Origin: WI | Grant Awarded: 2014 | Status: Active

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What is Hyde?

Hyde is a sporting equipment manufacturer and the developer of the Wingman, a first of its kind of inflation vest for paddlers, surfers, and triathletes. Hyde created the Wingman in response to the alarming increase in swim deaths amongst triathletes and found that the device’s utility extends far beyond the sport of triathlons with mass-market appeal.

Company Leadership

Pat Hughes


Pat earned his degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurship from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. Pat brings experience working for Roaring Fork Restaurant Group and PwC to his position with Hyde.

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Mike Fox

Chief Operations Officer

Mike earned his degree in Financial Management from University of Saint Thomas in 2012. Before joining Hyde, Mike worked with Rexnord and Epicor Software Corp.

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