Thank you to Mahsa Riar, 6th grader from Belmont Ridge Middle School and YEA Class of 2019 Alumni for answering a few of our questions. Congratulations on receiving the title of Saunders Scholar and an investment of $1,500. Mahsa will be traveling to Rochester, NY on May 3rd to compete at the National Saunders Scholar Competition representing Loudoun County.
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1. How does it feel to receive an investment? What do you plan on using the money towards?
I feel great! It is an honor to be selected as the Saunders Scholar winner for Loudoun. I plan on using to the money to buy an advanced 3D printer. I will use that printer to print more durable and affordable prosthetics. The printer will also give the prosthetic more functionality, detail, and quality.
I hope I’ll be able to use this investment to reach out to as many children as I can with limb loss in the US and around the world.
2. Tell us about your company.
Limitless Limb LLC creates personalized, creative, and expressive prosthetics for children with limb differences using 3D technology. We are dedicated to equipping children with functional 3D printed prosthetics, enabling them to live a life without limitations, and empowering them to achieve their full potential. Our goal is to offer 3D printed, robust prosthetics at an affordable cost. Limitless Limb will help children to live better, with the ability to manage various tasks. While prosthetic limbs typically set families back thousands of dollars, Limitless Limb founder, Mahsa Riar, created a functional limb for just a fraction of the cost. Limitless Limb is committed to providing the best possible solutions for our customers.
3. What was the inspiration behind creating your company?
I have always been inspired to make a change in the world. While in 5th grade, I started my own business 3D Cool Prints, where I 3d print trinkets and jewelry and sell them, as a hobby. When I read a book about a girl who lost her leg in an accident and couldn’t afford a prosthetic, it opened up a whole world of possibilities for me and I realized that I could make 3D Cool Prints so much more. That’s when I started Limitless Limb with one goal in mind, to make a change!
4. What will you be doing with the money?
I plan on using to the money to buy an advanced 3D printer. I will use that printer to print more durable and affordable prosthetics. The printer will also give the prosthetic more functionality, detail, and quality.
5. What has been your proudest moment during the YEA program?
My proudest moment was when my name was called up as the Grand winner. I felt so honored and excited to be representing Loudoun at YEA Nationals.
6. What is your favorite moment from YEA so far?
My favorite moment was our CEO roundtable, where I had the opportunity to meet Loudoun’s real-world CEOs, and learning from their failures and successes.
But, my most favorite moments throughout the program was walking into class and K.C.’s smiling face. 🙂
7. What advice would you give to the Class of 2020?
I would advise the students to pick the idea that they are most passionate about and sell the problem they solve, not the product.