Juan Pineda is a relapsing entrepreneur. Instilled by his father, he always made a living from his own businesses. He started by setting up an airbrush workshop for motorcycles, helmets and cars; He also had a tattoo and piercing studio and a nightclub, among other things, and always with his own funds. In 2008 he was one of the entrepreneurs we featured on the same pages (#133, p66) when he developed and patented Blive-MiniElevador, a universal elevator system that fits under the seat of any type of wheelchair, and so on he can operated via a small control attached to the chair’s handrest.
“Now we have another patent in the same line of innovation: Blive-Ciclo, a bicycle that adapts to wheelchairs and allows a companion to move and enjoy a ride together with the disabled person using the wheelchair. ” explains Pineda, who, with the support of his partner José F. Gámez, presented this device from Málaga, which won them the gold medal for the best invention in the field of mobility, at the World Inventors’ Fair in Brussels.