Satoshi Sugie

  • Current company WHILL
  • Country Japan

WHILL is reinventing the wheelchair. Inspired when a wheelchair user told him, “I’ve given up on even going to the grocery store two blocks away,” founder Satoshi Sugie and his team went to work designing a lighter, smaller and more mobile device than the market’s other options. Already awarded numerous accolades for their design, the company has raised US$30 million and has a presence in both Japan and the US, where it has received FDA approval.

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