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Columbia/Wharton startup “Sportaneous” wins White House “Champions of Change” Award

Omar Haroun, MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, and Aaron Royston, MBA candidate at the Wharton School, and their startup Sportaneous were named “Champions of Change” by the White House this week.

According to its founders Omar and Aaron Royston Sportaneous is a mobile app that,

“…makes it easy for busy people to get physically active by harnessing location-based technology to facilitate ‘pick-up’ sports games and group fitness activities.  Through the Sportaneous mobile app and website, a person can quickly view all group sports games and activities that have been proposed at nearby public facilities.”

“Champions of Change” is a weekly initiative by the White House to highlight innovative solutions that make impacts on communities. By lifting up companies like Sportaneous, It seems it’s part of Obama’s agenda to get America competitive again (no pun intended).

See Omar and Aaron’s post to the “Champions of Change” blog here.

Check out the Sportaneous website, or download to your iPhone.



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