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This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with Khamzat Asabaev, refugee from Chechnya and cofounder of SoftSmile, a software tool that helps dentists provide affordable, quality orthodontic treatment. Khamzat pursued entrepreneurship to make basic services accessible to all, after experiencing a lack of access to basic care as a refugee and a minority. Refugees like Khamzat face terrible circumstances, but through resilience and fortitude, often make significant contributions to their adopted homeland, with higher rates of employment and entrepreneurship. That means they give back far more than we gave them, as you’ll discover in this week’s JobMakers.
Khamzat Asabaev is cofounder and CEO of SoftSmile, which provides doctors with proprietary treatment planning tools that make high-quality orthodontic care affordable and accessible to patients everywhere. Khamzat graduated from Columbia Law School with a master’s in law before continuing his career at Linklaters, the leading global firm, working between London, Moscow, New York and the Middle East. At the same time, he founded and co-founded several startups, including a braces producer in Switzerland (3D Med) and a car-sharing company in Dubai (Motor).
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