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Startup Weekend features hackathon to develop apps for the disabled

Startup Weekend features hackathon to develop apps for the disabled

As seen on WRAL TechWire…

Developers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and more are gathering in Durham this weekend for Triangle Startup Weekend: Trailblazers.

A highlight is a hackathon devoted to developing apps for the disabled. $100,000 in prize money is at stake at a national challenge in July.

“We’re doing something pretty cool with AT&T around assisted mobile technology for people with disabilities,” says Adam Klein, chief strategist for the American Underground, which is hosting the TSW event at its AU at Main offices in Durham. “I think it’s going to make for a unique hackathon with teams venturing into new territory and designing interesting concept and products.

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