To inspire a safer tomorrow utilizing the tools of hard work and ingenuity.
Smartphones provide access to limitless information and social media allows users to “check in” at any location and share their every thought. Yet despite these luxuries, we are devoid of technical solutions to help when an emergency arises.
After a harrowing experience on the streets of Hoboken, Christopher Coppola decided it was time for a change. He consulted with go-to tech friend and fellow alum, Ralph Mattiaccio, on how cellular technology could be used to better serve and protect the community. What if you had the power to discreetly alert the authorities in an emergency situation with just the push of a concealed button? This was the foundation upon which SHIELDtech was born.
Christopher and Ralph pitched their solution to TechLaunch in 2014 and have been hard at work ever since. The pair have established relationships with organizations and professionals alike, and are building their first personal safety product. Today, SHIELDtech has a completed prototype and looking for users and communites to beta test their solution.