17-Year-Old Tech Entrepreneur Creates App To Help Prevent Police Brutality

George Hofstetter was given “the talk” from his parents in order to avoid the tragic fate met by the Trayvon Martin’s, Michael Brown’s, and Tamir Rice’s of the world.

Hofstetter developed an app called CopStop that is designed to administer the digital equivalent of “the talk” that he was taught at home.  When activated, the app calmly reminds users to keep their hands in sight at all times and to be polite and respectful. This was back in 2015. Now, Hofstetter is working on taking the app live in the very near future.

Can you believe that George has started his own tech firm? (George Hofstetter Technologies Inc.) He has participated in multiple tech events in his community, and he has been an honoree of the Equal Justice Society. One of his most current projects, “Connect The Dots”, is a social networking app that connects African-American students attending predominately white private schools.

Shoutout to young George Hofstetter, a symbol of #BlackExcellence. Click here to learn more about this young rising entrepreneur!

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