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5 Jun 2017

App co-founded by SBE alumnus wins Big Ideas competition

Lucas Poelman, an SBE graduate, and Charlie Regis have recently become the recipients of a £10,000 prize for their start-up company, Styliff. Winners of the Big Ideas competition, the alumni are co-founders of the new health and data app.

Styliff is an insurance tech company based in London, Silicon Valley and São Paulo. The app aims to calculate health risks based on clothing size and BMI, which is an indicator of future medical claims.

The app has been used in conjunction with clients such as Lidl. Employees enter their body shape and size when ordering work uniform, resulting in lower returns. Although the Styliff company began as a fashion based business, it is now interlinked with health insurance.

The Big Ideas competition was hosted by RGAx, one of the world's largest life and health reinsurance companies, who worked in association with Cover to launch the Dragon’s Den-style competition.

The competition aimed to unlock business ideas and offer financial and entrepreneurial support to the winners. Styliff’s prize money will be used to further develop analytics, research and development of the product.

Lucas studied International Business at Loughborough until 2016 and was also a finalist in the Universities Placement Awards for his work at Styliff. Charlie graduated with a degree in Sports Science with Management in 2015. 

The alumni have also been named as ‘Founders of the Future’, a new network consisting of young entrepreneurs that aims to uncover talent and accelerate entrepreneurship.

Many congratulations to Charlie and Lucas on their recent success!