Brandon Burke, co-founder of 43North winner LegWorks, which is revolutionizing access to high-quality prosthetics for amputees, will be the featured speaker at the next Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series event on March 27.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
Burke also serves as chief product officer at LegWorks, a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes innovative and prosthetic technologies. He will talk about the company’s startup endeavor to bring mobility to amputees around the world and to provide an affordable and high-functioning knee that can be easily set up and used. In addition, he will discuss the company’s efforts to build partnerships in developing countries to supply prosthetic knees to people who would typically not have access or funds to buy their own.
In his lecture, Burke will also provide a personal perspective, having lost his leg above the knee at age 18. Today, he is an expert on prosthetic knee joints, and as a user of the company’s All-Terrain Knee, is an innovator on product technology and taps into his connections with many partner organizations in the prosthetic field.
“LegWorks has served more than 500 amputees in the developing world, and I walk on the exact same product that we send out to amputees in countries like Cambodia, Fiji, and Mexico,” said Burke. “Amputees in 19 low- and middle-income countries have been fitted with the All-Terrain Knee.
The Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Daemen Entrepreneurship Program, features speakers who recognize the potential that exists in the region through development, revitalization efforts, new programming, job creation, or collaborative endeavors.