Double success for Dundee business concepts

Published on 4 December 2023

Two businesses born with University of Dundee input have celebrated success at a major Scottish awards ceremony.

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Hubble Bubble, which utilises AI to match international students with UK universities, and Eye to the Future, which develops software for the optical health sector, have both received significant cash injections with prizes at the Scottish EDGE Awards.

The companies will each receive £70,000 to assist with their development following Thursday’s ceremony in Glasgow.

Developed in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, Eye to the Future has been supported by Dundee’s Research and Innovation Services throughout its journey. From its initial spinout, the University has helped introduce the company to investors and provide assistance throughout its development.

Hubble Bubble, meanwhile, has grown having been supported by the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship. Its founder, Jevin Zac, a graduate of Dundee’s School of Business, won the Centre’s annual Venture competition for startups in 2022 with an idea of pairing students from India with suitable UK universities based on personal details and suitability, moving away from agencies that charge commission. That idea has subsequently evolved into Hubble Bubble.

Brian McNicoll, Head of Entrepreneurship at the University, said, “These successes on a national stage again emphasises our commitment to developing and supporting Scotland’s next generation of business leaders.

“The University has worked hard to develop a national reputation for nurturing startups and spinouts and these successes are further evidence that there are few better places than Dundee to begin a new business venture.”

Earlier this year, the University was named the UK’s best for supporting spinout businesses, according to industry-leading analysis from Octopus Ventures.


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