4:00 PM16:00

From Wearables to Cyborgs: The Present and Future Uses & Impacts of ‘Personal Tech’

Rich MacKinnon

Jon Werner

Jerry Wilmink

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Stateside Theater, 719 Congress Ave. 
Downtown Austin
5:15 p.m. – Doors and Bar Open
6:00 p.m. – Presentation, Q&A
7:00 p.m. – Reception
Free and open to the public

Digital technologies are getting more powerful, smaller, and cheaper, enabling new products that change our lives. Smartphones achieved this over the past decade; will even more personal technologies change our lives in even more significant ways? ‘Wearables’ have emerged as devices for health, communications, e-commerce, and more, and integrated devices have helped save lives. Both fields are in their relative infancy—what is next? How will wearables and integrated devices provide us with new capabilities that transform our lives? Come listen to three experts on wearable tech and integrated tech discuss the present and future of ‘personal tech.’

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to Aug 20

WiseWear Presents at Wearable Tech EXPO in Las Vegas

Elegant Lifestyle Meets Relevant Technology WT3-17

David Elam & Dr. Gerald J. Wilmink, WiseWear Corporation

Tiffany Gaines, Head of Marketing, Tinsel & Aniyia Williams, CEO & Founder, Tinsel

The wearables market suffers from a lack of attractive fashion and design, particularly when it comes to wearables outside the gym. In particular, women’s jewelry presents and opportunity for integration of technology into a demand market. This session will explore the journey from tech discovery to product engineering and retail service destinations, with a focus on bridging the gap between the fashion and utility.

Sensors and Sports: What are the Possibilities? WT1-8

David Troup, Founder & CEO, Xensr

Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Wilmink, CEO/Founder, WiseWear Corporation

With the wealth of sensors and wearable products in development and already in use in the sports industry, the data available for mining and analysis is more than abundant. This session looks at not only sensor development, but the types of data they are able to collect and deliver to applications that will parse that data into actionable information to create wearable devices and systems that will bring enhance the sports experience for participants and audiences alike.

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1:00 PM13:00

The Health Cell -- The WiseWear Story

Jerry presents for the San Antonio Health Cell.  The event will take place on Thursday, June 18, from 11:45am to 1:00pm at the Oak Hills Country Club. The presentation will last for 40 minutes, from 12:10pm to 12:50pm. 

The audience will be a rather diverse crowd, full of hospital execs, bankers, academics, military, students, and CEOs. The focus is on the individual, so the audience will expect to hear as much about your personal story as about our product and company. Discuss your struggles, your ideas, who has helped along the way, and why you've decided to grow your entrepreneurship in San Antonio. 

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to Dec 14

3 Day Startup on Biotech/Medtech - I loved mentoring and advising these rock stars


Make entrepreneurship ubiquitous at the university level. Thanks to an amazing global community of students, professors, and administrators, this vision is becoming a reality.


Kickstart new student-run companies and build entrepreneurial capabilities in students and their university communities.


Founded by a group of cross-disciplinary students frustrated with the unexpressed potential for startups in the university environment, the initial 3 Day Startup program took place at the University of Texas in 2008. That inaugural program gave rise to Famigo, the first of many 3DS companies to raise venture capital and release a successful product.

The student organization incorporated as a nonprofit in 2010 and began expansion to universities across the globe. While early programs focused on strictly technology- and web-enabled startups, demand has led the team to expand the program to function across broader entrepreneurial endeavors. Schools have hosted 3DS programs focused on themes such as social innovation, energy, culinary, hardware, and more.

Foregoing a grant-supported model, the founders developed an earned-revenues strategy—3DS charges universities, governments, and corporations to deliver programs—which allowed the organization to grow in a scalable and sustainable way while preserving mission autonomy. Running 3DS as a successful business operation keeps entrepreneurship in the organizational DNA and allows the organization to remain faithful to the philosophy of learning-by-doing.

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