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October 29, 2014 (Boulder, Colo.) – Jacqueline Ros, the founder and CEO of Revolar, pitched her personal security tech startup at CU Boulder New Venture Challenge 7 Pitch Night and beat out 38 other competitors for the top prize.
In under 60 seconds, Ros pitched judge and former CEO of SendGrid, Jim Franklin. The Revolar device is a wearable tech product that hides underneath the users clothing and allows them to quickly and discretely call for help in the event of an attack or medical emergency. The device contains Aros Technology that, when activated with a push of a button, sends an emergency alert message, via the Revolar mobile app, to the users pre-determined set of contacts with a GPS location link.
Ros emphasized that the Revolar Personal Safety Device is less than half the size of competitive products and holds strong IP for their patent pending Aros Technology. Currently Revolar has a working prototype and is taking orders on their website.
Ros started Revolar 18 months ago because her little sister was attacked twice before the age of 17. After both of her sister’s attacks, Ros found herself wishing her sister had been able to press a “magic button” to call for help. That’s when she decided to create her own “magic button” and that’s how Revolar was born.
"We are thrilled we had the opportunity to pitch,” said Ros. "I can't undo what happened to my sister, but I know Revolar Personal Safety Devices can help other young women call for help if they are attacked, and that’s why I’m in business.”
Revolar creates wearable personal safety devices that update trusted contacts with your real-time location and an alert message at the push of a button. Revolar works by pairing with a compatible smartphone through the Revolar App and Bluetooth® low energy technology. Revolar’s discreet, beautiful design makes it perfect for everyday use, yet it’s powerful enough to help you and your loved ones be there for each other — even when you’re apart. Revolar is available for purchase online or at any Brookstone retail store in the US.