Natalia Karbasova

Head of Burda Bootcamp

Natalia Karbasova is Head of Burda Bootcamp & Creative Evangelist at the German-based tech and media company Hubert Burda Media.

Before enrolling at the Burda School of Journalism in 2011, Natalia honed her journalistic skills reporting for Bonnier Business Press and Deutsche Welle. During the two years of her studies, she continued to gain recognition by contributing numerous articles to Hubert Burda Media magazines Chip and Focus Money as a tech and financial reporter.

After graduating in 2013, she was invited to work directly for Dr. Hubert Burda as Digital Assistant. Fully devoted to “prototyping the future of media”, 2014 saw Natalia successfully launch a new Burda institution, the Burda Bootcamp which is a startup school for talented young entrepreneurs, coders, and designers, nurturing the startup ecosystem in Munich, Germany. At the Burda Bootcamp, Natalia and her team provide selected participants with everything they need to make their idea a marketable reality, including coworking space, mentoring and access to the Burda business network. Burda Bootcamp is also known for its tech events like Startup Night, Summer School, Code Slam etc.

Natalia also established the Burda Hackday, an ongoing series of hackathons, where creative, young minds help to shape the trends and tools of tomorrow, tackling diverse topics such as data security, finance or the technological evolution of work.

Outside of her work, she continues to support early-stage startups in other programs, like Google Launchpad, advising them on product strategy, marketing, and pitching. Natalia is a hackathon enthusiast and has won several hackathons with her teams.

In her spare time, she’s working on improving her coaching abilities after graduating from the CTI Coactive Coach Training Program. She also volunteers as a fitness trainer specializing on functional & bodyweight workout.

Natalia speaks English, German and Russian.

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