SafeTrek: Downtown’s Support System

“Making Downtown a safer place to live, work and play was the goal that brought together Downtown STL, Inc. and STL-based app startup SafeTrek. After an introduction by a mutual connection, Cultivation Capital co-founder Brian Matthews, both sides quickly realized it was a perfect collaboration opportunity.

SafeTrek, helmed by St. Louis native Zach Winkler, is an app aimed at, in a word, safety. If a user feels unsafe, whether they’re walking home alone or headed to their car after hours, they press and hold down a button in the app. When the button is released, the app prompts the user to enter a PIN. If the PIN isn’t entered within 10 seconds, SafeTrek’s emergency call centers dispatch police to the person’s location immediately. Simple.”

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