The UoL Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC) start-up project named Yummystan won against 58 start-ups that were presented in the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Global Start-Up Weekend 2018 held from March 2nd to 4th, 2018. The competitive event in which young entrepreneurs from several domains presented business ideas before a panel of judges, started with an idea pitching session in which an entrepreneur had to convey his/her project idea in 60 seconds. After the first knock-out round, the panel of judges shortlisted 20 start-ups out of 58 whose originators were given 54 hours to enhance their ideas under the guidance of mentors from various fields. After the given time, ideas were presented and the judges evaluated the ideas and selected the top 3 start-ups. Yummystan, the currently working start-up of IIC emerged as the best out of 58.
Yummystan is a food delivery mobile application that can enable the user to place his or her food order online with a few clicks or presses. Using smartphones powered by Android, the user downloads the App, logs in and selects the food items of the favorite restaurant and the nearby ride partner delivers the food within the shortest time possible. By typing in the location, all the restaurants in the area are displayed for the user to select. Yummystan aims at saving people’s time spent in and going to restaurants.
The core team of Yummystan consists of Mr. Ahsan Irfan, Mr. Hammad Hassan, and Ms. Ambreen Jabeen Shah, the IIC in-charge. Prior to the competition, Mr. Faheem, Mr. Muhammad Musab Mumtaz, and Ms. Akasha Yaqoob also had a contribution about the idea. IIC fronted two teams and the achievement is considered an effort of teamwork.