Entrant Profile

Matthew Maggio

Location: New Port Richey, Florida United States

Company: The ACUTIS Project

Profession: Student

Inspired by: Albert Einstein once said, "Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value". It is one of my favorite quotes and I try to live a life of values. Values that are important, that mean something from the core of your soul. Success to me is not valued in how much money I have. Success is measured in how much I cherish the small moments I have with my daughter or wife. Success to me means stopping on the side of the road to give a homeless man and his family , even when I can't really afford to. When I first had the idea in mind for the ACUTIS, I thought about the thousands of families in Puerto Rico whose electricity was non-existent from the hurricanes. I thought about the millions of other families that didn't have to be without electricity if the ACUTIS was made available.