By Courtney Duggan • September 17 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pinch! Named “Best New Innovation” by Boston’s college students
BOSTON, MA (September, 2015) –. CollegeFest, a one day lifestyle event that welcomes college students from across New England back to school, celebrated its 30th anniversary on September 12, 2015 at Fenway Park. The event encourages students to get out and explore Boston and meet new people, drawing approximately 10,000 college students to the park.
This year CollegeFest introduced College-Tech-Fest, a technology competition within CollegeFest where Boston’s students voted on the best new technology or app. General Assembly presented College-Tech-Fest, where up and coming companies put their best foot forward to the tech savvy student crowd.
Students voted and Pinch! emerged as the winner. Pinch! is an app used to crowd-source those nearby for help with anything – anytime, anywhere.
"We’re so thrilled to be chosen Best of College-Fest-Tech,” says Christian Na, CEO of Pinch! “We thank everyone who stopped by and voted for us. Being part of CollegeFest was an amazing experience, and it was awesome to share Pinch! with so many students who are now using the app to empower a new helping economy by connecting and helping each other. To celebrate, anyone who attended College Fest can use the referral code “Fest15” through the end of this week to receive 500 Pinch Points!”
The runner up was Beam, a real time location sharing app that allows users to privately share their locations.
General Assembly was excited to support these emerging tech companies at College-Tech-Fest. "We had so much fun supporting College Tech Fest and the amazing line-up of consumer-facing tech companies that were competing! It was a unique opportunity to connect with so many of the college students and startups who energize the city and our community at General Assembly!"
CollegeFest is in its 30th year and is owned and operated by The Campus Agency, Inc. CollegeFest is a lifestyle event that brings together influential college students, established and emerging brands and live performances to create student centric events. Students get a chance to explore their cities and meet new people. Brands and business get direct access to the next generation of major consumers. The event is tied together with the energy and excitement of live music and other performances creating the ultimate experience for college students.
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