BEAR Innovation Competition


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The Bridge Foundation hopes to serve the homeless and poor, while also helping society return to being kind and respectful to one another. The Bridge Foundation runs on two main platforms, the front end aiming to ensure financial stability whereas the back end will look to train and teach homeless people to reenter into society with new and improved skills.


Presented as part of the 7th annual Bear Innovation Competition. This year’s theme was ‘Meeting the Moment: Unique Ideas that Are Needed to Solve Problems and Build a Better World.”

The downloadable video file has a run time of 7:44.

U-Imagine Student Ambassador: Julia Ewing

Entrepreneur in Residence: Maureen Cumpstone

Judges: Rob Gilfillan ‘91, Co-Founder and President, Cenero, Jen Cohen Crompton ‘05, Founder, FUEL Cycle Fitness and Chris Biddle ‘85, Chief Executive Officer, BCG Alpha

Keynote speaker: Laura Ahto ’78, Former Chief Operating Officer, Asset Servicing at BNY

Founding Directors: Rebecca Jaroff and Carol Cirka

Sponsor: Will Abele, Class of 1961


First Place Winner of $3500