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Fort Lauderdale-based Memic is dedicated to transforming surgery with its proprietary surgical robotic technology, the Hominis® platform
MIAMI, FL, October 21, 2021 — Endeavor Miami, an affiliate of the global Endeavor non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurship, announced today that it has selected Dvir Cohen, co-founder and chief executive officer of Memic Innovative Surgery Inc., to become an Endeavor Entrepreneur at the 20th Virtual International Selection Panel (ISP) held on October 19, 2021.
“Many entrepreneurs across a range of industries in South Florida are breaking barriers and bringing change to the region and the world in positive ways,” said Claudia Duran, managing director of Endeavor Miami. “We recognize the potential significant impact of the work led by local entrepreneurs and business leaders and are proud to select Dvir to join our community of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. With our support, Dvir will have access to a number of resources that we hope will advance the innovative work being done at Memic and help build broader awareness of the company’s unique and disruptive robotic surgical platform that is positioned to transform the surgical robotics sector and, more importantly, patients’ lives.”
Memic’s Hominis® platform is the first and only FDA-authorized surgical robot that features miniature humanoid-shaped arms, with shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints, providing human level dexterity and 360-degree articulation. Its compact and mobile design occupies a minimal footprint at a significant cost advantage compared to available robotic technology. Hominis is indicated for use in single site, natural orifice laparoscopic-assisted benign surgical procedures, including benign hysterectomy, via the transvaginal approach, which is shown to offer less pain, lower infection rates, faster recovery, and no visible scarring for patients.
“I am honored to be selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur and am grateful to Endeavor Miami for their support,” said Mr. Cohen. “At Memic, we believe that Hominis represents the most significant advancement in robotic soft tissue surgery in the last 20 years and will deliver great benefit to patients and their healthcare providers. Our team is committed to growing our business and the reach of our technology and we hope our efforts have a positive impact on the South Florida region and the world as we continue to build on our momentum.”
Endeavor’s ISP is the culmination of a rigorous, multi-step selection process where panels composed of top-tier global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors interview candidates about their business traction, leadership potential, and timing to further scale. In order for an entrepreneur to be selected, they must receive a unanimous vote from the entire panel. Each panel consists of world-class business leaders, giving targeted and thorough feedback as well as specific and actionable advice.
About Endeavor Miami
Endeavor Miami launched in September 2013 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global. Endeavor Miami’s entrepreneurs generated close to $340 million in revenues and more than 3,000 jobs in South Florida in 2020. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 32 companies and 51 entrepreneurs.
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Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to drive economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 70,000 individuals and selected more than 2,162 founders leading over 1,349 scale-up companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created more than three million jobs, generated more than $20 billion in revenue each year, and inspired future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 40 growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.
Memic, founded in 2013 and based in Tel Aviv, Israel with a wholly owned subsidiary based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a medical device company dedicated to transforming surgery with its proprietary surgical robotic technology. For more information, visit: https://memicmed.com/.
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