myMzone’s community project has been selected and shortlisted as a finalist for the National University Entrepreneur competition (NUE2012), an event that receives entries from entrepreneurs all over the UK.
The website has been dreamed up by two Middlesex University business students, Asaf Nahum and Ravi Jay, who aimed to create an online platform
myMzone’s online platform provides a twofold solution targeted on merchants and tourists at the same time.
Listing a product on myMzone™
With the Olympics approaching myMzone.com now has more than 60 merchants signed up with more approaching them every day. The site allows traders to sell a wide range of products seen at London’s markets from clothing and toys to beauty accessories, homeware and leather.
This week Ravi and Asaf discovered that they had been shortlisted for the National University Entrepreneur competition (NUE2012) which receives entries from student entrepreneurs all over the UK. The finals will see the pair deliver their business pitch to a judging panel and a 300 strong audience made up of business experts, entrepreneurs and university students in June. If they get through this stage, they will face a Dragons’ Den inspired British Business Embassy event during London 2012, pitching to international entrepreneurs and business people.
As Ravi Jay’s statement reports: “Such a rapid uptake from small businesses and markets traders has been encouraging for us, as the website opened to the public only in December 2011, but the engagement of registered merchants is an apt testimony to the great opportunity myMzone is offering to local communities.”
The co-founder Asaf Nahum added: “The concept behind myMzone was inspired by London 2012 Olympics. While the exposure and visibility can be leveraged to promote the local markets, the buzz generated can be translated to expand sale volumes of local merchants.”
Despite its short history, myMzone is proving popular with market traders as well as with worldwide customers and the founders are ready for the next step. In fact Ravi and Asaf are aiming to sign up all of London’s best markets in the future; and are already receiving interest from markets outside of London, including Glasgow, Jerusalem, New York etc.
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