Motion Metrics wins prestigious award

Motion Metrics wins prestigious award

A trio of student entrepreneurs from Imperial College London have been named as some of the UK’s most entrepreneurial students by Santander.

Jamie Grant, Pruthvikar Reddy and Bo Xuan Hon have scooped the ‘Technology and Mobile Applications Startup of the Year’ award for their tech startup Motion Metrics.

Motion Metrics’ first invention was CARV, an award-winning device that helps skiers to track and monitor their performance.

The device connects wirelessly to a smartphone, providing information and analysis ranging from simple, actionable feedback for casual skiers to detailed metrics and analysis for advanced and professional users.

The idea started back in 2012 when, during his PhD at Imperial, keen skier Jamie began to develop an app to track skiing performance.

“The idea was for an app to show stats and data as you ski using the motion sensor on your phone.” Jamie adds, “I worked on it myself, launching it for Android in 2013.”

Three years down the line, the company has since raised over £200,000 in funding and has scooped a number of awards, including its most recent accolade from Santander.

Speaking on the award win, Jamie said: “It’s incredible to win these awards and it will make a huge kick-start to the business.”

The awards recognise and reward student entrepreneurs from across the UK for their innovative, creative and forward thinking business ideas.

As well as the award win, Motion Metrics was also one of two companies to be handed a £15,000 cash prize to continue growing the business.

The winning projects included:

 

Important day-to-day Products and Services

Winner for Start-up: UniGreenScheme – University of Birmingham 

Runner-up for Start-up: Power a life – University of Strathclyde

Winner Idea Stage: AllDay Designs – University of Strathclyde

Runner-Up Idea Stage: Staels Design Ltd – University of Glasgow

 

Technology and Mobile Applications

Winner for Start-up: Motion Metrics – Imperial College London

Runner-up for Start-up: Hoxton Analytics – University College London

Winner Idea Stage: Yonder –London School of Economics

Runner-Up Idea Stage: MeeTwo – Birkbeck, University of London

 

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