BEAR Innovation Competition


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Naked Lake is an upcoming band that is queer and Philly-based. In the music community queer based music does not get as much attention because of people's implicit biases of queer and transgender people. Naked Lake speaks truth for many queer experiences, which people can learn and relate to. The goal of Naked Lake is to turn the band into a business while sharing their voices and giving back to the community.


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 8:04.

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


Ready-Set-Go Winner of $2000