Sigmund Holtz is vice president of Tuscan Capital Management Ltd., a Calgary-based personal finance company. Sigmund is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and is inspired by the work of Nia Technologies Inc., a Canadian not-for-profit company that has created the world’s first integrated solution that allows for 3D printing of lower-limb prosthetic devices.
Nia’s mission is to help disabled children in developing countries to walk. In response to the worldwide shortage of trained prosthetic practitioners and prosthetic devices, the company provides a digital solution, permitting more prosthetic and orthotic devices to be produced in a shorter time and at a lower cost than traditional fabrication methods.
“The impact of Nia’s work extends well beyond improved medical outcomes,” explains Sigmund. “Physical mobility enhances self-esteem and confidence which, in turn, are linked to social acceptance, access to education and employment opportunities.”
Sigmund was introduced to investing at age 15 and attributes his success to a zeal for mathematics and analytical finance fueled by his drive to have a positive impact on the world. He aspires to become an investment banking analyst after completing dual degrees in economics and business with a major in finance at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.
Sigmund is currently assisting Nia in raising capital to finance the installation of its technology in developing world hospitals and orthopedic workshops. Those interested in joining the effort should contact Sigmund directly for additional information.
Vice President, Tuscan Capital Management Ltd
Research Advisor, Nia Technologies Inc., Toronto, Canada