University of Pennsylvania and New Business Incubator Upstart Select Kanda Software as Development Partner in Search for the Next Brilliant Mobile App

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The University of Pennsylvania has announced a new competition called, “AppitUP,” that will help students, faculty members, and employees bring their mobile application ideas to life by connecting participants with the software development companies and funding opportunities.

The University of Pennsylvania has announced a new competition called, “AppitUP,” that will help students, faculty members, and employees bring their mobile application ideas to life by connecting participants with the software development companies and funding opportunities.

Kanda Software, a leading software development company with extensive expertise in mobile application development will help AppitUP finalists build a working prototype of their mobile application, which they will later present to venture capital firms to seek funding.

The top 10 rated mobile app ideas will be presented in front of the VC and software development partner panel with Kanda Software represented among them. The most innovative and creative ideas will work with Kanda’s team of developers to build a prototype of the mobile application. The top 5 finalists will get a chance to turn their idea into a real business.

Explaining her reason for choosing to with Kanda, Karina Sotnik, Program Director at AppitUP said, "Ever since the conception of the AppItUP Challenge, we knew that we needed to partner with the industry leaders in app development for the program to be successful. Students are great at creating projects, but need some help in bringing them to market. We are aiming at creating successful companies and for that we need professionals who are the best in their field.”

About AppitUP:
AppItUP is a new mobile application idea challenge designed to gather the best app ideas from the Penn community and connect them with the funding and technical expertise necessary to make them a reality. AppITUP is a brainchild of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Technology Transfer and UPstart program.

About Kanda Software:

Based out of Massachusetts, Kanda Software has more than 20 years of expertise in software and mobile application development as well as quality assurance for the companies whose core competency is the software product or service itself. Partnering with Kanda allows clients to concentrate on other important aspects of the business and be certain that the software development, maintenance and quality assurance are implemented cost-efficiently and according to the client demands. In a world where software development is constantly in flux and continually being reinvented, Kanda is a solid, stable and flexible partner capable of engaging with clients on any number of levels, from point solutions to fully outsourced software product development.

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