University students’ favorite contest: bizz@kampüs
2,038 teams competed for Café Crown. Karadeniz Technical University won.
Yıldız Holding has announced the winners of the fifth edition of bizz@kampüs – the contest that scouts out university students best and brightest ideas.
This year’s contest broke a record upon receiving the highest number of applications ever in its history. Some 2,038 teams and 6,114 students from 129 different universities [across Türkiye] competed at bizz@kampüs to give Café Crown a new lease on life. Team Lusty from Karadeniz Technical University won first place for “Café Crown Cold”.
Bizz@kampüs is an annual contest that encourages university students to come up with creative projects for different Yıldız Holding brands. This year (the fifth edition of the contest), the spotlight was on Café Crown. Contestants had to send their ideas – in groups of three – to www.bizzkampus.com.
Internship opportunities also up for grabs!
Teams consisting of undergrad and Master’s students had to come up with ways to rejuvenate “Café Crown.” Contestants not only gained valuable experience but also a foot in the door into their new careers as well. Team Lusty team (Şeyda Nur Cevahiroğlu, İsmail Furkan Köşker, and Hakan Turfanda) from Karadeniz Technical University won first place, walking home with TL 15,000. Team Peaky Brothers (Sermet Kılıç and Kaan Postacı of Bahçeşehir University, Uğur Dağtepesi of Bilgi University) won second place (TL 10,000) for “Café Crown Lovers Together.”
This year, two groups shared third place. The first was Team Parçacıklar (Cem Demirel, Seher Camcı, and Sena Naz Çebi) of Özyeğin University for “Café Crown Turkish Work.” Second was Tam “Julius” (Batu Ulku, Gözde Şen, and Melisa Nur Ek) of Bilkent University for “Café Crown HD.” Both groups walked home with TL 7,500 each in their pockets. Beyond cash, all four winners also earned the chance to intern – and later work – at Yıldız Holding.
At the award ceremony, Yıldız Holding’s Vice Chairman Ali Ülker said: “Investing in the future means investing in young people. Bizz@kampüs is a key youth-oriented project of ours. Congratulations to everyone who competed. They daringly took the initiative to make projects out of their ideas and compete against millions of other students – that takes guts. Yesterday, I – as a jury member – got the chance to listen to the finalists’ presentations. There were professional. Better still, their ideas very much exceeded my expectations and are worth bringing to life.”
Real marketing experience
Pladis’ Regional CEO Mehmet Tütüncü noted that within the past five years, the contest has given over 20,000 university students real job experience: “This contest has granted students the opportunity to learn more about our global organization. It also gives them real marketing experience before they step into the real world. They learn how to manage projects, how to work on teams, and how to come up with, develop, present, and bring their ideas to life. That experience will add to the culture of innovation, which is a cornerstone of development.”
Ülker Supports “Atalık Kavılca” Wheat with Limited Edition Product
Ülker, a leading food company in Türkiye known for its commitment to sustainable raw material sourcing, has introduced a limited edition product called "Saklıköy Kavılca Buğday," made with Atalık Kavılca Wheat, one of Anatolia's oldest agricultural products with a history dating back 13,000 years....CLICK FOR MORE
Ülker invest in supplementary food products
A new brand from Ülker: Everwell Ülker, which stepped into the food supplement industry for the first time with "Pastil", further strengthens its claim in this category with the "Everwell" brand. Food supplement products developed by Ülker in cooperation with TÜBİTAK and released under the Everwell brand will be sold with a widespread distribution strategy....CLICK FOR MORE
Ülker's 2022 Sustainability Report has been published
Ülker, operating with a waste-free company model since established, has published its 2022 Sustainability Report. Ülker meets approximately 43% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources, and has initiated a carbon management program that encompasses the entire value chain, from sustainable raw material sourcing to packaging management, logistics, and waste recycling. The company continues its efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions in all areas with the goal of becoming a "net zero company by 2050. ...CLICK FOR MORE
Ülker announced its first half-year financials
Ülker Bisküvi closed the first half of 2023 with a sales revenue of 19.6 billion TL. The share of Turkiye operations in the sales revenue was 66%; while, the share of export and international operations in the sales was 34% ...CLICK FOR MORE