After this IDE course I started the company Aryzon, with four friends. We launched the world's first cardboard of Augmented Reality headsets and are now a fast growing business.Leon Schipper

Hi! I’m Leon Schipper and master student Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente. During my Master’s degree I’ve been mainly focussing on sustainability and sustainable energy sources.

For the entire world the availability of sustainable energy sources is most important to preserve a bit of the world as we know it today for future generations. During both my Bachelor degree as Master degree my entrepreneurial drive was more and more stimulated as well. As such I’ve been the president of the largest relay race in the world, which will always remain an everlasting memory and valuable experience.

At the end of my Master I followed a master course about designing business models, valuable basic information when you want to start a business or need to propose a business plan as manager being. After this course I started the company Aryzon, together with four friends. We launched the world's first cardboard of Augmented Reality headsets and are now a fast growing business. We launched our product via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, giving us global coverage of our product in media. It all went very quickly; being 100% funded within 24 hours and after the campaign period of 35 days, we were funded over the 400%, which is more than 100.000 euro!

Augmented Reality gives another dimension to the world as we see. It is useful in a growing number of applications, ranging from educational to more serious medical applications.

Whereas other headsets costs hundreds of euros, including many sensors, Aryzon is filling the gap between low-cost and high-end by offering an affordable headset using the power of the technology you already own; your smartphone. As management we all five are master student Industrial Design Engineering, with different Bachelor degrees. The knowledge you gain in the master, and bachelor, is valuable knowledge we use every day within our business development, but also in consulting companies about using Augmented Reality. To conclude, the University of Twente is indeed THE Entrepreneurial University!

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