SPU Team SafeCase
Wins 1st Place in the College Track at the 2016 SVP Fast Pitch
to SPU’s SafeCase!
SafeCase, a student team from Seattle
Pacific University, won the
Social Venture Partners Seattle Fast Pitch College Track
on October 25th at McCaw Hall. The team, comprised of
sophomores Annie Roethe, Paige Shivel, Luke Postma, Lindsey
Stover, and Garrhett Petrea, had previously earned an honorable
mention at the
SPU Social Venture Plan Competition.
SafeCase seeks to empower women by providing easily accessible
date rape protection in the form of a phone case, allowing
discreet and cost-efficient everyday protection.
Originating as an end-of-term project
from an introductory Business class when the team members were freshmen,
SafeCase benefitted by working with SPU’s new
Innovation Lab, a program whose mission is
to foster entrepreneurial and innovative thinking
to address important social and business issues.
The SafeCase win marks two consecutive years that teams from SPU have won the College Track at the SVP
Seattle Fast Pitch competition, with
TK Threads winning last year.
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From the 2016 SPU
Social Venture Plan Competition:
proposed to sell a smart phone case that would have a
hidden panel that, when touched by a liquid, would
detect the presence or absence of date rape drugs in
drinks. Safe Case was written and presented by Luke
Postma, Delaney Robinson, Annie Roethe, Paige Shivel and
Lindsey Stover, all first-year Business majors.
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