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9 June, 2011 - 16:01 By News Desk

Cambridge student entrepreneur books passage to Silicon Valley

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If he was travelling any faster Cambridge University entrepreneur James Jardine would meet himself coming back!


His budding business, Qiqqa (pronounced quicker) won its second major accolade in less than 24 hours when it collected a coveted award at the Cambridge University Technology Entrepreneurs Club Technology Ventures Conference in Cambridge.

Having scooped one of the top accolades the night before in CUE’s Entrepreneurs’ Challenge, Qiqqa won £3000 from Red Gate Software and a three-month placement at Silicon Valley's Plug and Play Tech Center in CUTEC’s technology showcase.

Attendees were given the opportunity to vote from a list of 22 at the Ventures Conference. The top five were then judged by a panel of angels.

The other finalists were Hubflow, a mobile learning platform for businesses; Input Dynamics, a low cost software upgrade to make "smart phones smarter and mobiles less dumb" using virtual buttons; Nova Parking, who say they can make parking better for driver and parking space operators through a sensor that detects spaces and is also a gateway to payment and Play Mob, who create virtual games that link to real world issues.See Qiqqa’s home-brew YouTube debut. • Photograph courtesy:

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