Coding Camp for

Future Tech Entrepreneurs

10-Week Project-Based Online Computer Science Bootcamp With An Entrepreneurial Emphasis 

THE APPLICATION IS CLOSED

Early Application Deadline: 14 May 2021

Regular Application Deadline: 24 May 2021

Techcamp Start Date: 5 June 2021 (10 Weeks) 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

TOP OXBRIDGE TECH STARTUPS

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Contengo

 

Contengo, a fintech based in Oxford, provides a new generation of cloud computing solutions for professional services firms, particularly in Wealth Management, Legal and Accounting.

Oxford, UK

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CHAI

 

Chai is a Cambridge-based data science platform for building & deploying groundbreaking conversational AI. Users can chat with AI through the cross-platform app, inviting their friends & family to join in the conversation.

Cambridge, UK

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Amazing Prospects

 

As a Cambridge technology recruitment agency dedicated to the tech industry, Amazing Prospects has unique access to hundreds of top tech companies and VCs in the UK. 

Cambridge, UK

Genchi

 

Genchi is a platform that allows students across universities with similar interests to meet and share ideas whilst working on projects in collaboration. Genchi is supported by Y Combinator Startup School, Royal Academy of Engineering, and the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge, UK

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

TOP OXBRIDGE TECH STARTUPS

Neutrocheck

 

Neutrocheck developed an innovative device that helps to rapidly identify chemotherapy patients who are at risk of the life-threatening complication “neutropenic sepsis”, which takes tens of thousands of lives each year and costs healthcare systems tens of billions of dollars. 

Cambridge, UK

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CHAI

 

Chai is a Cambridge-based data science platform for building & deploying groundbreaking conversational AI. Users can chat with AI through the cross-platform app, inviting their friends & family to join in the conversation.

Cambridge/London, UK

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Contengo

 

Contengo, a fintech based in Oxford, provides a new generation of cloud computing solutions for professional services firms, particularly in Wealth Management, Legal and Accounting.

Oxford, UK

Genchi

 

Genchi is a platform that allows students across universities with similar interests to meet and share ideas whilst working on projects in collaboration. Genchi is supported by Y Combinator Startup School, Royal Academy of Engineering, and the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge, UK

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Amazing Prospects

 

As a Cambridge technology recruitment agency dedicated to the tech industry, Amazing Prospects has unique access to hundreds of top tech companies and VCs in the UK. 

Cambridge, UK

Cypher

 

Cypher is a digital accountancy that developed a cutting-edge cloud-based solution for high-growth businesses in and around Oxford.

Oxford, UK

instructors

JUSTIN HEINZ

EDUCATION
University of Cambridge - MPhil (Energy Technologies)

 

WORK & EXPERIENCE

SolarHybrid (Founder)

Amazon (Business Intelligence Engineer)

Siemens

ELENA GELŽINYTĖ

EDUCATION
University of Cambridge - B.A., MSci, PhD
(Data-Driven Drug Discovery)

WORK & EXPERIENCE

GSK

ETH Zurich (Molecular Design Lab)

EDWARD ELSON KOSASIH

EDUCATION
University of Cambridge - MPhil, PhD (Engineering
- funded by Aviva Quantum)

WORK & EXPERIENCE

Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise
Club (President)

Creator Fund (Student Investment Partner) 

Keysight Technologies (Data Scientist)

ARUNKUMAR RAJASEKARAN

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge - MPhil (Scientific Computing)

WORK & EXPERIENCE

Peritus Global Solutions (software development
on facial recognition prototype for banking client)

JACOB LOADER

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge - MASt (Quantum Computation)

WORK & EXPERIENCE

Jane Street Capital (Trading Team)

Macquarie Group (Risk Management Group)

GRZEGORZ SOCHACKI

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge - PhD (Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory)

WORK & EXPERIENCE

Renesas Electronics (UKESF Scholar)

THOMAS HIKARU CLARK

EDUCATION

University of Cambridge - MPhil (Computational
Linguistics)
Princeton University - B.A. in Computer Science (magna cum laude)
Phillips Exeter Academy

WORK & EXPERIENCE

IBM Watson Research Center (Speech Recognition Team)

2014 North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (2nd Place)

 

TECHCAMP

HIGHLIGHTS

Coding for the Real World

 

  • Work in a project-based team environment that closely models the tech industry.

  • All projects are designed to cultivate practical, industry-relevant skills.

  • Students will work on Industry Projects “adopted” by various Cambridge tech startups, which are designed to model a real industry problem that the corresponding startup might encounter.

Intensive and Rewarding Experience 

  • Combines a diverse array of pedagogical forms to suit learners with different learning styles and backgrounds.

  • Focused on cultivating the latest and most industry relevant aspects of Python programming.

  • Build projects and solve problems in the areas of financial technology, data analysis, image recognition, natural language processing, and beyond.

Designed and taught by Cambridge Instructors 

  • All our instructors are University of Cambridge PhD candidates or MPhil graduates with extensive industry experience at Amazon, IBM, Jane Street, GSK, and Venture Capitals.

Entrepreneurship Workshops with Start-up Founders 

  • Connect with Startup founders in workshops and learn first-hand how to turn an idea into a product.

  • Receive expert feedback from Startup founders for your Capstone Project at the end of the techcamp on our Demo day.

 

PROJECTS

During the Techcamp, every student will be expected to build at least five major projects carefully designed by the Cambridge instructors team and supported by Cambridge and Oxford Startups.

 

During the last two weeks, students will code another two advanced Capstone Projects on Fintech and Machine Learning /NLP, before presenting them at the Demo Day attended by Startup Advisors and select Oxbridge professors.

Students will work on projects include:

  • Bioinformatics: Cardiovascular Disease Prediction

  • Natural Language Processing (NLP): Text Classification

  • Computer Vision: Image Recognition

  • FinTech: Algorithmic Trading and Cryptocurrency Price Prediction

Phase 1 (Week 1-4)
 

Guided Projects

Phase 2 (Week 5-8)

 

Industry Projects

Adopted by Partner Startups

Phase 3 (Week 9-10)

 

Capstone Projects
Fintech and Machine Learning

 

SCHEDULE

& MODULES

5 JUNE TO 14 AUGUST (5 HOURS PER WEEK)

*Our Academic Coordinators will endeavour to accommodate students in different time zones. All sessions will be recorded and playable for students missing the sessions or want to review afterwards.

WEEKLY SESSIONS:
Lecture - 1 Hour | Coding Session - 3 Hours | Seminar and Workshop - 1 Hour

The 10-Week Techcamp includes the following modules:

PRE-LECTURE LEARNING

Before each lecture, the instructors will send out readings and/or instruction videos. This aims to help students to gain familiarity with the concepts they will encounter in the lectures.

LECTURE
Lectures will be one hour a week. Students are expected to actively engage in class in order to grasp and internalize the materials of the week.


ASSIGNMENTS
From week 1 to week 4, students will be primarily working on problem sets. These problems will help students practice their coding skills and master what they have learned in the lectures.

INDUSTRY PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY CAMBRIDGE AND OXFORD TECH STARTUPS
These projects, which are in the areas of data science, bioinformatics, natural language processing, and image recognition, are supported by Cambridge and Oxford startups, and are designed to mirror real industry problems. By doing these projects, students develop their technical skills while learning standard practices in industry.


CORNERSTONE PROJECTS ON FINTECH  AND MACHINE LEARNING (NLP)
From week 9 - 10, students will finish two projects related to financial technology (algorithmic trading and price prediction) and Machine Learning (Natural Language Processing).

SMALL GROUP CODING SESSION
Each week will be supplemented by three coding sessions, and each session will last one hour. Each coding session will have less than 7 students. Students are expected to code-along and bring questions to the session.

ONLINE DISCUSSION
Besides real time teaching, students will also be placed into discussion groups on Slack where they discuss the materials asynchronously with each other and their instructors, who will actively engage with students to ensure they develop a firm grasp on the materials.

SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP
From Week 5 onwards, one startup founder or an industry expert will come in every week to host a workshop. They will share their insights about the industry and offer advice for students on their career paths. Students can interact and connect with them, and learn from their experiences.

DEMO DAY
At the end of the programme, students will present and discuss their final Capstone Projects and showcase their work before a judging panel of Startup Advisors and select Oxbridge professors.

 

Application

& TUITION

APPLICATION DEADLINE: (Rolling Admission)

Early Admission: 14 May 2021

Regular Admission: 24 May 2021 (10 Weeks) 

TUITION:

Early Admission: 1,200 GBP

Regular Admission: 1,450 GBP 

TO START THE APPLICATION:

DOWNLOAD Application Form at CCIR Academy Application Portal.

We’re looking for students with keen creative minds, entrepreneurial spirits, and strong teamwork and leadership skills – as well as strong academic backgrounds. Accordingly, we have implemented a two-round vetting system for our admissions process.

1

SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS

Application Form - Basic information, academic background, a 300-word essay on your academic aspirations.

Supporting Materials - Two-year transcript or scorecard, SAT Score Reports (if available).

2

INTERVIEW (30 MINUTES)


Applicants with strong academic backgrounds and strong capabilities will then be invited to interview for a position on the Techcamp.

The Purpose — Get to know the student better and to evaluate whether the student will be an effective member of the Techcamp.

Meeting Format — 30 Minute interview with Cambridge instructor or Academic Advisor

During the interview, the student can expect:

 

  • Discussion of the student’s academic credential and relevant coding experience, as stated in the Application Form.

  • Discussion of interesting and open-ended questions relating to tech entrepreneurship.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Download our 2021 Cambridge Startup Techcamp brochure, which includes:

  • Detailed programme information

  • Syllabus Overview

  • Tuition Structure

  • Scholarship and Financial Aid

Any questions?

Schedule a meeting with our team!