The Chair of our Fundraising Committee shares what inspires him to support Science World and why he believes this organization is vital to the future of BC.
In basketball, you’re more likely to sink a bank shot from certain positions on the court, even when you’re equal distances from the net. Why?
In Grade 8, living in a small town on Vancouver Island, Manny Padda was determined to find out.
His coach told him that if he wanted to play professionally, he needed to take 500 shots a day. So, Manny spent hours on the court. He measured angles and ball spins and calculated distances. Geometry and math empowered his dreams of pro-ball.
“When I realized science could help me get better at something I loved?” he reflects back. “That was pretty amazing.”
Today, he’s the Founder and Managing Director of New Avenue Capital, a private family office that invests into social-impact enterprises—tech companies that give back.
Though he pivoted away from basketball, his drive to confront challenges from every angle while using science is still a full-court press.