Published: 10 August 2017

Surrey app start-up adds up to success

Surrey Business School students Vova, Slavik and Nurasyl presented their start-up app company, Felix Math, at the 2017 Dublin Tech Summit.

At the University of Surrey, we’re proud of our support for student-run businesses and our investment in student ventures. We’re part of the SETsquared Partnership, which was named the best high-tech start-up incubator in the world by global incubator specialist UBI Global in 2015. SETsquared invests in high technology start-ups, especially those from our own students.

In April 2017, Surrey Business School students Vova, Slavik and Nurasyl presented their start-up app company, Felix Math, at the 2017 Dublin Tech Summit. Supported by funds from the University of Surrey through the SETsquared Partnership, Felix Math is an innovative app that can take a photograph of any mathematical problem and generate an instant result, along with an explanation of the theory behind the problem. Felix Math takes advantage of recent advances in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and computer vision to provide a service useful to students, researchers, and more.

Vova, Slavik and Nurasyl’s app was of such high quality it was selected by the Dublin Tech Summit board as one of the top 100 start-ups, meaning the group would present their app in front of a professional jury. Vova, Slavik and Nurasyl said: “We then gradually progressed into the top 50 and finally top 10. Although we didn’t make the cut into the top three, which was a shame, but given the fact that we’d lost quite a lot of points due to our youth and inexperience (the average age in the team that won was roughly 50+), it was still a great achievement and proof that Surrey Business School is a great place to nurture the next batch of world-class entrepreneurs!”

"Thank you so much to Surrey Business School for the opportunity to be there! It was really amazing."

The Surrey Business School gave Vova, Slavik and Nurasyl the grounding to launch their business. The group said: “We believe that we found new horizons to look up to and hope to disrupt the educational market very soon!”

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