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TSW: Trailblazers moving at Bullspeed!

TSW: Trailblazers moving at Bullspeed!

Nine teams, 54 hours, 50 startup junkies from all backgrounds…and unlimited Bull City CiderWorks + MATI (together!)…Welcome to Startup Weekend!

Entrepreneurs from around the Triangle and region gather here at the American Underground @Main to execute on nine different ideas throughout the weekend. Stakes are high to come up with the best idea, too.  AT&T is in the house as a sponsor to bring awareness to the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  They are watching for the best ideas and at their national competition in July will award $100,000 to the team that comes up with the best app to enhance the lives of people with disabilities.

The theme is open–all ideas and topics are welcomed, making for a diverse and impressive  array of ideas. Some of the teams include:

Kinder walk: An app that serves as an auditory guide within buildings for the visually impaired.  The app will utilize GPS to navigate throughout buildings.  The team has eight members, one coming all the way from Greenville, SC to partake in the weekend fun.

The Blank App Team: An app to make web experiences more accessible to people who are visually impaired by using technology that will translate visuals with sound.

Multithreaded: A platform to connect new talent and people looking for career direction with local resources and tools to achieve their goals and meet the needs of their community.

We can’t wait to see what comes from all the brainpower that’s in the room today (with the help of MATI & BullCity Cider)! Bullspeedahead!

 

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