A proud and loving dog owner, Jenny had a shocking experience when the pet sitter she hired off Craigslist stole money and faked her own death. Realizing other people were having the same experiences (and worse!) when hiring dog walkers, babysitters, and handymen, or using home sharing and ride sharing companies, she set out to discover a way to keep her pups, herself, and the rest of us safer. (And don’t even get her started on online dating! Am I right, Ladies?!)
She developed the idea for SafetyPIN Technologies one day when trying to figure out exactly what would make her feel safer.
She knew how to build and promote a business but realized this business required a lot more.
After consulting with experts in technology and criminal behavior and profiling, she began to pull the pieces together. She then left her career of 20 years as a CEO for a health and wellness company to bring her idea to life. There were too many horror stories and too much risk in the growing sharing economy to stick with her “day job.”
June 20th, 2019 | 23 mins 21 secs
entrepreneurship, female role models, inspiring women, on the dot, on the dot woman, pivot, technology, women in careers
On today's episode of On the Spot, we sit down with Jenny Thompson, founder of Safety Pin Technologies.