Business Gate Academy - information for comapines

A TEAM OF ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENTS WILL BRING YOU NEW PERSPECTIVES

Our mission is to develop students’ competencies through experience and self-direction. Working on real-world assignments brings depth to the experience gained and students are much more passionate about the subject than in traditional theoretical classes, which results in much better outcomes at the exams.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We like to work with people who see a purpose in what we do. They are aware that deep practical experience is important for students. We’re looking for Inspirational Leaders who can motivate students to do their best, while also being able to give them feedback without all the sauce around.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

A TEAM OF STUDENTS

A team of 5 students, led by an experienced team-leader, will work on a pre-defined assignment and will be your main liaison.

EXPERTS IN THE FIELD

Students will have an unlimited number of meetings with practice mentors. They communicate their interim deliverables with them and together steer the project in the right direction.

RISK-FREE PARTICIPATION

There are no entry fees for the company. The only investment is the time you give to the students. If you like the deliverables, you and your team can move on to implementation or buy the concept you’ve created.

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A VALUABLE OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE

Students are often not enamored with routine and have blinders on. Their naivety can often open your eyes as well. There is almost always an analytical phase where students get a basic overview of the industry and of you.

CREATIVE OUTPUTS

Young and naive minds who are at home on the internet can always come up with something new and novel.

CONTACTS

We organise various events throughout the course to which you are cordially invited. In addition, you will be in contact with students who know other students who may know something else that might be useful to you now.

THE AREAS WE FOCUS ON

ANALYSIS

We perform analyses of both internal and external nature. We study how your company is doing compared to your competitors and present findings that can be useful in building your business.

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

We like to communicate not only on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. What is the best way to communicate to your target segment? What content to choose and what channels to use?

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CAMPAIGN

Is Valentine’s Day coming up or do you want to fill a season that is deaf? Students love to play with such an assignment. A goal is set, a budget is set, and the fun can begin.

WEBSITE

It starts with research within the analytics and target audience, continues with wire-frame design and ends with technical commissioning and launch.

CONTENT CREATION

We start with an analysis of existing and competitor content, then come up with a content strategy and finally get into filming, shooting, and writing.

Finance

We also have a finance department in the faculty, where there are a lot of bright students who can do financial analysis of the business and come up with new suggestions.

Event management

We translate out-of-the-box ideas into concrete plans and figure out how to get the most people to the event. Whether it’s a company party or a customer marketing event.

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Cokoli vás napadne...

Do you have a special assignment that fits the School of Business? Come on, we’re open to whatever new challenges fate throws our way.

HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?

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1. CONTACT OUR ADMINISTRATORS

At the bottom of the page you will find the contact details of the programme administrators who will explain the process and the deadline for the selection process.

2. MEETING WITH THE ADMINISTRATOR

When we think everything is in order and you seem like a good candidate, our project administrator will be happy to meet with you, either online or in person over a good coffee, where you can work together to sort out the assignment.

3. WE WILL ASSIGN YOU A TEAM-LEADER

The program runs twice a year, and always starts in September and February, or the beginning of the semesters. By this time, we need to have the assignments already assigned to the Team-leaders. The assigned team-leader will be your main liaison.

4. THE TEAM WILL VISIT YOU IN THE COMPANY

Our next step is to add a student team. We always have recruitments the second week of the semester and they will come to your company the following week. This is the perfect opportunity to inspire the team to perform well.

5. ONGOING CONSULTATION WITH THE TEAM

Throughout the 3-month semester, you will communicate with the team as often as you set up together. Each team member works about 5 hours per week on the project, so communication doesn’t have to be overdone again.

6. FINAL PRESENTATION OR MILESTONE?

“Finals” are held at the end of the semester. This is a presentation of the outcomes from the students towards you. Students will want to show off and whether you agree to continue working together is up to you.

WHAT’S IT LIKE HERE?

Check out this one-minute video from Hackathon, where we work on assignments all day long.

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OPINIONS OF THE COMPANIES THAT HAVE WORKED WITH US

Mgr. Jan Skipala

As the Chamber of Commerce, we participated in the BG Academy, where students were tasked with boosting social media numbers and raising the profile of the Chamber's activities. Yesterday we had the final presentation of the BG Academy run and I must say, a blast! The students were well prepared, they had creative and original suggestions and some of the graphic designs were high level. My colleague and I were pleasantly surprised, even the questions were answered professionally and overall, it was a very relaxed atmosphere. The whole run accomplished exactly what I expected from it, they showed us how to navigate the soc. They gave us a new insight into the possibilities of promotion and services of the Chamber of Commerce. I can only recommend it.

Radim Uher

Student teams designed a communication strategy for our product for the B2B sector. From the proposed strategies it was evident that the teaching at OPF-SLU is keeping up with modern trends. We continue to develop our cooperation with the winning student team.

Veronika Breuerová

In the autumn of 2017, we became part of the Business Gate Academy project with BORCAD cz and we liked the idea of connecting students with practice. From the beginning to the end, we were very satisfied with the cooperation. The communication with "our" students and the project organizers was always smooth, the students actively worked on the assignment during the semester and presented us the results on the final evening, which we were thrilled about. Therefore, we are very happy to recommend the Business Gate Academy project to all companies considering cooperation with students.

Ing. Daniel Škubal

I am extremely happy that we were given the opportunity to participate in the BG Academy project. The concept that was presented to us was beyond expectations. It was well done, it had a head, a heel, a design, an idea, an emotion. I felt like I was working with real professionals and moreover, you could see that they put maximum energy and passion into it.

Ing. Michal Števula

The cooperation with the students and the whole Business Gate was and is excellent. They took up their chosen tasks in an exemplary manner, with commitment and creativity. Their output for the STEVULA brand exceeded the expectations we had created when commissioning the project. Overall, very high satisfaction with the result.

Program administrators 

Tereza and Tomáš are in charge of the complete operation of the program. Do not hesitate to contact them with any questions.

Tereza Ikášová

Business Gate Academy - for students

ikasova@opf.slu.cz

+420 596 398 237

Tomáš Hercig

Business Gate Academy - for companies