Samantha Payne

Samantha Payne

media professional, entrepreneur, tech enthusiast,
Marketing • Sales/Bus Dev
Bristol, UK
  • Business Development
  • Business Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Research
  • Social Media
Open Bionics

COO and co-founder @Open Bionics • Co-Founder

A multi-award-winning robotics company creating affordable bionic hands.

Amazing things Samantha's made
At Open Bionics I am particularly proud of Grace's hand which I co designed and built. This involved glueing over 3,000 Swarovski crystals by hand. It was a 3D printed bionic hand that explored the realms of fashion, art, and personality. Grace's hand was a bionic hand that pushed the boundaries of a functional device into something much more personal. Grace loved it! If we can continue making bionic hands that make people smile that would be amazing.

Cody Simms Partner at Techstars recommended Open Bionics where Samantha is Co-Founder

The Open Bionics team are wonderfully gifted and innovative. They've done so incredibly much for such a small team, and it's because every single person working at the company knows that what they are doing directly changes people's lives. Joel is ultra-talented and is a world-class problem solver, and Sammy is a strong cross-functional leader -- together they make an awesome founding team. I've had the privilege of working with the company since mid-2015 when we invested in them via Disney Accelerator powered by Techstars, and I strongly endorse them as a team and company that is going to change the world....they already are doing so now.

Jill Burnett recommended Open Bionics where Samantha is Co-Founder

I'm the innovation manager at Bristol Robotics Laboratory and I run the BRL Technology Business Incubator. Its been great to see Open Bionics business develop from one (Joel) to many and their technology becoming increasingly capable and attractive. They are brilliant to work with - aspirational, communicate exceptionally well and do everything they say and more.