Join Amanda Boxtel, Founder and Executive Director of Bridging Bionics Foundation, on Wednesday, September 9th for LIVE@LIFT: Adversity Advantage & Accessibility. During this virtual event, Rebecca Gray, Comcast NBCUniversal’s Executive Director of Military & Veteran Affairs will join Amanda to discuss resilience in the face of adversity, as a human and as a founder, and dive into opportunities for innovators and technologists to create solutions that are accessible for all.
We are all facing some level of challenge during these unprecedented times–professionally, personally, and especially in the world of startups and entrepreneurship. Amanda Boxtel wants us to flip our challenges on their head and turn adversity into an advantage. What problems need solving? What products could you build to create impact and change? Amanda took a life changing skiing accident in a foreign country and turned it into an opportunity not only for herself, but for thousands of others through her company Bridging Bionics. In this session Amanda will join Comcast NBCUniversal’s Executive Director of Military & Veteran Affairs, Rebecca Gray, to discuss resilience in the face of adversity, as a human and as a founder, and dive into opportunities for innovators and technologists to create solutions that are accessible for all.
On February 27th, 1992 a freak skiing accident rendered Amanda Boxtel a paraplegic. While her spinal cord injury took away her ability to walk, it didn’t take away her ability to dream. Amanda currently serves as Founder and Executive Director for Bridging Bionics Foundation, which aims to bridge human mobility with exoskeletons and bionic technology by giving the gift of mobility to those in need. Amanda was honored as one of CNN Heroes Top 10 finalists for 2018. CNN Heroes honors everyday people changing the world. In 1996 Amanda co-founded Challenge Aspen, a non-profit that enables individuals with disabilities to realize their potential through recreation. Amanda has been featured as a speaker at numerous conferences and venues around the world including TED and Singularity University’s European Summit where she presented the first hybrid 3D printed exoskeleton in the world.