BEAR Innovation Competition


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With the ongoing poverty crisis happening around the world, Trevor Mislan and his team at The Bridge Foundation are aiming to develop a self-sustaining company to tackle poverty. The Bridge will be an economic epicenter for citizens, and will offer educational services, healthcare, housing, and employment available for those struggling.


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 8:09. 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.


First Place Winner of $3500

8 -The Bridge Foundation - BEAR Final slides.pptx (18287 kB)
PowerPoint Presentation