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Purdue-based startup’s apps considered for national award


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Two apps developed by a Purdue-based startup are being considered as finalists for a prestigious national award.

SPEAK MODalities is the startup responsible for developing the apps. Its two apps – SPEAK-all and SPEAK-more – are finalists for the R&D 100 Award.

The apps help children with Autism learn to communicate. They have already assisted about 35,000 people across five continents.

Oliver Wendt, a co-fouder of SPEAK MODalities, says he hopes the finals will give the apps more exposure and allow them to help more people.

“This is truly amazing, and it’s just a wonderful experience that you can move your innovation from the research lab to the market place and make a change in so many people’s lives,” Wendt said.

The finals will take place Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.

SPEAK MODalities will be joined by two other Purdue-affiliated startups competing in the finals.

The winners will be published in the R&D 100 Magazine.


SPEAK MODalities is dedicated to providing the best evidence backed software solutions for developing language skills in children with autism and delays in speech development.


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