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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.