protechtCo-Founders: Madison Eddings & Ben Eisdorfer

Site: Pro(tech)t

The Lowdown: Created wearable technology to prevent sexual assault on college campuses

Awesomeness: 3rd place in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Developed by students at UNC Asheville, PRO(TECH)T’s flagship product, iuvo, prevents sexual assault on college campuses through wearable tech. With the push of a button, iuvo sends an emergency signal and the wearer’s precise, real-time GPS location to campus police. The cell phone-independent technology means users can call for help without utilizing a mobile app, saving time in a critical moment.

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