--Bioengineer, Inventor, Startup Junkie, FashTech Fusionist--
Founder & CEO of WiseWear, a company he founded in his San Antonio garage in 2013 after his grandfather passed away due to a fatal fall. On a mission to “right this wrong”, Dr. Wilmink started WiseWear to develop wearable devices that would allow users to alert their loved ones in times of potential danger. WiseWear's mission is to empower people with the tools that they need to lead happy, healthy, safe & productive lives. www.wisewear.com
Wilmink and WiseWear's products have been featured on the TodayShow, FastCompany, Mashable, WWD, Wired, ABC News, USA Today, JCK, Engadget, CNBC, Time, Money, Huffington Post, InStyle and BBC World News. http://www.today.com/video/a-flying-car---see-the-coolest-ces-tech-and-gadgets-600346691534
Dr. Wilmink actively serves an advisor or on the Board of Directors at Life Recovery Systems, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, TechStars--#1 startup accelerator in the world, and a handful of innovative startups. Jerry also is an advisor for our country’s National Academy of Sciences NRC, SMART, and NDSEG.
Dr. Wilmink formerly served as a start-up business consultant for Venture Capital firms, and a program manager for the Department of Defense’s $3 Billion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Jerry earned a BS, MS, and PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from University of Texas at Austin. As a National Academy of Science's research associate he founded the 1st Terahertz biosensing laboratory in the DoD. He has penned several patents, published 55 manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles, and has delivered over 100 keynote or plenary presentations at conferences including CES, RISE, TEDMED, SXSW, and SPIE.