On Friday January 20th, U-Violet won the grand prize at the Startup Tech Event 2017, hosted by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The startup is developing the U-Sun, a smart wristband that warns users whey they are in danger of getting sunburnt, effectively eliminating the dangerous risks of unprotected sunbathing. So you can sunbathe without worrying about getting skin cancer. With their idea, the startup unanimously convinced the jury of their business, scale-up and product potential.
The Startup Tech Event marks the end of a special minor program of the AUAS where students are challenged to develop their entrepreneurial qualities and bring to market a innovative technological product. Unfortunately, not all of the participating startups lived up to that promise, as we wrote earlier.