Danny Castonguay, Alumni
2013 MBA, Sloan School of Managment
"I aim to promote the sustainability of a business model that is profitable and helps the community at the same time."
In his first visit to the Philippines, Danny was impressed by the number, drive, and enthusiasm of small-scale entrepreneurs there. In order to help them succeed on a larger scale, Danny’s project leverages the proliferation of web-enabled phones to allow small scale food producers within the Philippines to sell directly to consumers, accept online payment, arrange shipping and packaging logistics, and connect with lenders and investors. This promises to provide a far more sustainable and efficient marketing mechanism to the Philippine’s six million farmers and fishers.
Danny graduated with a Masters in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2007 and spent three years working as a business analyst for McKinsey & Company. Capitalizing on his engineering background and management consulting experience, Danny also incorporated a software development company in Montreal in 2010. After observing the Philippines’ rich environmental and human resources, Danny was inspired to combine these assets with his technological and business acumen to drive efficiency, reduce waste, and allow scalability for indigenous small businesses.