Updated: Sep 27, 2021
Haven reaches thousands of students and parents on Breakfast Television during Primetime to share its mission and newly launched app.
TORONTO, September 8, 2021 — Haven, a mobile safety app company created by two University of Toronto students who believe that returning to a pre-Covid world does not mean returning to pre-COVID dangers, shared its mission and newly launched app with thousands of students and parents on Breakfast Television this morning.
Haven Co-Founder and CEO Nelson Lee spoke with Breakfast Television co-host Dina Pugliese at 7:42 am on September 8, 2021, about Haven’s origin story, the app’s revolutionary safety features, how Haven works to connect users with their trusted loved ones, campus police, and emergency services, and how people can download Haven.
The Breakfast Television Interview can be viewed in full here: https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/university-students-create-app-for-campus-safety/
Haven has been working for the past 6 months to create an app that helps improve campus safety. Haven was created after co-founders Nelson Lee and Ethan Hugh learned about the prevalence of sexual assaults and harassment at universities across Ontario in August 2020.
In March 2021, Haven was accepted by the University of Toronto's incubator, the Hatchery, to join their NEST 2021 Summer Program, which provided connections, mentors, and resources to help Haven succeed in its mission.
Haven released its app, ‘Haven – Safety Locator & Alert’, on the App and Google Play Store in September 2021. The Haven app can download here: bit.ly/DownloadHaven.