People often warn, “Don’t start a company with your friends.” But Kevin Gehsmann B.S.E. ’19, Clark Bulleit B.S.E. ’19, now a first-year medical student at Duke, and Tim Skapek B.S.E. ’20, all former Duke football players and Pratt School of Engineering alumni, didn’t listen to that advice.
Leveraging their Duke experience, the trio founded PROTECT3D, a company that makes custom protective splints, pads, and braces for athletes using 3D printing.