Two Startup Weekend kids answer the question: "Could an app have saved Trayvon Martin?"

03/03/2014 | By laurensauser

This post originally appeared on blog.up.co


Could an app have saved Trayvon Martin? Dylan Lang, 10, and Yah Ella Willams-Riley, 8, worked on one of fourteen teams answering that question at the Black Male Achievement Startup Weekend in Oakland earlier this month.

Their app, Help Circle, lets you contact the police anonymously. Dylan and Yah-Ella's team pitched to a panel of entrepreneurs and won new tablets. "She's been coding ever since," said Ella's mom, Iman Saint Jean.

Check out what they learned at Startup Weekend in the video below!


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