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.
From time to time, I speak at events about technology, design, and entrepreneurship. For engagements, write to events @ this domain.
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.
After being featured by Het Financieele Dagblad (Dutch Financial Times) as one of the Netherlands’ 50 most-innovative young entrepreneurs and professionals, I was invited by Enschede-based non-profit startup accelerator NESST to deliver the opening keynote for their new season.
Startup24 is the flagship startup weekend-like event in the Netherlands which happens in 12 cities simultaneously. I was invited to Startup24 Enschede to do a pitching working for the participants before their final jury pitches, and I was also part of their “midnight jury” for 2-minute pitches at midnight.
I developed and conducted a startup pitching workshop for student entrepreneurship organization and incubator Hardstart’s flagship pitching event, Pitch that Bitch. It was the first time that I conducted a workshop for fellow student entrepreneurs, and it was definitely a very interesting experience.
I organized BharatHacks, a hackathon for solving India-specific problems. Programmers, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs came together to build products to make the lives of a billion Indians better. I organized in collaboration with Facebook’s Developer Circle Delhi-NCR and delivered the introductory keynote.
I gave my first TEDx talk at TEDxHaileyRoad in New Delhi in June 2017 on Designing for Inclusion, where I talked about my story in starting Oswald Labs and rethinking today’s approach to ignore accessibility and inclusion in design.
I was part of a panel discussion on the future of technology by Facebook’s Developer Circles Delhi-NCR along with Chinmaya Saxena, Developer Programs Lead, Facebook India; Saransh Kataria, Chapter Lead, Facebook Developer Circle Delhi; and Shubhamoy Chakrabarty, COO at Cloudtub, Inc.
I was the keynote speaker at the launch of the Startup Internship Portal of Delhi Technological University (DTU), where I did the first public revealing of Oswald Labs’ R&D blind-friendly smartphone OS, Shravan and talked about the opportunity of working with startups.