BEAR Innovation Competition
From a decorated high school swimmer to an ambitious entrepreneur, Connor Evangelisto’s business Current Gear is striving to offer swimmers improved training equipment. Popular training equipment made by big corporations are found to be difficult to use and irritable on joints. Connor’s innovative design on both kickboards and buoys allows swimmers to comfortably train as well as train more productively.
Evangelisto, Connor, "BEAR Innovation Competition Pitch: Current Gear, a New Innovation in Swimming Technology" (2022). BEAR Innovation Competition. 19.
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Presented as part of the 8th 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 7:38. Also available as a supplemental file are the PowerPoint slides of this presentation.
U-Imagine Student Ambassador: Manning Smith
Entrepreneur in Residence: Maureen Cumpstone
Judges: Jen Cohen Crompton ‘05, President/Owner, Something Creative, Chris Biddle ‘85, Chief Executive Officer, BCG Alpha, Brandon Dowd ’18, Publisher, Middletown Media, and Amy Pawloski, President, Strategic Versatility.
Keynote speaker: Quentin Altemose ’18, CEO/Founder, Spirochete Brewing Inc.
Founding Directors: Rebecca Jaroff and Carol Cirka
Sponsor: Will Abele, Class of 1961
Special thanks to Rob Wrzesniewski ’91, Head of Global Private Banking Solutions at SEI for his loyal support of the U-Imagine Center.