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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Sep 10, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it takes to transform brain science into groundbreaking products and services? Are you curious about the fearless visionaries who bridge the gap between neuroscience and entrepreneurship to change people’s lives and reshape our world? Are you ready to explore how to navigate the uncharted waters of neurotech entrepreneurship?

In Season 2 of the "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" podcast, we're diving deep into the world of entrepreneurial ventures in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. If you're looking to create an immediate impact and translate your neuroscience and neurotech ideas into innovative services that truly make a difference in the world, this season is tailor-made for you. Join us and learn from the best in the field about succeeding in the entrepreneurial journey in neuroscience and neurotechnology, where innovation meets impact.

Today, we're embarking on a journey into the realm of tranquility and innovation. Have you ever wondered how we can achieve a calm state in our chaotic world? What if I told you that technology, particularly ultrasound, holds the key to unlocking that serene oasis within ourselves?

In our quest for answers, we've invited a true pioneer, someone who's pushing the boundaries of what's possible when it comes to achieving inner peace and well-being. Jonathan Hacker, the founder of NeurGear, joins us today to delve into the fascinating world of neurotechnology and ultrasound's role in the pursuit of calmness. Jon uses ultrasound technology to create innovative neurostimulation devices that help people find calm.

Jon embodies the spirit of a young entrepreneur who dreams and takes bold steps to turn those dreams into reality. Jonathan's journey from a curious young mind to a leading neurotechnologist and entrepreneur is remarkable. Jonathan wears many hats – from being a student to being a neurotechnologist, researcher, and entrepreneur. His journey into neuroscience began at the tender age of 12, fueled by curiosity. Imagine diving headfirst into scholarly articles, driven by a passion that would lead him to the heart of the Neurotech industry.

Fast-forward to 2020, and Jonathan's story takes an exciting twist. After graduating from high school and joining the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), he refused to let the challenges posed by the pandemic dampen his spirit. In fact, he used them as stepping stones, leveraging RIT's resources and connections to accelerate his research progress. Thus, the foundation was laid for NeurGear, an early-stage neurostimulation company pioneering ultrasound technology. 

Tune in to this electrifying episode as we explore Jonathan's remarkable journey from a young prodigy fascinated by neuroscience to driving innovation in the Neurotech industry. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and empowered by the boundless possibilities of neurotechnology as we sit down with Jonathan Hacker. This episode promises insights, passion, and a glimpse into the future of neuroinnovation!

About the podcast guest:

Jonathan's academic journey is as impressive as it is diverse. He is a dual major in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the School Of Individualized Study (SOIS) at the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). His academic focus revolves around the fascinating realm of neurotechnology, where he combines his engineering prowess with a deep understanding of individualized study.

Jonathan's fascination with the field started at the tender age of 12, setting him on a path of relentless curiosity and dedication. For close to eight years, he has been preparing, researching, and planning for what NeurGear represents today—a cutting-edge neurostimulation company on the cusp of transforming the industry.

Jonathan's expertise extends beyond the confines of traditional research. As NeurGear's CEO, he has ventured into business and management, honing his skills to lead his team and prepare for the company's launch. Yet, his commitment to research remains unwavering, ensuring innovation remains at the heart of NeurGear's mission.

Outside of his entrepreneurial pursuits, Jonathan finds solace in the world of manga and gaming, indulging in his other passions when time allows. However, his dedication to NeurGear's vision truly defines him.

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Learn about NeuroGear: and its product ZenBud Ultrasound Vagus Verve Stimulator:

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About the podcast host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at

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