Forbes Magazine has named Brandon Burke, co-founder and chief product officer of LegWorks, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, as one of its 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs and innovators. LegWorks produces and delivers high-functioning and affordable prosthetic technology globally. The awards are given to “bold risk-takers putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade,” according to Forbes.
Burke was named in the social entrepreneurs category. LegWorks uses a multi-tiered pricing model that has allowed 30 percent of the company’s total volume to be sent to the developing world. Burke, who has a transfemoral amputation, uses the company’s prosthetic device. According to the award, LegWorks has served 1,300 patients and has $2.8 million in funding.