Darf Ich Vorstellen: Lasse Von Levitate
Heute spreche ich mit Lasse W. Madsen, dem CEO und Mitbegründer des Sport-Tech-Startups Levitate. Lasse ist selbst Sportler und oberschenkel-amputiert und hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, Menschen mit Behinderungen einfachen Zugang zu erschwinglichen Sportgeräten zu verschaffen, die sie für ein aktives Leben benötigen. Sein Unternehmen Levitate stellt Running Blades her, die Amputierte selbst montieren können. Interessiert? Dann lehnt euch sich zurück und hört die Details von Lasse selbst.
Das Komplette Interview (auf Englisch)
Bericht von Björn Eser, dem Gründer von und Macher hinter The Active Amputee.
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Double amputee circus artist
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