Newton is a social entrepreneur currently in his 2nd year at the Commerce Program in Queen’s University. He’s a former national badminton champion, founder of 2 non profits, and runs his own web development and graphic design firm ePropel. His first non-profit Project 5K is a student run organization dedicated to encouraging volunteerism and giving back to the community. His second non-profit is called SJMF Youth, and raises money each year to travel to and build houses in the Dominican Republic. He’s also a super nice guy and good friend of mine. I actually interviewed him after he graciously let my friend Lucy and I room at his house on our visit to Queen’s (right before running out to catch a bus back to Toronto). I hope you enjoy!
Newton is a participant in Ontario’s Summer Company Program, where he started his own business ePropel. It is a web development, graphic design, and digital marketing firm. Over the course of our talk, we ended up talking a little about his business, a lot of which might help a lot of people who may be interested in entrepreneurship themselves!