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.
Robert resides in downtown Oakville. Born to a father of countless patented inventions, Robert was an innate designer and placed first at the Lego National Championship. His intuitive connection with mathematics and art, including sculpting, allow Robert to visualize and construct clever innovation. Robert is a finalist in this year’s Pythons’ Pit competition.
While Robert had noticed that he was gaining weight, he decided it was important to make healthy changes. This life altering decision provided him the opportunity to create a product that no one else had done – the Kinetic Resistance Apparatus.
Robert choose the Pythons’ Pit originally as a method of networking within the Halton Region. He has since formed many local business and personal relationships that prove to be helpful and fulfilling. Robert has captivated feedback, comments and personal stories which have enhanced the Kinetic Resistance Apparatus and its ability to aid health, wellness and even aerospace.
Family and friends have been Robert’s inspiration but mostly he attributes his invention to the bicycle – human powered, used as general fitness, includes military applications and has had an enormous effect on society.
The best advice that Robert has received to date was from Donna Messer, Donna encouraged him to “use his voice”.
Will Robert 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 www.PythonsPit.ca
Interviewed by: Alyson Woodbridge- Mentor