Business Gate activities are endorsed by OKD foundation.

Business Gate activities are endorsed by OKD foundation.

Business Gate Solutions – The OKD Foundation supports business from all angles.


The OKD Foundation and the city of Karvina have joined together to promote entrepreneurship, as well as much-needed business practice for young people through Business Gate. Currently, three high-school teams from Karvina can sign up for and compete for the best marketing solutions for a particular company. The competition for high schools “Business Gate Solutions” gives a chance for best students to represent their school in a prestigious battle of creative brains in Karvina. Teams will compete in a marketing campaign competition for a particular business. They will not be alone in it! During the implementation of the project, they will be able to attend all workshops at the Business Gate for free, and they will also meet with the consultants directly at the school. With the help of the OKD Foundation, we can send these experienced practitioners directly to schools so student’s teams do not have to regularly commute to the business center. Operational team leadership will be attended by experienced university students who have already tried this role within the Business Gate Academy program.

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A team of high school and university students worked through holidays on companies assignments whose stories are described below. During this time students learned how to solve complex corporate problems and get the entrepreneurial spirit from contracting authorities and consultants they will come into contact with.


Karviná will once again be the venue for one of the biggest badminton events in the Czech Republic. Team qualification of 2017 European Championships will take place in the STARS Hall in November, as well as the Czech team there will be the top teams of France, Luxembourg and Israel. Business Gate Solutions will take part in the organization of the event and the main student team’s tasks will include promoting the event, taking care of all tournament participants, and providing sufficient partner and media support.


GabiGym is a great alternative for parents who want to exercise their children in a playful way. It offers mini gyms, horizontal bars and carousels that you can use in your home environment all year round. The founder of this idea, Lenka Sobková, was inspired by her own experience with her daughter, who improved her physical activity thanks to these products. GabiGym is starting to grow their company and Business Gate Solutions will prepare a marketing strategy and online communication plan that will be key to their first steps.


For companies that want to represent themselves in a different way, Gumbooks offers a solution. Their product is an advertising carrier that combines usefulness, sales promotion and advertising. This company, which made its first major contracts with companies like Ford or CEZ, is trying to establish its position and develop a concept for how to present its product online. Students in the Solutions project during the first phase prepare text and a web site design with online customer support, and in the second phase will focus on ways how to acquire B2B customers using modern marketing methods.


The vision of the Hrajemesi Foundation is to give everyone a chance to help people who have not been so lucky and need help by just simply playing. It aims to awaken their creativity, create unique artwork, entertain and also do a good deed. The task of the student’s team is to create a real product (teambuilding activity), prepare marketing material, and development a new website concept.