When a man drowned during a triathlon that Pat Hughes was also competing in several years ago, it was a life-changing moment for the shaken Hughes.

“It seemed like a very preventable tragedy,” Hughes said.

So Hughes and suburban Milwaukee high school classmate Mike Fox set out to develop what they envision as “the world’s thinnest, most versatile life jacket.”

Their product, the Wingman, won the top award Wednesday for their startup company, Hyde, at the 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan contest. Read the full State Journal story here.