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qLegal Participates in Cambridge Wireless DS14


qLegal, Queen Mary University of London's free legal advice service for tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs, attended the Cambridge Wireless and SETsquared Discovering Start-Ups Competition (DS14) on 22 October 2014. Start-ups captivated the world-class panel of judges, which included John Cummins, Industry Fellow, Queen Mary University of London, with their disruptive technologies and innovations. The winners of the DS14 Competition were:

  • Dr Gerard Vidal of Enigmedia: Real-time, tailor-made data encryption solutions that claim to be 90 percent more efficient than existing technologies.
  • Kevin A Auton of Aseptika (Activ8rlives): An integrated suite of self-monitoring and self-management healthcare devices and services focused on respiratory diseases.
  • Rob Symes of The Outside View: Predictive analytics that harnesses data to solve business problems using complex algorithms and machine learning.
  • Benedikt von Thüngen of Speechmatics: Cloud-based speech recognition technology for audio-to-text with a high degree of accuracy, easy-to-use interface and simple pay-as-you-go system.
  • Gerlinde Gniewosz of KO-SU: A mobile learning platform for schools and teachers to create and deliver interactive mobile learning activities for students, parents and wider community.

John Cummins, Judge at DS14 said “the sophistication of the start-ups that applied for DS14 was extremely high and made the judging process difficult. There are some very exciting startups in the pipeline, watch this space!”

The Queen Mary University of London Legal Advice Centre (LAC) provides a free, accessible, client centred advice service to the public. We act as a first-tier advice agency: providing preliminary advice on the strength of the client’s case, the processes that need to be followed, and an explanation of complex legal issues. Clients come to the advice centre from a wide variety of backgrounds and present a wide range of legal issues. The qLegal Clinic provides legal advice to technology start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Cambridge Wireless brings together nearly 400 hi-tech companies across the globe that develop products and applications based on a myriad of technologies including wireless, mobile, networks, internet semiconductor and advanced software. CW connects those companies and stimulates collaborative innovation through a range of thought-provoking high-profile networking events.



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