Metropolia’s students’ MOBILE.QUEUE start-up company has won the Hyundai Brilliant Young Entrepreneur award and 15 000 euros for the best business growth potential.
NY Start Up -program’s most potential start-up companies were announced on 8.5. at Yritystä Stadiin -event in Helsinki. NY Start Up -program offers university students the opportunity to practice entrepreneurship already during studies.
MOBILE.QUEUE’s concept is a queuing application, the aim of which is to reduce the waiting times at customer service points. The virtual queue number can be obtained even at home.
The jury praised the MOBILE.QUEUE team for sales experience, expertise and positive attitude. The application is a tangible, ready to use solution, which has a market.
MOBILE.QUEUE’s members are business and engineering students from Metropolia; Kätlin Jurs and Minja Smura study in the European Management degree program, Jisa Greus in the Business Administration program and Hai Sun and Shi Zhen in the Information and Communication Technology degree program.
The students met at a multidisciplinary elective course called StartUP Challenge held by Metropolia Business School, where they began to work on their business idea. About winning the award they say:
- It feels absolutely fantastic! Our idea has finally been recognized, and now we are even more convinced that we are most certainly moving in the right direction. With such a big prize we feel even more motivated and committed to our business idea. However, we feel that this recognition comes with further responsibilities. We are going to invest the prize money into our product and business development. These resources will give us all the capital we need to bring our product to the market as quickly as possible.
MOBILE.QUEUE achieved success already in March, at the first Finnish Business Model Competition, in which the company reached the second place, as well as was the audience’s favorite.