Friday, February 05, 2016

Student invents app for university gyms

Rachel Koretsky (pictured) is not only a gym rat, and American Univ student, but also a tech startup mogul. She invented the phone app upace.

The app allows students to click and find out how crowded the gym is, plan their times, and sign up for classes.

She told the website DC Inno she is adding new features all the time.

She developed upace through the AU Entrepreneurship Incubator. AU also served as the pilot for the project.

More schools will be added in 2016. A couple more offer it now.

Has her age and gender been a factor? Age cuts both ways--university decision-makers know she understands the problem, but on the other hand, it may make her seem like a student and not deadly serious.

Still, she is marching on. I mean, "working it out."

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