MBAs and Entrepreneurship
Andrea Rinaldo’s XMetrics a top six start-up in the world.

25 - 01 - 2017

MIP Politecnico di Milano takes centre stage at the AMBA Awards again this year with XMetrics, the start-up founded by Andrea Rinaldo and Emanuele Vazzoler, MIP Executive MBA alumni, being one of the six finalists at the AMBA Entrepreneurial Venture Awards. This international prize recognises the most creative and successful start-ups among all those generated by MBA students or past students. Andrea Rinaldo set up XMetrics while studying for an Executive MBA at MIP, and his company has been classified among the six most interesting entrepreneurial ventures in the world.

XMetrics is a wearable device designed specifically for swimmers at both amateur and professional level and records their biometric data with extreme precision, using highly advanced technology that combines biomechanical sensors and a sophisticated algorithm.

AMBA is the international association that certifies the quality standards of programmes leading to a Master in Business Administration and its members include some of the most important business schools in the world. Last year, the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano played a leading role at the Awards, with its Digital Learning Flex EMBA, selected as one of the six most innovative MBAs worldwide.

The AMBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award was presented in London during the association’s gala dinner, an annual event that brings together the upper management from the most prestigious business schools. The basic requirement for taking part is that nominees must be put forward by their business schools, which therefore have a prime role acting as incubators for talent and entrepreneurial ambition.

In a statement, Andrea Sianesi, Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano, said: “The recognition given to us by AMBA is once again a prestigious result for our school, with its on-going focus on topics in the field of entrepreneurship and close links to companies. XMetrics started out as a course project at MIP, and this highlights the importance we give to new business ideas and how keen we are to include them in our teaching programmes”.