Penta is a nonprofit social venture that repurposes second-hand and surplus medical equipment from the U.S. to bring high-quality, low-cost care to amputees around the world. Founders Trang Duong ‘18. Henry Iseman, and Victor Wang were inspired to find a solution for the roughly 90% of the world’s 100 million amputees who lack access to proper prosthetic care and equipment. Founded in 2018, Penta has expanded into 16 countries and partners with nonprofit organizations, healthcare institutions, and governments around the world.
Penta was the recipient of the first ever Brown Venture Prize in 2018, and won the Yale College Dean’s Challenge on Social Innovation in 2017. It was included on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Healthcare in 2019, and was part of the Clinton Global Initiative University Innovation Fund. Read Penta’s feature in Inc. here.