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App-solute Entrepreneurs: Penn students hack for 48 hours and need your vote!

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It amazes me what sort of talent is coming out of Penn.  And I’m talking about the students that are actually still at Penn.

After the jump, learn more about some very innovative apps that were built in 48 hours(!) focused around the theme of “serendipity” …and submit your vote for the final award! (ends tomorrow, Sunday, 12:59 am EST)

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Grand prize winning app: MEEPME

Last weekend, ambitious Penn undergrad entrepreneurs came together to build mobile applications in the second semi-annual PennApps Hackathon sponsored by Google, Microsoft, Comcast Interactive Media, Andreessen Horowitz and First Round Capital.

After attending seminars on iPhone, Android, and SMS development, students formed groups and started coding for 48 straight hours.

And what could be more serendipitous than an app centered around anonymous flirting application for bars (I’m sure it would be great for THIS bar)?!   Just ask the winning team MEEPME, comprised of Matt Newberg (W’11), Sam Oldak (ENG ‘11), Fred Wang (W’13), and Vincent Sanchez-Gomez (C’13).  …And as you may recall from this DT, Penn folks love to create all sorts of dating sites.

A full list of the winners is below:

There’s one more award left, the Student Choice Award, sponsored by First Round Capital. Voting is open to anyone with a Facebook account registered on a college network.

Check out the full list of awesome apps and vote HERE for your favorite! (ends tomorrow, Sunday, 12:59 am EST)

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