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Bold people make bold decisions. Jessie Garcia went from a collegiate rugby player, frustrated by her head injury, to the CEO and Founder of Tozuda - designing, manufacturing and selling head impact sensors for concussion awareness. Presented by Folgers 1850™ Brand Coffee.

WHYY's Shirley Min sits down with Tozuda Founder and CEO Jessie Garcia to discuss Tozuda Head Impact Sensors. Featuring coverage from PBS's Student Reporting Labs in conjunction with The LINC High School in Philadelphia.

In this segment from Growing Greater Philadelphia, NBC 10 Philadelphia highlights Tozuda's product—the world's most affordable and reliable head impact sensor for concussion awareness in sports, construction, and military.

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Meet the Entrepreneur Raising Concussion Awareness | Presented by Folgers—Bustle

2019 Product of the Year at the 5th Annual Rad Awards—Rad Girls

Jessica Garcia ’12 ’13G leads start-up dedicated to detecting concussions in sports—acumen

Creating a Low Cost Mechanical Concussion Sensor—PBS NewsHour

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?—PBS Student Video Contest Presented by DVIRC

Here Are the 2019 Rad Awards Nominees—Philadelphia Magazine

Meet Tozuda CEO & Founder Jessie Garcia—Rad Girls

Meet The Female Founder Whose Tiny Invention Could Have a Big Impact On Undiagnosed Concussions—Project Entrepreneur

Game Over for Concussions with Jessie Garcia of Tozuda—Sports & Entertainment by MarketScale

How 3D printing is changing the sports clothing industry—Tech in Sports Podcast

Lehigh grad launches tamper-proof concussion sensor that may be game changer—Lehigh Valley Live

Tozuda Helmet Impact Sensors turn red if a concussion is probable—Bike Rumor!

Startup product could detect concussions, win contest—

Tozuda Head Impact Sensor—Gadget Flow

Tozuda is Raising $30,000 for a Production Run of its Helmet Sensors—Ben Franklin Technology PArtners

Tozuda Detects Concussions With Mechanical Simplicity—Sport Techie

Her Grandmother Called Her 'Hardheaded,' and She's Putting That Determination into Her Start-up Business—Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Startup Ready for Commercial Production of its Affordable Concussion Detection Device—Philadelphia Business Journal

Tozuda is Raising $30,000 for a Production Run of its Helmet Sensors—Technically

Tech Disruptors: Jessie Garcia, Tozuda—Philadelphia Business Journal

Playing It Safe—Lehigh University Resolve

Can These Philly Startups Help Bridge the VC Diversity Gap?—Technically

How Concussions Affect Your Brain—Teen Vogue

Capstone Students Mentored by Tozuda’s Jessie Garcia ’08—MSDA

10 Philly Startups to Watch in 2018—Philadelphia Magazine

Behind the Scenes: 10 Philly Startups to Watch in 2018—Philadelphia Magazine

Growing Greater Philadelphia—NBC10

These are Philly’s Top 20 Startups: RealLIST 2018—Technically

Meet the Hardware Startup Trying to Save Athletes’ Heads—Technically

Lehigh Alum Invents Sensor that Gives Heads-Up on Concussion—Lehigh University

Tackling Head Injuries—Lehigh University

MED Week Celebrates minority owned businesses—The Philadelphia Tribune

NextFab’s Expansion is also an Evolution from Makerspace to Incubator—Grid

And the 2017 Stellar StartUps Finalists are...—

Using Your Head: Student Invents Detection Tool After Concussion—The Brown and White at Lehigh University

From Global Studies to Entrepreneurship: Jessie Garcia—Lehigh University

Jessie Garcia Uses Her Head to Save Lives—NextFab

How She Got There: Jessie Garcia '12 & '13, Founder & CEO of Tozuda—Her Campus

Trailblazing Innovation—Resolve Magazine at Lehigh University

Lehigh Women Encourage Peers to Innovate—Lehigh University

TEDxLehighRiver: Innovation Alley—TEDxLehighRiver