Andrea Rinaldo, graduate of Politecnico di Milano School of Management (SOM) and 2012 Olympics swimming coach, has come in the top six for this year’s MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Awards.
The award, sponsored by accreditation body the Association of MBAs (AMBA), recognised XMetrics, Rinaldo’s innovative wearable sports technology company in the top six of entries. AMBA currently embraces 219 business schools globally.
Andrea Rinaldo, current XMetrics CEO, says: “I am delighted to have been recognised for the results achieved by XMetrics. My background as a professional swimmer and swimming coach inspired me to create an innovative, scientific device to monitor training data in order to identify areas for performance improvement. By using biomechanical sensors and sophisticated algorithms, the wearable device gives real-time audio feedback to users. Just 18 months from idea to market, the product is available in 11 countries – I am honoured to have this achievement recognised by AMBA.”
Rinaldo used his connections with PoliHub, SOM’s start-up incubator which has been ranked the world’s fifth university incubator, to get his company off the ground.
Federico Frattini, Director of the MBA & Executive MBA, says: “The Executive MBA is an intense process for our students, which encourages them to confront challenging business problems and pursue entrepreneurial ideas. By taking advantage of our excellent mentoring services and creating connections with PoliHub, a striking number of start-ups are being created every year. This is a trend that will continue to grow, and we are delighted it has helped Andrea Rinaldo to gain recognition for XMetrics.”
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