The development of JAWKU began in a dorm room at Cornell Universty by John Wells, a college football player. John knew there was a need in the marketplace because this was a product that he needed as an athlete. There was no accessible tool that could track speed, agility and reaction time accurately, especially when a coach wasn’t available. He saw the opportunity for a technology that could be used on its own, without a coach, teammate, or expensive training system needed to track activity. This was a chance to liberate athletes. So instead of waiting until after graduation, he got to work filling that gap while still in school. He began working with one of his college professors and eventually turned an independent study project into a game-changing training device, JAWKU Speed.
From its initial product focus on speed, agility and reaction time measurement, JAWKU has broadened to deliver products to support the full ecosystem for athletes: testing, training, performance and recovery.
John Wells, CEO
A perpetual problem solver, lifelong athlete, and college football player. John has been designing and creating since he was a child, securing three patents before he graduated high school. Now as the CEO of JAWKU, he helms the development, operations, and vision for the brand.