In June 2019, Hive 01 Enschede (formerly NESST Twente) organized the Dragon’s Den pitching event for startups. I was one of the five Dragons and we awarded three prizes.
From time to time, I speak at events about technology, design, and entrepreneurship. For engagements, write to events @ this domain.
I about social entrepreneurship at the AKEPT-WIEF Social Enterprise Forum in Kuala Lumpur in October 2018. The event was a collaboration between the higher education and leadership academy AKEPT and the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation.
I showcased Shravan Apps by Oswald Labs as part of the Mind the Step exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2018 in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. The event featured design-driven technology and research by the 4TU, the consortium of Dutch technical universities.
In September 2018, SpeakUp, an Enschede-based VoIP and cloud telephony company, celebrated its 15th birthday. At the Speakup Partner & Jubileum Event, I was one of the presenters to showcase their upcoming projects into spaces like AI and mobile. Photos © Masterphoto/SpeakUp
New Entrepreneurial Student Society Twente (NESST) is a not-for-profit early-stage startup accelerator in Enschede. After being a speaker, advisor, and Dragons’ Den judge at their third season, I was invited as the keynote speaker for the first day of Season 4.
GOGBOT is an annual art, technology, and music festival in Enschede. In 2011, the festival was awarded the National Innovation Award, being the most innovative festival in the Netherlands. In 2018, my team and I were featured in the festival.
At IIT Kanpur’s flagship entrepreneurship event, eSummit 2018, I was invited to speak about my journey, lessons, and upcoming opportunities in technology. I was part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 session which featured entrepreneurs from this year’s list sharing their experiences before a Q&A session.
As our first-ever sponsored event, I was a speaker, mentor, and judge at IIIT Delhi’s flagship hackathon, HackIIITD. Oswald Labs sponsored the winning prize (a spot in our accelerator program) along with a cash prize. We saw some exciting ideas — everything from 2FA and key management for blockchain to autonomous drones for military applications to meme video generators.
I went back to my alma mater, The Mother’s International School, as the keynote speaker for their annual technology and entrepreneurship event, X, organized by the computer club MINET. I spoke about my journey from a highschool student to today, and the lessons that came with it. The talk was a modified version of the NESST keynote.
At the University of Twente’s first annual Online Open Day, I spoke about startups, entrepreneurship, and technology at the university, as part of a panel called “Beyond Your Studies,” moderated by co-founder and project manager of DesignLab, Miriam Iliohan.