Akron entrepreneur hopes to turn hackathon experience into startup success

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Pat Grospiron.

This spring, Steven Gates helped organize HAkron, the weekend long hackathon hosted at the Bit Factory for students. Gates has built quite a reputation as a hackathon warrior. A Hungarian immigrant who came to the U.S. when he was just 3 years old, he grew up in Stow and attended his first hackathon when he was a senior in high school, tagging along with his older brother. Now a senior at the University of Akron, Gates is up to 12 hackathons (four in the past semester alone).

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Originally published June 12, 2017.

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