Forbes Magazine has named Brandon Burke, cofounder 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.