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SPU Team SafeCase Wins 1st Place in the College Track at the 2016 SVP Fast Pitch 

SafeCase team photo 1Congratulations 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:

SafeCase 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.

[ Center for Applied Learning at SPU ]