BEAR Innovation Competition


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After the recent humanitarian crisis in Ukraine took shape, Christine Heren wanted desperately to help those affected by this tragedy. She does so by making and selling jewelry with the aim of being able to raise money to provide medical supplies for Ukraine. Products include elastic bracelets, wire bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.


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 7:20. 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.

9 - Jewelry for Humanity BEAR Final Slides.pptx (8948 kB)
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