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Midia Shikh Hassan

Midia Shikh Hassan
Posted on 04/08/2019
Midia Shikh HassanAt just 26 years old, she has combined her drive to help others with a natural entrepreneurial mindset, resulting in a long list of accomplishments as a social entrepreneur and an even longer list of things she still wants to achieve.

Midia studied chemical engineering, health sciences and biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. She is a co-founder and CEO of Dextra, which uses 3D printing technology to provide prosthetics to amputees living in refugee camps. Dextra has been able to cut the cost of these prosthetics from thousands of dollars to $20.

Midia has also started and coordinated several programs to expand entrepreneurialism in different communities, and she was a mentor in the Women Startup Network, which provides support and peer-mentorship to women-led businesses in engineering and sciences.

Midia was awarded the 2018 Queen’s Young Leaders Award that recognizes exceptional community leaders across the commonwealth countries, who have made
a positive impact on the lives of others. She even traveled to London to receive the award from Queen Elizabeth II !
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