Entrepreneurship Unplugged

Meet successful, award-winning entrepreneurs, hear their stories and learn what it takes to launch a business. Powered by by the minor in entrepreneurship and Student Launch Pad.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Feb. 18 | 5:30-7 P.M.
Location: PAWS

Speaker: Jenny Thompson, Founder & CEO, SafetyPIN Technologies, Inc. (No. 6 on the list of Baltimore tech companies to watch in 2020)

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Jenny Thompson, Founder & CEO, SafetyPIN Technologies, Inc.

Ms. Thompson is a mission-driven business leader and natural-born marketer with more than 20 years' experience building, scaling, and promoting companies to benefit shareholders, employees, and customers. Specialties include: Strategic business development, customer acquisition and retention, win-win negotiations, marketing copy and strategy, business "pruning," and idea-driven marketing and product development. International best selling author and creator of The 3-Day Business Cleanse.

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.”

March 24 | 5:30-7 p.m.
Location: PAWS

Speaker: TBA

Past Speakers

Entrepreneurship Unplugged has brought dozens of entrepreneurs to campus since 2015.