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Great Idea: BandRunner App

Imagine a competitive running IOS/Android app that allows two or more users to connect their smartphones and compete with one another in real-time. MEM student Qurat Rafiq and three Dartmouth computer science grad students created the app, which won second place in the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network’s Pitch competition in November. “The idea of BandRunner started with HackDartmouth II, in which our team won the first prize as well as the sponsor prize by Microsoft for using their product, the Microsoft Band,” says Rafiq. The running app may have legs. “The team will definitely take it forward and are in talks with Microsoft, who is very interested to see it in the app store some day and succeed,” she says.

Competitive Running App
Image courtesy of BandRunner group.

Categories: The Great Hall, Great Idea

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