Google Impact Challenge committed $20 million in grants behind nonprofits using emerging technologies to increase independence for people living with disabilities. ProPortion is among the nonprofits that has received a grant from Google.org towards LegBank- reaching out to low-income amputees.
The 26th of January 2016, Bill Gates came to the Netherlands and two innovative entrepreneurial initiatives were invited to pitch. LegBank was one of them!
The Cordaid Social AdVenture, targets high value social entrepreneurial initiatives. During the eventon the 8th of December 2015 11 finalists pitched their ideas. The legbank initiative, presented Merel Rumping from ProPortion, went home with two awards, one for the first prize and one for the jury prize.
The ASN Bank believes that innovation is society instigated and therefore it organises the "ASN Bank World Award" since 2009, awarding projects with a very high potential and considerable global impact. LegBank was 1 out of 12 finalists left and secured the award!
OUR PRESENCE IN THE MEDIA
- Algemeen Dagblad (AD): Bill Gates lanceert World's Best Campagne Nederland
- Business News Radio (BNR): Nederlandse start-ups pithcen bij Bill Gates
- BNR: Radio-fragment (after 0:40sec)
- BNR: Radio-fragment
- Express Healthcare: Prosthetic limb Legbank receives 1 million Google grant
- India Education Diary: Prosthetic limb LegBank receives $1m Google grant
- Initiatives of Change: Dutch social entrepreneur goes out limb
- Grensverleggers, social entreprenerial platform: put-your-hands-up-for-colombia
- Linda: Merel-31-mocht-haar-idee-pitchen-aan-bill-gates
- Linda: Merel-31-ik-zet-bill-gates-gewoon-een-beetje-onder-druk
- NOS: Gates-geeft-geen-geld-maar-belooft-wel-aan-touwtjes-te-trekken.html
- NRC: De-goednieuwsmachine-van-bill-gates
- OneWorld: Voorbereiden-op-je-pitch-voor-bill-gates-hoe-doe-je-dat
- OneWorld: Gierende-zenuwen-en-een-glimlach-bij-pitches-aan-bill-gates
- OneWorld: Colombiaanse-protheses-en-ghanese-landkaarten
- OneWorld: Bill start ups: zweten-ghana-en-met-een-miljoen-naar-colombia
- Orthopaedic Design & Technology: prosthetic-limb-legbank-receives-1-million-google-grant
- PhysOrg: prosthetic-limb-legbank-1m-google
- RTL Z (talkshow): superrijken-en-goede-doelen
- Telegraaf: newspaper “Bedrijf Wil Onderbenen Voor Iedereen” (03.06.16)
- Voor de wereld van morgen (ASN Bank): bill-gates-gaat-netwerken-voor-wereldprijs-winnaar-legbank
- ZENOPA: advanced-low-cost-prosthetic-project-receives-google-funding