Samantha Payne is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Open Bionics; an award-winning startup developing low-cost bionic hands that look and feel good, for amputees or those born without a hand. She was named as one of the top 25 women in robotics by Robohub and Marie Claire’s Top Women In Tech. Open Bionics has also won multiple other awards for innovation, including being named one of the top 50 robotics businesses in the world alongside Google and Amazon. Samantha has a background in journalism and digital marketing, and was shortlisted for the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. When not working with amputees and building a business, Samantha freelances as a journalist with an interest in technology and startups.