Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Presents “Profile in Courage” Award to Netcapital Business Development Manager
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Netcapital Inc. (OTCQX: NCPL), a digital private marketplaces ecosystem, today announced that Thomas Smith, Head of Business Development at Netcapital, has received the John T. “Doc” Tynan Profile in Courage Award presented by the South Boston Citizens’ Association, America’s oldest civic association. The award is named after the late and legendary South Boston resident “Doc” Tynan and is intended to recognize dedication and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.
Thomas Smith suffered and recovered from three separate crippling injuries resulting from his pursuit of college hockey. After his third accident, Smith redefined his personal mission by co-founding the Thomas E. Smith Foundation, a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that has donated more than $785,000 to benefit people with paralysis and the medical research. Since founding the Foundation, Smith has been at the forefront of leading the charge for athletes with physical disabilities, earning patents in the United States and Canada for his invention The Look-Up Line. ice hockey warning). Despite his medical history, Smith successfully trekked the East Coast of the United States (2,109 miles from Boston, MA to Miami, FL) and became the first paralyzed participant in Boston Marathon history to complete the event. many times without using a wheelchair.
“Thank you to Governor Charlie Baker and the South Boston Citizens’ Association for presenting me with the John T. ‘Doc’ Tynan Profile in Courage Award. To say I am humbled, honored and grateful would be an understatement. I am deeply committed to continuing our work together in 2022,” Mr. Smith said.
Dr. Cecilia Lenk, CEO of Netcapital Inc., said, “Netcapital is honored to have a man with such courage and philanthropic spirit on our team, and we appreciate not only his business contributions, but also the invaluable contributions that it brings to the citizens of South Boston, the people of Massachusetts and the country. We congratulate him on his Profile in Courage honor.
About the Thomas E. Smith Foundation:
The Thomas E. Smith Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with paralysis through financial and emotional support, as well as to support preventive innovations that reduce the risk of spinal cord injury.
About Netcapital Inc. :
Netcapital Inc. is a fintech company with a scalable technology platform that enables private companies to raise capital online and provides private equity investment opportunities for investors. The company’s advisory group, Netcapital Advisors, provides marketing and strategic advice and takes equity stakes in selected companies with disruptive technologies. The Netcapital funding portal is registered with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a registered national securities association.
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