Introducing Graduate startup SwiftSounds
by: obh editor
Ken Onyia has just graduated from Leeds Met's Computing Course and he's taking his project idea forward as a coworker at Old Broadcasting House. Over a coffee we put some questions to Ken to find out about what he's working on.
Ken: Currently, I am working on a context-aware web-based application that functions as an interactive online music player, called SwiftSounds. The system is designed for use in public places equipped with television screens, such as pubs and waiting rooms. Users control the system through their smartphones and the main aim is for SwiftSounds to function as a modern day jukebox that offers a visual interface.
Q: What are your plans now you've finished your course?
Ken : I want to continue the development of SwiftSounds and try to take my idea further. The system is highly usable at the moment but a lot more work needs to be done in order for it to become marketable in every respect. My plan is to work towards this direction and enter the market with an innovative product.
Q: Where would you like to be in a year?
Ken : As a new entrepreneur, I tend to aim high. Even though I am always positive about the future, I like setting realistic goals and progressing step by step. My hope for the near future is to make SwiftSounds a successful business in a year's time.
Q: Do you think coworking can help?
Ken : I believe that coworking is a great opportunity for people who work in similar fields to benefit from their interaction with each other. Coworking promotes the direct exchange of ideas and advice and offers co-workers the opportunity to support each other actively.
We've recently had a number of startups join Old Broadcasting House so welcome to Ken, and good luck with SwiftSounds.