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Four students were awarded both the jury prize and the public’s prize during the Demo Day on 2 February. This event marked the conclusion of the minor in Entrepreneurship where eight start-ups pitched their business model.


Bhupinder Singh (21, Science, Business & Innovation, VU University Amsterdam), Wouter Mijnhart (21, Computing Science), Maurits Knoop (20, Business Studies) and Romy Klein Essink (22, Clinical Psychology) developed the app HurryQ. This app allows users to digitally hold a place in a queue.

Singh: “For example, you purchase a museum ticket using the app, and instead of waiting in a queue for a couple of hours, you can spend your time doing something else. The code on your smartphone is then scanned and you simply walk in.

Following a successful pilot with the Van Gogh museum, other major museums in Amsterdam are lining up to start using this app.