On Wednesday, September 14. participants in the AmChamps Summer School powered by Banka Intesa, presented their ideas for startup projects in front of a three-member jury. The chosen best idea was the project Fitness Buddy, conceived by Milica Nogulović (Faculty of Organizational Sciences), Anđela Russo Faculty of Philology) and Filip Popović (Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy). With this win they ensured a place in the next generation of unique the educational program AmChamps-Young Leaders in Change.
The summer school was created as part of AmChamps - Young Leaders in Change in order to provide a greater number of students to interact with representatives of the startup community, successful managers of Banca Intesa and other AmCham member companies and acquire knowledge and skills that will help them to meet the challenges of the modern business environment.
Selected graduates and post-graduates of the University of Belgrade were divided into six groups so they could strengthen the team spirit which is a fundamental for every job and prepare joint startup projects at the end of the course.
Members of the three-member jury that chose the winners were Nikolaos Dimitriadis, a professor at the University of Sheffield, Boris Vujičić , a member of the AmCham Board of Directors, and Ana Minić from Banca Intesa.
"It is impressive with what kind of enthusiasm these young people accepted advice's and skills from our mentors, and with what creativity they applied it to the project. The potential that lies in them is huge, and we believe that the announced reform of education will provide better connection between theory and practice and closer cooperation between the economic and academic sectors which will successfully shape future young leaders and contribute to Serbia's competitiveness in regional and global market," said Boris Vujičić.