THANK YOU FOR USING
TECH IN A THOUGHTFUL
AND RESPECTFUL WAY

- Student

OUR STORY

In 2011 Vice President Joe Biden and Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra created the “Apps Against Abuse” challenge to inspire citizens to build a mobile tool to prevent sexual violence on campus. Taking a public health approach, we tested Circle of 6 with students, and learned from the experience of survivors, experts and LGBTQ users, to design a tool that meet young people where they are. After winning the White House challenge (wow!) we were inspired to get this app into as many hands as possible, and are thrilled to see it spread into 36 countries around the world, and on college campuses of all sizes across America.



OUR ETHOS

We know how hard it can be to reach out when you need help, or to talk about things that are awkward, confusing -- or worse. We respect your privacy and collect no personal data, so you can be comfortable making choices and asking for help while using our app. We’re inspired by stories people share from around the world about staying connected, helping each other and feeling more confident because of Circle of 6. Our goal is to make the world a safer and healthier place with technology that enhances friendship and trust.



Team

NANCY SCHWARTZMAN
NANCY SCHWARTZMAN CEO
NANCY SCHWARTZMANCEO

Nancy was recently named “Top 50 Global Leaders Working to End Violence Against Women” by SAFE Magazine, and is a filmmaker, media strategist, and catalyst for social change. She has presented her work at the United Nations, the White House, TEDx, the Carter Center and at film festivals and universities around the globe. She has been using new technology to innovate solutions around public safety for women and marginalized communities for over a decade, with Safestreets mapping in New York City, and now with Circle of 6.

She is a passionate advocate, and believes storytelling, mobile tech, gaming and social media can foster healthy relationships and build communities of respect. She is the director of the documentaries “Roll Red Roll” on Steubenville, Ohio, which is currently in production and supported by the Ford Foundation, Bertha BritDoc fund, Gucci Tribeca, Fork Films, Chicken and Egg Films, International Documentary Association and the Harnisch foundation. Her prior film “xoxosms” aired on PBS 2013, and “The Line” was cited by the White House. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

THOMAS CABUS
THOMAS CABUS CREATIVE DIRECTOR
THOMAS CABUSCREATIVE DIRECTOR

Thomas Cabus is an award-winning art director, graphic designer and fine-art photographer. With more than 15 years of experience, his clients range from multinational corporations like Oracle, Orange, and Air France to film campaigns, governmental bodies, and human rights and cultural organizations.

Thomas' personal philosophy on design is to harness its constant evolution of platforms, paradigms and usages, utilizing this dynamic environment to grow professionally and stay on top of cutting edge trends. And yet, his designs bestow a timeless elegance and keep true to the story the client is trying to tell.

Thomas had the opportunity to exhibit his photography in Paris, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD



ANEESH CHOPRA
ANEESH CHOPRA

served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States (CTO), appointed by President Barack Obama.

ALIX DUNN
ALIX DUNN

is Creative Lead and Co-Founder of the engine room, an NGO that provides advocacy using technology and data.

AMBASSADOR NANCY RUBIN
AMBASSADOR NANCY RUBIN

served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and is the Presidential Appointee to the White House Council for Community Solutions.

FRANCISCO RAMIREZ, MPH
FRANCISCO RAMIREZ, MPH

is a sexual health consultant at the United Nations and MTV. Working in more than 10 countries for 10+ years, Francisco focuses on innovation, technology and multimedia solutions to sexual health problems.

CHRIS COLVIN, ESQ
CHRIS COLVIN, ESQ

is an intellectual property attorney for leading high-tech companies.

LINA SRIVASTAVA
LINA SRIVASTAVA

is a strategist who combines technology, culture, art and storytelling for social transformation.

JENNIFER KING
JENNIFER KING

is a J.D. candidate at Suffolk University Law School. She has worked with collegiate student organizations on risk management and violence prevention programming.

MARILLA LI, MPA
MARILLA LI, MPA

is a community liaison with Assemblywoman Nily Rozic in New York City, and a board member at Chinatown Youth Initiatives, focusing on health outcomes for Asian immigrant and Asian American youth.