Alan Yuen


Course: Wildlife Biology

Year of study: 3rd Year

College: MTU Kerry

Business name: HypoPods

Sector: Food Science

Business idea: A new innovative way for diabetics to treat hypoglycaemia in a fast and convenient manner.

Plans for September 2021: 

Moving forward with the two prototypes for both container and pod. Hopefully will lead to the creation of a Minimal Viable Product.

Student Inc. Programme Highlights: 

Being allowed into Shannon ABC to make a prototype of my pods.

Any previous entrepreneurship experience before you joined Student Inc.? 

I tried to set up a vending machine business and had meetings with advisors from Enterprise Ireland but the business didn’t have the capital required.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to Student Inc.?  

The opportunity to get the help required for your business is always there with student inc if you are eager enough to ask and pursue it.

What was your greatest learning from the programme?  

Networking is vital in helping start a business and that people within the Student Inc. community are happy to help you themselves in any way or they can by connect you with someone they know that can help.