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It's in their blood: Team Euphoria on what it takes to succeed


Team Euphoria, Jimmy Bernal and Alex Figueroa, from Warner Pacific is ready to rock your backpack.

What is Euphoria? The team from Warner Pacific University wants you to forget Webster's definition and think instead of a backpack that wants to save the earth. Made from upcycled, reused materials and sporting an air filter and an eco-friendly device charter, the Euphoria backpack is designed to inspire.


Read on to learn more about the team behind the invention and find out the entrepreneurship that runs in their veins, their commitment to continuous innovation, and what Elon Musk has to do with it all.

1. What is your invention?


Our invention is a backpack that actually reduces pollution in many ways. It filters the air, it is made from upcycled material, and it allows you to charge your gadgets on the go!

2. Where did you get the inspiration for your invention idea?


Founder Jimmy Bernal was inspired by Elon Musk and his ability to create something that actually has a positive impact on earth and its sustainability.

3. As you prepare to pitch your invention to judges, what are you most excited about sharing?


We are most excited about sharing our collaborations, our vision and the prototype that we have put together. 

4. Who are your invention heroes?


Our invention heroes would be Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Nikola Tesla. All of these inventors faced several challenges but they still managed to execute on their inventions using knowledge, resources, and by putting in countless hours of work. 


5. Tell us about your team. How did you connect with one another and how do you work together?


Jimmy, Alex and Brandon had all known one another for some time. Little did we know that they had entrepreneurship in their blood! Together they put together the best ideas and do what has to be done to execute. 


6. What is the most important thing you want the judges to understand about your invention — what will set you apart from the competition?


We want the judges to know that we have a product that can potentially reduce an immense amount of pollution. We have manufactures and fulfillment ready to go. All we need is the funding. This is just the beginning. We plan to create more eco friendly products using advanced technology and with innovation we will continue to improve. 

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