student entrepreneur and Public Speaker in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Born and raised in Colombia, Antony Diaz moved to Montreal, Quebec with his family a mere 4 years ago. Faced with an array of hurdles to overcome, including having to learn French in order to finish high school, he persevered and is already making a splash in the local business arena. Antony has won a multitude of prizes and awards from a variety of institutions and organizations, including ministries, embassies, Hydro Quebec and the Order of Engineers of Quebec, for his revolutionary innovation in the field of renewable energy. His company – Uvolt – is pioneering a cell phone battery charger that uses the human body as an energy source to power itself.
In his spare time, Antony has helped launch a VR project for hospitalised children, created a radio broadcast section, represented his country in Math Olympiads Competitions, and stays true to his mission to re-imagine the impossible and to inspire others.