My name is Evan Rapoport and I’m a rapid evaluator of moonshots, startup mentor, storyteller, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and was previously in Hawaii, Virginia, and New York.
I’m a Product Manager on the Rapid Evaluation team at Google[x], which is Google’s “moonshot factory” that explores new products outside of the company’s core business areas. We look for products that can address a global problem via a radical solution that requires a breakthrough technology. I’m part of an incredible team that rapidly evaluates new moonshot ideas.
Before moving to California in 2011, I lived by the beach in Kailua, Hawaii. I built and designed map-based tracking solutions for adventure travelers, ocean-focused hands-on learning tools for STEM education, and brain-computer interfaces for severely disabled individuals. These efforts were funded by DARPA, NSF, and NOAA.
I’m also building a bridge between Silicon Valley and Hawaii. Not literally.