Stu­dent IT firm grow­ing

Grocott's Mail - - ECONOMIX - By KUDZAI MAT­SIKA

Gra­ham­stown has seen the rise of a stu­dent owned com­pany BlurTech. This is a tech­nol­ogy ser­vice com­pany that deals in soft­ware de­vel­op­ment, web de­vel­op­ment and mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion de­vel­op­ment.

This small firm was formed last year and al­ready has a strong rep­u­ta­tion in the com­mu­nity. It com­prises com­puter sci­ence fi­nal-year stu­dents and a few first-year stu­dents who are em­ployed as writ­ers and ed­i­tors.

Among its ac­com­plish­ments, BlurTech has had over the past few months in­stalled WiFi in a few homes around town as well as the well­known Grand Res in High Street. It has a par­tic­i­pated in the cre­ation of URide, a trans­port app avail­able on PlayS­tore.

This has at­tracted sev­eral well es­tab­lished firms to part­ner with them. Small prof­its are en­abling this group of stu­dents to earn some pocket money and also de­velop their com­pany.

Josh Mu­vumba, CEO of BlurTech, said, “We are do­ing very well at the mo­ment. How­ever, we are fac­ing stiff com­pe­ti­tion from well es­tab­lished com­pa­nies in town. With time and the pro­vi­sion of ad­e­quate re­sources, we will be able to com­pete with them.”

BlurTech has re­cently formed a sub­sidiary in the health line, with a gym that of­fers var­i­ous fit­ness regimes. Sev­eral mem­bers have joined and per­sonal train­ers were re­cently added to the ex­ist­ing team.

“We aim to grow big­ger. We ac­tu­ally want to be in­ter­na­tional,” said man­ager Valen­tine Mthembu.

Photo: Supplied

The BlurTech team hard at work.

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