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Pythons’ Pit is an entrepreneurial Dragons’ Den type of contest developed by the Rotary Clubs of Halton to give aspiring entrepreneurs and students an opportunity to pitch their business ideas for cash prizes. Pythons’ Pit is supported by presenting sponsors RBC and MNP LLP and several community sponsors, partners and rotary clubs.

Malcom Freeman of AeroRig Solutions from Georgetown, ON is a finalist in the OPEN category of Pythons’ Pit. When asked how his idea germinated, he said “The seed for a truck aerodynamics company spouted almost ten years ago when travelling through southern Ontario and I noticed how many trucks were out there and how trucks have changed very little over the decades.” He has since invented a solution to make trucks more efficient and save on fuel costs.

Malcolm heard about Pythons’ Pit through his daughter’s high school business class and when he learned about the mentoring and training that the program provided, he felt it was the right thing for him to do to develop his idea. When asked by his mentor Rod, what the best piece of advice that he has received to date, Malcolm refers to the MNP information session that was provided to the finalists where he learned that to succeed, you must persevere. “I think it is important to listen to as many opinions as possible when it comes to developing a new business, or a new invention. There will always be negative input, but perhaps that negative input will be the next piece of inspiration that will lead to overcoming the problem. “

Will Malcolm be the lucky recipient of the $20,000 first place prize at Pythons’ Pit? Come and find out as well as witness pitches from the high school division on Mon May 4th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Doors to the theatre open at 6:30pm and seating is FREE. More details are available at

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TOP: Mark Suan presented with an award, along with Corpus Christi secondary teacher; Carl Van Landschoot and Mark's father. BOTTOM: Jennifer Palfi photographed during the Pythons' Pit event.

TOP: Mark Suan presented with an award, along with Corpus Christi secondary teacher; Carl Van Landschoot and Mark’s father. BOTTOM: Jennifer Palfi photographed during the Pythons’ Pit event.

On April 26, 2014, Jennifer Palfi and Mark Suan, Halton Catholic secondary student finalists entered the Pythons’ Pit to pitch their innovative business ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience.

The Pythons’ Pit is a competition that provides an opportunity for creative, entrepreneurial students in the Halton Region to present their business concepts and product ideas, in hopes of winning a grand prize.

Jennifer Palfi, grade 10 student at Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School amazed the judges and audience with her idea of Smart Tasks; an online database that allows users to outsource small tasks or jobs. Approved users in the area can respond and complete the task to get paid.

Mark Suan, grade 12 student at Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School came up with the brilliant idea of Cyclo-Charger, a portable cell phone charger, which harnesses and converts the kinetic energy produced from cycling into electrical energy to charge a cellphone. As a result, Mark defeated the Pythons and came out as a winner in the high school competition category.

Congratulations on a job well done to our Halton Catholic students; Jennifer Palfi and Mark Suan!


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