Aemal Sayer, Web Science student at the University of Koblenz-Landau, won first prize at the Startup Weekend Koblenz. The goal of the event was to within three days gather a team and develop a business concept together. In the end, a Jury of five selected the best ideas.
Aemal Sayers start-up „Help-me“ is an online platform where university students help elders to solve their computer related problems via screen sharing and voice chat. He got the idea by helping his parents who live in the US with their computer related issues online. He and his team will now move into an office at the technology centre Koblenz and start with the development and implementation of the product. Regardless of his entrepreneurial ambition, Aemal Sayer still aims to finish is Web Science course. After all, it helped him to expand his expertise in programming and entrepreneurship which is now required for his start-up: “I highly recommend all the students having a passion of understanding how the web, society and economics works together to join the program”, he addresses prospective students of the web science programme. The interdisciplinary scope of the course would make it so flexible that students could become both researchers and successful entrepreneurs.
Institute WeST is very happy about Aemal Sayer’s success and wishes him and his team all the best for the future. More information about the Startup Weekend Koblenz can be found at http://www.startup-koblenz.de. Details about the Web Science programme at the University of Koblenz-Landau can be found at http://west.uni-koblenz.de/en/mws.