Academy Grad Joins Accelerator Company

High school friends have joined forces through The Iron Yard to address the lack of technology designed for people with learning disabilities or cognitive disorders.

Adam Kern and Ryan Poplin, both 24, have set out to fix that problem with their new startup ExcepApps, one of nine companies under development at The Iron Yard’s 13-week digital health accelerator in downtown Spartanburg.

“We’re trying to bring the special needs community into the 21st century,” Kern said. “Our big-picture goal is to build tools that not only help kids (with special needs), but also help their entire support system — their families, teachers and therapists.”

Read the full story on Go Upstate.

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