Internship Project
Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

Feniska – Software Development

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Research Service Centre - SZF
Subject Area
Information Technology, Web Development, Computer Science
Position filled
Project Supervisor(s)
Sonita Soth
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (at least 2nd year)
Graduate students
PhD students
Further Information
Project Type
Project Content
Feniska is a pet tech startup which designs smart pet furniture. Our mission is to enable pet owners around the world to make sure that their pets are healthy. Feniska offers digital health products (like smart food bowls or smart sleeping baskets) for pet owners, to monitor the health of their pets in an app. For example: We track data like the weight or sleeping behavior of the pet by using sensors in the sleeping basket for giving information to the owner.
We just recently finished developing our first product which is the Smart Base. The Base can be used to track the weight and the resting time of the pet. Furthermore, the data will show the pet owner the biological behavior pattern of the pet. The Smart Base can be placed underneath a pet bed, a cat toilet, or any other favorite sleeping/interaction spot of the pet.

We are three founders having knowledge in electrical engineering, computer studies, economics and marketing by studying economic informatics, economic engineering and / or marketing. Right now we are in the early stage of our business. We allocated our roles in product development, marketing, business strategy and financing (like pitches or other competitions) for now. We set responsibilities for each scope but we discuss the most important courses of action as a team.
Tasks for Interns
  • Depending on your preferences and your skills you will either work on app development (Web development, IOS and Android) or on the Feniska Analysis Platform.
  • Analyzing requirements and translating them into technical solutions.
Academic Level
Advanced undergraduate students (at least 2nd year)
Graduate students
PhD students
  • Experience in full stack engineering or building web apps using state-of-the-art frameworks (React, Angular);
  • Experience with modern JavaScript;
  • Experience with Node.js;
  • Working knowledge of (RESTful) APIs;
  • Knowledge in relational databases and SQL;
  • You are passionate about UI/UX.
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