The issue of women’s safety has become a major concern in today’s world, with incidents of harassment and violence against women on the rise. To address this problem, the “I’m Safe” women’s safety app was developed to help women stay safe and secure at all times. The app was recently showcased at Umagine 2023, Asia’s largest tech, entrepreneurship, and skills summit which was organised by the government in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and it received an overwhelming response from visitors and participants alike.
The Umagine 2023 Event
Umagine 2023 was a platform for startups and innovators from various fields to showcase their ideas and solutions. The event was attended by eminent personalities from diverse fields, Udhayanithi Stalin, the youth welfare and sports minister, Mano Thangaraj T, the IT minister, Film Director Vignesh Sivan, Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, the Minister of Finance of Tamil Nadu, and Sivarajah Ramanathan, Mission Director of Startup TN, Suresh Sambandam the Founder & CEO of Kissflow, and IIT Madras director Kamakoti Veezhinathan. Minister for Emergency Services, Innovation and the Digital Economy, Medical Research, Stephen Dawson from Western Australia also graced the event with his presence. The “I’m Safe” team was among the many startups that participated in the event, and they were able to demonstrate their app to a large audience of visitors and participants.
The “I’m Safe” Experience
Our stall was visited by close to 8000 visitors at Umagine 2023. We gave them some goodies and demonstrated our women’s safety app, which gained huge traction among the participants. The app’s unique features like SOS, fake call, anonymous recording and track me were particularly popular, and visitors were amazed that this cryptographically secure app which is available for free. The team also onboarded many organisations for organisational safety, highlighting the importance of women’s safety in the workplace.
I’m Safe App: An Empowering Solution for Safe Organisations
I’m Safe Org is a PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) enabler that helps organisations create a safe and secure workplace for their employees, especially women. It serves as the first point of contact for employees to reach out for help and report any incidents of harassment or abuse they may face.
By implementing the I’m Safe Org, institutions can also boost their NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) score for the Student Support and Progression category, which evaluates their mechanisms for facilitating student support.
Additionally, using the I’m Safe app can help organisations achieve at least three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN. Creating a safe and supportive workplace environment can increase an organisation’s reputation both internally and externally, which can lead to a positive impact on the overall business success.
Below are some of the questions which were asked by our stall visitors.
Frequently asked Questions about the I’m Safe App
Q: How is I’m Safe app different from the Kavalan App by the government?
A: While Kavalan is a free government-run app for Tamil Nadu, I’m Safe is a private app that is available for free for users worldwide.
Q: How can users activate the SOS button quickly in an emergency situation?
A: We are constantly improving the app to provide users with multiple ways to activate the SOS button quickly and easily. We are working on voice recognition activation, and we already have a Bluetooth device that can trigger the SOS with just one click. We are also considering activating SOS through GPS tracking devices and long-pressing the power button.
Q: We already have SOS triggers, tracking through Google Maps, and fake call apps on our phones. Why do we need an app like this?
A: While it’s true that many phones come with emergency features, having an all-in-one app with all the emergency features can be more convenient and specific to the user’s needs. With I’m Safe, users don’t have to search around for different apps during an emergency. They can have all the necessary emergency features in one easy-to-use app.
Q: How does the situation unfold if the offender either damages or steals the phone?
A: In such cases, the encrypted photos and audio files remain intact and can still be accessed by logging into your account from another device or by using a new SIM card with the same number.
Other Innovative Solutions at Umagine 2023
Some of the other innovative solutions that were showcased at the event included Sathyabama incubation cell, which presented India’s First Startup Incubator to focus on the Blue Economy and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, Snappy flow, which showcased its advanced application tracing, metrics monitoring, and intuitive workflow, Invest and trade Western Australia, which attracted attention from investors and entrepreneurs seeking to expand and explore new market globally, and Screen it, which presented a seamless recruitment process, bridging the gap between the organization, candidate, and interviewers.
Overall, Umagine 2023 was a tremendous success, providing a platform for startups and innovators to showcase their ideas and solutions. The “I’m Safe” women’s safety app was among the many innovative solutions that were showcased at the event, and it received an overwhelming response from visitors and participants alike.