Pittsburgh Startup Develops App for Women Business Travelers

“They won’t have to settle for loneliness. They won’t have to settle for crappy room service. They won’t have to settle for feeling unsafe,” said Ellen Saksen, CEO and co-founder of GoJaneGo.co and its app, Amelia . AlphaLab describes the venture as a “business woman’s insurance against safety issues and burnout on the road,” noting that 50 million American women make about 200 million business trips a year.

Saksen, 42, of Marshall is partnering in the venture with her sister Kate Nichols, 36, of Morgantown, W.Va., and app designer Sanjana Baldwa, 22, of Boston, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate.