Going to college opens the door for a lot more independence for teens and young adults, however this can also bring more safety concerns forward, which is why the bthere app was created by entrepreneur Ben Johanson and design agency Handsome.
The bthere app's goal is to make college campuses safer for students, many of whom may not have a lot of close connections nearby that they're able to rely on. The app allows for private group chats and location sharing, and even rewards users for simply spending time with one another. Incentives include everything from cash prizes and discounts at major retailers, to trips and free festival tickets. By rewarding users for spending time with one another and checking up on their classmates, bthere reminds them of the importance of staying connected, and makes it easier for them to keep track of everyone's whereabouts.