PeerLearn Wins AngelHack in Austin

5822000761-1In a post on Startup Digest, Damon Clinkscales, organizer of AngelHack Austin, announced PeerLearn, a peer-to-peer learning platform accessible via the Web or a mobile phone, won the weekend hacking competition.
At the first AngelHack held at Mass Relevance’s headquarters in downtown Austin, teams and individuals started working on projects at 9 a.m. on Saturday and continued until Sunday afternoon.
They produced a “wide variety of hacks, focused on mobile, web and even some hardware solutions,” according to Clinkscales.
“While around 25 projects were submitted since the hackathon began on Saturday, the projects were narrowed down to an overall winner and a runner-up,” Clinkscales wrote. “The participants had a lot of fun and were extremely focused and determined to create something awesome this weekend. It was inspiring to be around such dedication and creativity.”
As the winner, PeerLearn will get free local mentoring and a trip to San Francisco to attend TechCrunch Disrupt. The second place finisher was Starbox, a photobooth for retailers that uses a Kinect tracking device.
The judges for the event included Jason Seats with TechStars Austin, Gordon Daugherty with Capital Factory Accelerator, Josh Kerr, CEO of Written, Sam Decker, CEO and Founder of Mass Relevance and Chris Dunn, Central Texas Angel Network investor and Founder of Emini Academy.

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