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Game Changing Head Protection

We believe 2nd Skull, Inc. is a leader in head protection and endeavors to redefine and innovate protective headgear through its patented products featuring Impact Absorption Technology. 2nd Skull is turning to the future to develop and launch a sensor-enabled wearable product line. These products are expected to enable the detection and communication of data in real-time that has not been available before. 2nd Skull looks to revolutionize protective headgear across all verticals, not just athletics.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$60,495.75 Raised

Reasons to Invest

1. A rapidly growing marketplace moving directly into 2nd Skull's sweet-spot and R&D focus

  • Protective Equipment estimated at a total of $69 billion in the US today, growing at a CAGR of +8.2% (SourceSourceSource)

2. A strong foundation

  • Existing products and proven leaders pave the path to scale the existing international business and to disrupt the marketplace with sensor enabled product lines.

3. A versatile product line

  • Product offerings seamlessly translate across verticals, across individual sports and activities, serve multiple purposes, and accommodate nearly the entire population without requiring modifications.


A son’s bike ride that started it all

Over the summer of 2010, Founder and VP of Innovation, Federico Olivares saw his son fall down and hit his head hard on the concrete. He realized that in a split second their lives could've been changed forever. He felt helpless but knew at that very moment that he had to do something about this. Olivares had a thought, if there was one product that could add protection to any sport helmet, what would it look like?  With this thought a journey began to help answer that question with 2nd Skull.


Head protection needs to be practical with a cool & fashionable look

Accidents happen. Sometimes these accidents can be serious, and the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 2.8M Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. (Source)  We commonly associate head injuries with sports, but they can happen almost anywhere. Today, many protective pieces look awkward or weird.  They often are perceived as being uncool or unfashionable.


Thankfully 2nd Skull has been hard at work to introduce head protection that can be used in nearly every setting, regardless of the activity. We put a tremendous amount of special care and attention into making protective products that are thin, lightweight, breathable, and practical, all while featuring stylish branding and mainstream looks. Meet 2nd Skull head protection.



Protection with Detection

2nd Skull offers an optimized suite of products that can meet the most grueling demands of users, no matter the environment. Our products are as practical as they are fashionable, allowing our users to look and feel just like the pros do. These products are thin, lightweight, breathable, and feature stalwart impact protection.

Our line of products are scientifically engineered to reduce impact. 2nd Skull products feature Poron XRD, a material with extreme impact reducing properties.  These special urethane molecules are soft and flexible at rest but possess the unique capability to harden under sudden pressure, meeting and dissipating energy before it reaches the head.

Looking Ahead

2nd Skull is now turning its focus to the research and development of '2nd Skull IQ;' a sensor-equipped wearable line of head protection. We envision the future product line to include the gathering and communicating of information in real-time. This data is limitless: it provides insights into an otherwise cloudy world of unknowns with eventual value to inform players, parents, coaches, medical staff, corporate HR/safety teams, etc. 

Our business model can be divided into multiple segments. We market and sell our products in settings that span the spectrum of customer touch points.  This includes direct-to-consumer interactions on our website and social media channels; athletic venues and events, online marketplaces like Amazon, and through a network of international distributors in athletics, industrial, and military verticals.


2nd Skull’s versatility transcends sports

2nd Skull differentiates itself by offering customers true utility. This wide-ranging versatility of 2nd Skull products span verticals that aren't typically crossed. The same 2nd Skull Pro-Cap worn under a helmet in the Super Bowl can also be worn under a hard hat, military helmet, or on it's own in a physical therapy rehabilitation room by a patient with elevated fall risk concerns.

Within athletics, our specialized line of products can be used in both helmeted and non-helmeted activities.  2nd Skull skullcaps can be added to add additional protection and improve a helmet's efficacy or 2nd Skull headbands can be used by those participating in soccer, basketball, volleyball, or other similar sports.

Outside of athletics, 2nd Skull products can help to protect workers in industrial settings, military servicemen and servicewomen, and those working in confined space or high-risk environments.

2nd Skull IQ represents the next step in the evolution of head protection.


We have the technology and IP in place to change the game

2nd Skull has patents, relationships, and the team in place to disrupt and change the game forever. 2nd Skull has the intellectual property in place to protect the current product line and to bring future product innovation to market.  2nd Skull IQ can become a reality in the very near future and this wearable product line is in the development stage and on the way to becoming a game changer. These future products are already in their prototypical stages and are on their way to become full additions to our lineup.

2nd Skull has a tremendous roster of partnerships and relationships.  Beginning with product development grant from the National Football League as part of the HeadHealth Tech Challenge, 2nd Skull has since secured a partnership with international distributors and The Major League Baseball Players' Association.

To better serve the military market 2nd Skull has reached a distribution agreement with ADS, Inc. ADS is a leading outlet and distributor for multiple government and municipal agencies, including all branches of the US Military.

2nd Skull also has multiple agreements in place with distributors serving the industrial marketplace.  A number of customers, including some of the largest aerospace manufacturers, count on 2nd Skull protective headwear to help keep their staff safe.


Help us to introduce cutting-edge technology to multiple markets and to improve lives.

2nd Skull represents the rare investment opportunity to improve livelihoods, to define an entire product category, to bring new levels of safety and understanding into multiple industries. The patents, products, team, and ambition are firmly in place to lead 2nd Skull into the future.  Join us on our journey to make a difference and to bring 2nd Skull IQ wearable headgear to every athletic field and beyond. Join us and invest in 2nd Skull today.

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4800 Liberty Ave Ste 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

We believe 2nd Skull, Inc. is a leader in head protection and endeavors to redefine and innovate protective headgear through its patented products featuring Impact Absorption Technology. 2nd Skull is turning to the future to develop and launch a sensor-enabled wearable product line. These products are expected to enable the detection and communication of data in real-time that has not been available before. 2nd Skull looks to revolutionize protective headgear across all verticals, not just athletics.


Federico Olivares Velasco
Federico Olivares Velasco
Member - Board of Directors / VP of Innovation

Federico Olivares Velasco is the Founder of 2nd Skull, Inc. He serves on the Company’s Board of Directors and is the Vice President of Innovation. He has over 20 years of marketing and innovation leadership roles, including positions that span Fortune 200 and Global 500 companies. A serial entrepreneur, Federico is a visionary comfortable leading all phases of the product design and iteration life cycle design. Federico manages product development and innovation efforts for 2nd Skull.

Greg Czerpak

Greg Czerpak

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Greg Czerpak is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at 2nd Skull, Inc. He is an experienced and seasoned executive in the sports retailing space and has led a number of product initiatives and launches in sporting goods and sports technology. Greg has over 20 years of experience leading teams in merchandise strategy and operations. Originally joining 2nd Skull as President & Chief Operating Officer, Greg continues managing the day-to-day operations and key business relationships.

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch

Member - Board of Directors / VP of Business Development

Kevin Lynch is the Vice President of Business Development at 2nd Skull, Inc. He serves on the Company’s Board of Directors and manages partnership accounts. Kevin also coordinates product testing procedures, raw material procurement, and manufacturing activities. With 25 years of capital formation experience in a variety of business settings, Kevin manages investor relations and compliance efforts for 2nd Skull.

Dr. Michael Oh, MD

Dr. Michael Oh, MD

Director, Board of Directors

Dr. Michael Oh serves as a Director on the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Oh is Vice Chairman of Education and Director of Spine Surgery at the University of California Irvine. He also is a Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine’s School of Medicine / Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Oh has experience as an independent consultant to the National Football League and provides valuable insights, opinion, and support for 2nd Skull.


2nd Skull
Aug 9, 2022
$10k - $1.07M
Preferred Stock
Series A Preferred Stock

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Company Perks*

Early Bird

Friends and Family - First 7 days | 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 7 days | 10% bonus

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 days | 5% bonus shares


Tier 1 Perk — Invest $350+ and receive 5% bonus shares

Tier 2 Perk — Invest $1000+ and receive lifetime product discount code to save 25% at + 8% bonus shares

Tier 3 Perk — Invest $2,500+ and receive lifetime product discount code to save 25% at + 2nd Skull athletic apparel 'swag' gift + 10% bonus shares

Tier 4 Perk — Invest $5,000+ and receive lifetime product discount code to save 40% at + 2nd Skull athletic apparel 'swag' gift + an Apple watch wearable gift + 12% bonus shares

Tier 5 Perk — Invest $10,000+ and receive lifetime discount code to save 40% at + 2nd Skull athletic apparel 'swag' gift + an Apple watch wearable gift + a free 2nd Skull Pro Series Band and free 2nd Skull Pro Series Cap+ 15% bonus shares.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for, with the exception of “audience-based” bonuses.

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*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

2nd Skull Inc will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Series A Preferred Stock at $10 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Series A Preferred Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $1,000. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

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Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

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Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.



Last Chance & Thank You!

Thank you for your interest in 2nd Skull and for following our campaign.  We appreciate your time and consideration in learning about our mission and in supporting our company's critical work.


This is our final campaign update and your last opportunity to invest in 2nd Skull on StartEngine.   

Our sincerest thanks on behalf of the 2nd Skull Team.


Final 12 hours

Today is the final day that the 2nd Skull campaign will be live.  Invest now before it is too late!



It's the final opportunity to join the 2nd Skull roster.

If you've been considering investing in 2nd Skull- now is the time to act.  2nd Skull's campaign on StartEngine has only a few hours remaining and we hope that you decide to come aboard and join the team.


Don't miss your shot!

There are now only 4 DAYS REMAINING in the 2nd Skull crowdfunding offering on StartEngine, and you can participate for as little as $150.  

At every turn there is an opportunity for 2nd Skull to provide the head protection that you need while pursuing your passion.  2nd Skull is proud to protect and sponsor the 'Carolina Crisis' professional paintball team.


Don't miss this opportunity- there are only 5 days left!!

Time is running out to join the team focused on revolutionizing head protection with cool & fashionable look.

At 2nd Skull we have the technology, intellectual property, and partnerships in place to change the game. 

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Don't miss your opportunity to join the team!!

2nd Skull's crowdfunding campaign will soon end, and we hope that you join us in working to improve head-health.


A message from a coach and father of five...

"I recommend that ANYONE that plays any sport wear a 2nd Skull."

-Coach Anthony Stone

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US Patent & Trademark Office approves another 2nd Skull patent application!

We are thrilled to share that 2nd Skull has received the official notification of allowance from the US Patent & Trademark Office and that a utility patent is being granted for the 2nd Skull Pro-Band product.  

The 2nd Skull Pro-Band is engineered specifically for the sport of soccer and has been developed for use at the highest of levels.  This product boasts a 5-panel design with 360 degree protection and is now patent protected.


Study on the Effectiveness of 2nd Skull Products

One question that athletes, parents, coaches, and team's medical staffs commonly ask is "how effective are 2nd Skull products at reducing impact in my sport"?  Although no product will ever fully eliminate the potential of head injuries from sports, below are a few excerpts from research and a white paper produced by Boston University, a leading institution in head health research in the US, that is aimed at answering this question of efficacy.  Simulations in some of the most common athletic environments were studied with the following contained in the Boston University white paper:

     "While complete mitigation of sports-related brain injuries is currently limited to no play, 2nd Skull products demonstrate promising mediating effects and have adaptable features for scalable use at all levels of sports participation."   {pg# 8}

     "Although there are subtle variabilities in the level of improvement for each simulation, the results display a general pattern of reduced impact reaching the head with the addition of 2nd Skull products."   {pg# 5}

     "2nd Skull headbands were tested on force improvement [according to the severity index methodology] using soccer simulations at a single laboratory on two areas of impact (front and side) where the addition of the headband resulted in 54% and 60% improvement respectively."    {pg# 4}

     "There are a considerable number of reports on projectile impact via a bat or ball to the front of the head in baseball and softball catchers [Beyer et al., 2012; Cusimano et al., 2017].  This 2nd Skull study showed reduced impact at the front of the head for both baseball by 44% and softball by 51%, which exhibits the promising effect of the 2nd Skull caps in confronting this issue." ... "Improvements were observed at all areas of impact for both softball and baseball simulations, ranging between 30% at rear and 60% at rear boss for softball and 13% at the rear and 44% at the front of the head for baseball."   {pgs# 4-5}  

     "Four areas of impact [front, side, rear, and top] were tested for hockey simulations.  Improvement was observed in all tests ranging from 14% at the left side of the head for rotational impacts to 37% at the top of the head from linear impact."  {pg# 4}

    "...Four areas of impact for lacrosse simulation at one laboratory.  All four areas benefited from the addition of the 2nd Skull Cap with improvements ranging from 12% at the top of the head to 38% at the side.  {pg# 4}


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Greg Parker

9 months ago

Will you be opening up again for more investors?



Darrell Hurston


a year ago

Hello, I am a youth football coach and have a son that plays youth football U7 and U9. I was very worried about head injuries at his age, 7, so I went ahead and sprung for a helmet by Vicis. This was a heavy purchase but I felt comfortable in the technology. How would you compare the performance of Vicis to 2nd Skull with a, let's say, Schutt helmet.



Christopher Zusin


a year ago

Do you have plans to expand into other form factors like shin guards for soccer or leg pads for hockey?



Vikram Sharma


a year ago

It looks you don't have exclusive access to Poron XRD material - is that correct? Poron XRD seems to be available across multiple vendors online - is it the same material? Thanks



Dennis Kluk


a year ago

I didn't see any mention of the cost. This may not be an issue for pro or college teams, but would these be affordable for high school, youth programs or individuals. Especially for a product that I could see kids easily losing.



Chase Youngman


a year ago

Perhaps I missed this in the materials, but I'm curious what the feedback from players has been pertaining to potential sensor/smart applications. While several companies are selling skullcaps that seems to be your most promising differentiator. Is it possible to develop something that could flag an impact to the head to the training staff to evaluate for concussion? Thanks!



joanne krzywicki


a year ago

Who are your main competitors?



Yogi Dave


a year ago

Has this technology been adapted by the NFL yet? Are there any players using it? I feel there are a few competitors making similar products and wanted to know what makes yours better?



Christopher Zusin


a year ago

1. I see you have a partnership with a provider of defense products/services, but what are your efforts to pursue defense-related grants or loans for R&D? 2. Are your products Berry-compliant...i.e., are you positioned to be a preferred provider to the DoD? 3. Is your IP relying predominantly on design patents, or do you have stronger protection by way of utility patents? 4. What are the regulatory risks related to your product (i.e., certifications/approvals, oversight)? 5. "Snug and secure" fitting is critical to proper helmet protection in *any* application. How do your products affect helmet fit? 6. How do you achieve product breathability under a helmet? I played many years of roller hockey (i.e., lots of hot padding but playing in hot, unconditioned spaces) and helmet ventilation is critical to avoid overheating. 6. Ditto Greg P.: What were your 2021 revenues? 7. Why is your offering window so short?



Greg Parker

a year ago

Hello, I love the idea. Ive had multiple concussions growing up playing sports (mainly football) and head safety is always the major concern. Can you go in more detail about your distribution so far and the revenue thats be generated in the last year? As well as the first quarter of 2022? Just want some more detail before investing. Thanks!




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