The prize is given by the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), a British Government agency that aims to encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.
Italian excellence and investment in the UK will be celebrated today, 23 January 2014, at 7pm, at Borsa Italiana, Palazzo Mezzanotte, Milan.
Thanks to this prize, Qurami will be hosted by one of the SETSquared Partnership’s UK incubators for six months. During this time the startup will have access to mentoring services as well as two training sessions with London law firm Gregory Rowcliffe Milners. It may also take part in at least one of the Intesa Sanpaolo Start-up Initiative International Roadshows for the relevant technology.
Born in the summer of 2010 from an idea of its current CEO, Roberto Macina, then majoring in computer engineering at the University Roma Tre, Qurami has been developed by a young and talended team. The project was officially presented for the first time at the “Startup Weekend” in Rome in October 2010, immediately gaining interest among the public, companies and institutions.
The virtual queue management product is the first in a series of products based on the premise of time saving. Qurami plans to enter the time saving market with other innovative solutions. Acctually housed at the LUISSENLABS incubator, Qurami has already raised funding from a venture capital firm and has partnered with ticketing machines manufacturers. The first partnerships and the positive response of the public and institutions gave visibility to the company, which was selected among the 40 best Italian start-ups at the “TechCrunch Italy” event.