“For me, LaunchBox was a terrific opportunity to grow up as an entrepreneur and as a person, shaping my future and constantly dealing with amazing people.” – Emanuele Ferrari, Co-Founder of FallSafe, LaunchBox 2016
Founders: Emaunele Ferrari, David Cohalan
One line description: FallSafe is a fast system to help elderly call for immediate assistance when falls happen.
FallSafe is a fast system to help elderly call for immediate assistance when falls happen. The system comprises a mobile app and a wearable emergency button. Founded by Computer Science & Business graduate David Cohalan and Industrial Engineering graduate Emanuele Ferrari, FallSafe was created to improve the way in which elderly can call for help and reduce the 400 million euro economic costs related to falls in Ireland. The solution is supported by a community of volunteers that can help our customers when falls happen.
Co-founder Emanuele Ferrari states that customer focus and serendipity are the main lessons he learned from the programme. He explains that “your customers and the problem that you are going to solve have to be the starting point of every business, no matter the nature of the business.” LaunchBox taught the founders to definitely “have a business plan but also be flexible to new opportunities.”
Where are they now?
The team are currently working on further developing their application