Our Story

The idea for Loophole was conceptualized early in 2015 by Patrick Crowe after shattering his phone screen and paying $100+ for a repair yet again. Patrick began searching for a product that would prevent him from dropping his phone rather than cushion the blow. After searching the internet, no viable options were available. Patrick knew cases would no longer cut it as he began to draw sketches of what would become the Loophole.

After months of sketches and research, Patrick had his first prototype, a wooden circle with a rubber ring glued together. With his idea coming alive, Patrick approached childhood friend Steven Stillwell who had similar experiences with cracking phones and numerous heart stopping phone drops. Together, they furthered the concept to a finished product that was sleek, slim, and durable with a goal to support manufacturing in the USA.

Loophole’s mission is to provide an inexpensive alternative to bulky cases and broken phone screens.

The Loophole has many purposes. Whether you want to use it for casual texting and calling, running, pictures, crowded areas, watching videos, hanging your phone, or a kickstand, the possibilities are endless.

We have some amazing ideas in store and can’t wait to share them with you. Follow us on social media for the latest updates! @LoopholeUSA


The Team

We are a proud college startup looking to make an impact on local communities by manufacturing in the USA!



Education: Colgate University, Class of 2018

Bio: Patrick is majoring in History while participating in Colgate’s Thought into Action Entrepreneurship Institute. Patrick ran a landscaping business in high school and a Valentine’s Day rose delivery service in college. He has worked for the PeacePlayers International charity since 2015 and runs the on-campus club which has so far raised over $6500.



Education: Towson University, Class of 2018

Bio: Steven is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership & Management. Steven managed a sales team of 12 people to the top 4% of a $12 million company, Wake Up Now. He has done over 100 hours of community service and was in the top 5 of Maryland Susan G. Komen fundraisers in 2016.



Education: Towson University, Class of 2018

Bio: Josh is majoring in Design Studies with a concentration in digital media. Josh has been in charge of all design work for Loophole, including promotional graphic design and packaging content. He has been a freelance graphic designer for the past three years and also has interests in pursuing a career in film scoring.


Made in USA 

We are proud to manufacture in Sherburne, New York. The Loophole is entirely manufactured, packaged, assembled, and shipped in the USA.


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We are excited to support persons with disabilities by working with an ARC, Progress Industries in Utica, NY