KodyPay app launched
Management School student Yoyo Chang's mobile payment system is attracting interest from retailers and investors.
KodyPay is a mobile payment application that allows users to pay for goods via their mobile phone, making it a quick and easy process. The app, launched by second year student, Yoyo Chang, is being trialed at Nisa supermarkets on campus.
Yoyo, 19, says the platform will save shoppers time, money and ultimately reduce environmental impact by reducing the need for hardware. The app has attracted interest from a food retailer and a technology company with discussions ongoing about a potential partnership.
Santander Universities recognised KodyPay as one of the top 150 university start-ups and shortlisted the project for an entrepreneurship award.
Yoyo said: “I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the help and support of a lot of people, including the Enterprise team here at York, staff at the University’s Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA), and Research and Enterprise.
"They really have been fantastic and have helped me turn my dream into a reality.”
The vision for KodyPay is to remove waste and complexity from the payment industry, resulting in lower fees, reduced use of materials and a positive impact on the planet.