David Chouinard

Hi, I'm David

Lego Mindstorms was the best Christmas present I had ever received. I desperately wanted more parts, but my family couldn’t afford it. At 13, I decided to pitch an after school robotics program to my school: I figured they’d let me use the parts outside of class. The sea of motors and sensors was incredibly enabling — and I accidentally discovered human interactions, too.

Today, I’m just as hungry, passionate and relentlessly resourceful. Harvard grad, I helped build FlightAware, grew startups with Techstars and played with theme parks at Walt Disney Imagineering R&D.



The suit I picked out for pitching the school. It was my suit, complete with business cards.
Endlessly curious, I founded TEDxMontreal in college and grew it to 50+ volunteers. Here, the start of a quest to share ideas worth spreading.
It's exhilariting to see impact — my work has been featured in outlets like the TODAY show, NBC News and FOX.