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PuppTech is developing the world's first ever system designed specifically to enable dog-owners to leave their dog in the car on even the hottest day of the summer so they can spend more time traveling with their dogs and less time worrying about it. We believe that nobody got a dog to leave it at home and that we should always get to take our dogs along for the ride, regardless of how hot it is outside. Our PuppComm allows dog-owners to be able to check on their dog through a smartphone app and includes an interface for passersby and law-enforcement to be able to check on the temperature inside the car. PuppTech is building an e-commerce platform to sell cooling systems that have been tested to ensure they work to keep dogs safe in cars. By bundling the PuppComm with these cooling units, PuppTech provides dog owners with a complete solution to address all of the concerns dog-owners have about leaving their dogs in the car.

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PuppTech Can Help You Protect Dogs from Dangerously Hot Cars.

Summer is a great time to take your dog outside to play in the sun, whether hiking, biking, or playing fetch. But what if you have to leave your dog in the car? Every year, hundreds of dogs die from being left too long in a hot vehicle.

According to one study by the AVMA, with an outside temperature of 90°F (32°C), in just 30 minutes, a car can heat to over 120°F (49°C). Breaking a window may save a dog’s life, but what if you could know that they’re safe before the damage?

PuppTech, a new Denver startup, has a solution for dog owners to live that reality. Their PuppComm monitors the temperature and humidity inside your car and streams it to an app on your smartphone in real time. After pairing with your smartphone, the PuppComm allows dog owners to check on their dog and get alerts about any changes in temperature. A built-in microphone captures sound to let you know if your dog is in distress and a GPS keeps track of their location. This information is instantly available through PuppTech’s Android and iOS app over a cellular network or proprietary long-range Bluetooth technology.

Want to let a passerby know that your dog is safe? The included window sticker tells them your dog is in good hands. Each PuppComm is equipped with a unique ID displayed on the sticker, which can be texted or entered online, allowing concerned strangers to see the car temperature and contact the owner. This interface is patent-pending.

In addition to preventing injury to your dog and damage to your car, PuppTech is determined to prevent your car from overheating in the first place. To keep your dog cool, the company is testing portable cooling systems which it will sell on an e-commerce platform. By bundling these systems with the PuppComm, PuppTech provides a solution that gives you more freedom to travel and spend more time with your furry pal.

This month, a Colorado law was passed giving legal protections to people breaking dogs out of dangerously hot cars. To be immune from criminal or civil liability, a person would have to meet several criteria, including an attempt to contact the vehicle owner, reasonable belief that the person or animal inside would suffer serious bodily harm or death, and contacting law enforcement. PuppTech’s technology provides simple-to-use interfaces to allow any good Samaritans to abide by the law and quickly assess whether a dog needs to be rescued. While this law is a good step toward safety, PuppTech believes no car should overheat with your pet inside and is working to protect your dog before they’re in danger.

At PuppTech, we know that sometimes you need to leave your dog in the car, and we’re committed to helping keep them safe. Visit PuppTech.com to learn more about our new solution.
 

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5/8/2017- Colorado startup PuppTech named one of 50 best startups in the world

DENVER – A Denver startup is one of 50 up-and-coming companies to be recognized as some of the best in the world.

4/27/2017- Tech Thursday: Denver startup creates device to help monitor your dog when left in the car

DENVER – It’s happened to most dog owners: You take your four-legged friend out for a hike or some other excursion in the car, and on the way home you need to stop to run an errand or get a bite to eat...

4/28/2017- PuppTech wins 2nd place and $1500 at The Climb Business Plan Competition.

Internet of things (IoT) technology company PuppTech took home the second-place prize of $1,500. The company is building and testing technology that makes it safe for dogs to be left in cars on hot days, so dog-owners can travel with their dogs without worry.

12/15/2016- PuppTech competes as one of the finalists in the Startup Denver 2016 Year-end Battle of the Pitches

In its final public event of the year, PuppTech pitched to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs as one of the finalists in the Startup Denver 2016-year end battle of the pitches. 

12/1/2016- PuppTech pitches as one of the finalists at the Denver SBDC December Trout Tank Event

PuppTech was selected out of 12 companies participating in the Fall 2016 Trout Tank Pitch Accelerator program as one of four finalists to pitch in the December 2016 Trout Tank Final Event to a room full of investors and entrepreneurs. 

9/16/2016- Go Pawsible (now PuppTech) wins Techstars Pitch Competition as part of Denver Startup Week.

Go Pawsible was selected out of 8 companies as the winner of the TechStars Pitch Competition event that was part of Denver Startup Week after pitching to a panel of investors and accelerator program directors. Go Pawsible won the opportunity to pitch in front of the TechStars selection committee for admission into their Winter 2017 class. 

7/28/2016- Go Pawsible (now PuppTech) wins Startup Denver July Pitch Battle.

Go Pawsible was selected out of 4 companies as the winner of the July Startup Denver competition after pitching to a panel of judges and entrepreneurs. 

6/21/2016- Denver inventor has device to keep dogs cool in hot vehicles- Fox31 News Denver

DENVER -- There are stories every summer and always just as tragic: Someone left their dog in a hot car. It doesn’t take long for the worst to happen.
Denver resident and inventor William Loopesko, a dog owner, wants to change that...

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