.

The Summer School is a project by Burda Bootcamp. Burda Bootcamp is part of Hubert Burda Media, one of the largest media companies in Europe.

Yes, you will receive a certificate of participation from the Burda Bootcamp.

This is a full-time program. That means, you will have to commit 10 days in full-time (9 am to 6 pm) with no exceptions.