Updated Feb 19, 2022
Damian Calzato is a painter, innovator, and internet entrepreneur. He was born on July 16, 1989 in Toronto, Canada where he grew up working as a painter in his father’s company. As a child, Damian dreamt of building websites used by the world, playing sports at the highest level, and becoming a world-class actor.
As a child, he won third place at the school science fair for comparing and testing battery life on his Nintendo Gameboy, which allowed him to play games for months (as research). At gatherings and parties, Damian would create art and sell it to the adults. In later years, he carried on with that creativity to build his own innovation.
Growing up, Damian’s father encouraged him to try different jobs and to follow his dreams. So he worked with many companies adding value and gaining experience as a sales associate, stock coordinator, server, customer service rep, assistant, driver, merchandiser, grocery clerk, custodian, cook, dishwasher, apprentice, amongst other positions.
In high school, Damian would buy pop cans in bulk from the grocery store, take them to school, and stuff his spare locker with a variety of drinks. He would then sell the drinks to other students for a cheaper price than the cafeteria or vending machines. Friends, classmates, and students from around his school would go out of their way to buy a soda can from Damian at lunch, on break or even during class. Many times when Damian was in class, students would peek into the classroom window, get Damian's attention, and call him out of class to buy a drink from him.
At another point later on, Damian bought an inkjet printer to start yet another side hustle. He would print popular photos, then he would buy frames from the dollar store, frame the photos, and post ads to promote his side hustle. This would peek the interest of many and he sold countless beautiful framed photos, many which are probably still hanging today.
Damian Graduating College
He graduated high school and then attended college to become a firefighter, but his determination on reaching his dreams never wavered. When he was 17 or 18, he was inspired to study and learn from thought leaders, entrepreneurs, gurus, educators and speakers. Since then, Damian became an avid student, studying on “Youtube University” - immersing himself in a world of inspiring knowledge and wisdom. He committed himself to tons of research, learning all he needed on this life’s journey.
“All of the world’s smartest people are teaching on YouTube. Who are you learning from?” —Damian Calzato
At this point Damian was already working on his ideas, but one day, an unfortunate event occurred and changed his views and thoughts of the future. A car accident that left Damian on foot was the start of a new journey. That’s the night he started creating his first invention: The Split Sports Bottle Twist and The Triple Twist Cap.
Damian's First Invention
Damian had knowledge and wisdom in many areas, but up to that point he had never dealt with bringing an invention to market with no capital. He was looking for royalties and dealing with gatekeepers from massive corporations (like Coca-cola and Pepsi).
He then decided to create innovation for the painting industry. He created over 25 inventions, built prototypes and designed blueprints. Once again, he was looking for royalties and dealing with more gatekeepers.
Damian and some mentors
So Damian decided to put the inventions on hold, and pursue some other big ideas he had for the internet. No one could stop him from innovating online and creating incredible amounts of value on the web.
Damian found a web developer who offered one on one classes, and would go on to attend classes multiple times a week, for many years. He has already built over 20 original websites, each one with a different purpose. Damian doesn't build websites thinking about money, he builds from his dreams and his imagination. Today, Damian continues to innovate on the world wide web.
Damian Calzato, the Don