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Groupknit, Detroit-Based Start-Up Incubated by Altair, Launches Free iOS and Android Applications

Application collects, curates, and presents great things happening citywide TROY, Mich., October 10, 2016 – Groupknit, a start-up company incubated by Altair, has launched its free iOS and Android apps to help people find the best restaurants and events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Users can seamlessly and intuitively explore local happenings using the Groupknit app, which is powered by intelligent curation based on a proprietary algorithmic rating system and direct local knowledge.

“As natives of the Metro Detroit area, the Groupknit team is incredibly excited to launch the app in our own backyard,” said Groupknit co-founder Christian Buckner. “Our early adopters have had extremely positive experiences using Groupknit, which has helped them to rediscover the area by attending events and dining at restaurants that they otherwise wouldn’t have found.”

“In addition to our website, having Groupknit available as both iOS and Android apps will enable a tremendous number of people to take advantage of the great things our region has to offer,” said Buckner.

While Groupknit has focused solely on Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to-date, the company plans to expand its reach in 2017 to several other high-potential markets. Detroit was chosen as the initial location based on the amount of new development occurring within the city and the impressive comeback path that has emerged from a nascent movement to a nationally-recognized success story. “There has never been a better time to go out and experience the best of our region,” said Buckner, a native of Metro Detroit.

James R. Scapa, Altair’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, notes that, “Altair has always been a place with a strong culture of innovation. We are pleased to have provided seed funding for this new venture along with incubating it at our headquarters and offering technical expertise and business guidance.”

Visit Google Play and the iOS App Store to download Groupknit at no cost and begin exploring great things to do in a great city.

About Altair
Founded in 1985, Altair is focused on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA with more than 45 offices throughout 20 countries, and serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please www.altair.com.

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