Age 17, Grade 12, Georgetown District High School
How did you come up with the idea?
Having a hearing loss myself, I was looking for a solution for a new notification process. After thinking about the wide variety of technology accessories and functions, it came to my realization that the use of light was minimal. Once I brainstormed I came up with the Multicase and have built my pitch from there!
Who do you look up to and why?
I have always looked up to those who dedicate their life to volunteering and making a change in this world. From Angelina Jolie to the staff of the Starkey Hearing Foundation (a foundation who donates hearing aids to kids and adults around the world who cannot afford them). Whether the action is big or small it is the change that matters, and I look up to those people greatly. The Starkey Hearing Foundation has given me the gift of sound, and I know first hand what a small gesture can do.
What’s next for you?
I’m not entirely certain of what the future holds. But my next step will be to further my studies at the University of Ottawa for Communication Studies in French Immersion. I hope to one day work for a non-profit organization and make a change in this world.
What did you learn from Pythons’ Pit?
I learned so much from the Pythons Pit. My presentation skills have improved as well as my knowledge of the business/entrepreneurship world. I have learned to collaborate with mentors and how to take criticism, and also I have learned about so many resources that I barely knew existed! This program has benefited me in so many ways and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve any skills.
Amy’s Mentor: Dieter Staudinger, Dundas, ON
As the founder and CEO of eMediaConsulting.ca, my team and I help entrepreneurs, professionals and business owners gain authority and expert status in their industry through our innovative “done with you” book writing and publishing services.
Why did you choose to be a mentor?
As a mentor, my goal and passion was to provide my mentee with perspective, valuable feedback and to make suggestions that would enable them to improve not only their chance of winning the Python’s Pit but also grow personally as well as an entrepreneur. Ultimately becoming successful in their lives and business, long term.
What have you got out of mentoring?
I have a strong background in high performance sports and have always had coaches and mentors, so my greatest joy and satisfaction as a mentor is seeing young, inspired entrepreneurs succeed in making their dreams become reality and serve humanity through their innovative products and services.