About Us

NeurGear is a Neurostimulation company that develops ultrasound technologies. We’re changing directions but are as committed as ever to changing the world, one brain at a time.

The Team

Jonathan Hacker

CEO, founder, and owner of NeurGear

I’m a dual major in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and School Of Individualized Study (SOIS) with a focus on neurotechnology over at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). My… well let’s be honest, obsession going back close to 8 years has been preparing, researching, and planning for what we’re doing in NeurGear. Otherwise, I do indulge in a bit of manga or games when I can. My original specialty could be considered research, but I’ve started branching out into the more business and management aspect of things in preparation for our launch, that doesn’t mean that I don’t still do research though! I’m excited to be solely focusing on NeurGear for this, and hope to realize the vision!

Andrew Slegaitis

Biomedical Engineer

I am a biomedical engineering student at Rochester institute of technology. I provide a perspective to the company that focuses on the science and the safety behind our device. In my free time I spend time gaming as well as doing outdoor activities such as camping or hiking. I have become interested in neurotechnology because I find that we use our brains everyday and we still are missing so much information on all the Intricacies of it and to be a part of something that is enhancing our brain’s abilities is very exciting.

Berke Ozyildiz

Chief Marketing Officer

I am the Chief Marketing Officer of NeurGear. I graduated with an Economics degree from Instanbul University in 2021, but my interests also span design and neurotechnology. I’ve previously worked with various companies on their brands, leading creative sessions for their projects. As a BCI community manager, I’m excited to further my neurotechnological passion at NeurGear.


September 2021
  • Provisional Patent Application
  • (MSD) Prototype start
  • tES Continued Exploration
December 2021
  • SBIR Phase 1 Proposal
  • (MSD I) Completion
May 2022
  • SBIR Phase 1 decision
  • (MSD II) Prototype Completion
September 2022
  • User Testing
  • PCT patent application
May 2023
  • SBIR Phase 1 completes
  • SBIR Phase 2 proposal
  • PCT patent applications
January 2024
  • SBIR phase 2 decision
  • Commercialization Plan
  • Product Design
May 2024
  • FDA 510(k) clearance process
November 2024
  • FDA decision
  • Paid Alpha testing
  • Start Commercialization plan
February 2025
  • Launch

Programs In-progress

Gap Year Fellowship| 5/26/2021-present

A program run by the School Of Individualized Study (SOIS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). It provides applicants with funds and the opportunity to take time off from university, a ‘gap year’ so to speak, to solely focus on their business. Jonathan Hacker will be taking a gap year over summer and fall 2021 to pursue this program. We’d like to thank Austin McChord, who made this program possible through their generosity.

Student Accelerator| 5/26/2021 - 8/4/2021

An NSF-funded program run by the Simone Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Over the summer 2021 semester, it provided funds and expertise to develop some of the concepts of NeurGear, a commercial plan, and assess market needs. The results of the program were presented on demo night on August 4th, 2021.

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