We are thrilled to introduce our final Founder Story of this year’s series that features the amazing Mohamed Dhaouafi, CEO and Founder of Cure Bionics!
Cure Bionics is a Tunisian-based startup creating 3D-printed and customizable bionics prosthetic arms that enhance the human body with multi-grip functionality and empowering aesthetics for below-elbow amputee adults and children aged 8 and above with the aim to make them more accessible and cool-to-wear.
Learn more below…
A time-coded transcript of this video is available for download and the script is also available below.
Mohamed Dhaouafi, CEO and Founder of Cure Bionics [00:00:00]
Technology is life changing, and I guess when technology is dedicated for change, it’s limitless.
I am Mohamed Dhaouafi, I’m from Tunisia, I’m 29 years old and I’m the CEO and founder of Cure Bionics. We empower people with limb differences through 3D printed and customizable bionic arms.
Since my childhood, I found that engineers are everywhere and are essential in every field. And I decided to do engineering because I was really passionate about creating things and fixing things. I never thought I would be creating prosthetics one day.
Everything started doing this to the challenge, however, the moment that changed everything with me was meeting an eight year old boy who was in hospital in Tunisia who lost a hand and a leg in an electric shock. I decided to change his life one day.
I decided to take it as my graduation project instead of going abroad. Then I graduated and I didn’t have enough money to continue the journey. I started working on a private incubator and I started applying for grants. And, yeah, it was the real beginning in late 2018.
When I started digging deep into statistics. I was shocked. We are talking about more than 30 million people globally who are having limb differences and only five percent can afford one. So that was something that made me think that that can be a purpose and that can be something worth fighting for. And that’s what I’m doing today and I’m proud of it.
So we did quite good things in the last three years. I made it to the list 30 under 30 Forbes for 2020, MIT Technology Review, 35 under 35 innovators and the Global one and Obama Foundation. Africa Leader, we made it as a finalist at the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge And I’m on the Time Magazine next generation leader list.
Everyone was trying to make something to change the world. And that excited me a lot and gave me a lot of energy to contribute to that and to have a legacy.
So the Remarkable program is doing both individual and collective mentoring and support programs. And the most important thing that made me feel happy and proud of being part of it is that they’re like a supportive family, so they care about us as individuals and their support of their understanding, and they keep pushing us forward.
No one should be excluded from this world because of any sort of disabilities. We want to make the life of others better and to unleash their full potential to give them equal opportunities to others.
Meet Mohamed at our online Demo Day on Tuesday the 13th of July! Registrations are essential.