Our Mission

In the past few years, social media has become one of the most powerful forms of human expression in the world. People of all different walks of life can use social media to voice their feelings, meet new people, and interact with their friends.

Chin Up Technologies, LLC is committed to making social media a positive force. With cyberbullying and online harassment growing by the minute, we believe that there is a need for a purely positive, happy social media application.

Chin Up! is an app where people can post compliments (and only compliments) about the people they love and admire. It is a safe space, using a combination of code (like built-in sensors for offensive language) and goodwill (users are active bystanders who can report negative posts) to keep the environment friendly at all times.


Founding Members

John Benenati (left) Anthony Saltarelli (right)

John Benenati (left) Anthony Saltarelli (right)

Anthony Saltarelli, Co-Founder of Chin Up Technologies, LLC. Anthony is a student at the College of the Holy Cross studying Computer Science, and the Head of Operations.

John Benenati, Co-Founder of Chin Up Technologies, LLC. John is a student at Columbia University studying Computer Science and Financial Engineering.




Sean Avery Pacheco is a graduating senior at the College of the Holy Cross originally from Brooklyn, New York. As a lover of creating digital content, he is passionate about producing videos, taking photos, designing digital graphics, and maximizing social media. He wants to spread positivity because his goal is to lessen the amount of negativity that he puts out in the world through every action that he takes.


board advisors

R. Scott Jones has served as Chairman of ImageWorks/AFP Imaging Corporation since 2009 and Managing Director at BioWave Innovations, LLC, a private equity and business consulting firm. He  previously served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Cantel Medical Corporation and, Symphony Health Services, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales at PharMerica, Inc. His background also includes extensive experience with global medical products, including eight-year tenure with General Electric Medical Systems. He has served as a Director on the boards of American Radiology Services, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and TecHealth Inc. Mr. Jones has participated as a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Healthcare MBA Program and holds a Masters Degree in Bioengineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the State University of New York.

Ron Kieftenbeld is a former analyst at A.T Kearney based out of New York City, who worked specifically with the Procurement and Analytic Solutions group, supporting a variety of blue chip clients to help improve and optimize their operations. Ron is now involved in a startup based out of FL. Ron is now the acting Chief Operating Officer at Nice Entertainment, LLC. 

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