'Squeazy Eazy' selected for DCU UStart programme

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'Squeazy Eazy' selected for DCU UStart programme
By fiona Heavey fiona.heavey@leitrimobserver.ie @LeitrimToday

A game created by a Manorhamilton student which puts the fun into learning about science has been selected for the prestigious DCU Ryan Academy UStart Student Accelerator programme.

Squeazy Eazy Science, founded by Matthew Hewston, a former pupil of St. Clare’s Comprehensive School is all about putting the fun into science and helping people to learn about it through game based challenges.

Matthew, who is a first year Marketing, Innovation and Technology student at DCU came up with the idea during his time at St.Clare’s when he found a science demonstration during a science class and reinvented it into a fun, game based challenge called the Squeazy Eazy.

Speaking about Squeazy Eazy, Matthew explained, “Squeazy Eazy Science is an educational toy company which is all about making science fun and easy.

“ In 2012, we found this science demonstration at the back of a classroom and took that and came up with a fun, addictive challenge to help people learn about science.”

Squeazy Eazy has enjoyed incredible success to date, appearing in numerous student business competitions and RTÉ Dragon’s Den.

The product is now stocked in stores across Ireland and the UK. The comapny also had an app designed.

Squeazy Eazy is among ten companies on the UStart Student Accelerator Programme, with start-ups across the technology, food, science and the digital sector availing of strategic mentoring and business expertise.

The programme runs from May 25 to October 5 .