Meet Lasse From Levitate
Today I talk with Lasse W. Madsen, the CEO and Co-founder of the sports tech startup Levitate. Lasse is an amputee runner himself and his mission is to give people with disabilities simple access to affordable sports equipment they need in order to live an active life. His company Levitate produces running blades that amputees can install themselves. Interested, well lean back and hear from Lasse himself.
The Full Episode
Post by Bjoern Eser, the creator of The Active Amputee.
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