OneUp is the startup accelerator, incubator, and student organization to support entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. As their first event of the academic year of Fall 2019, Startup Social, they invited me to deliver a keynote about building a startup as a student.
In September 2019, I spoke on web accessibility at Women Who Cloud 2019, the world’s first developer conference focused on the latest in and the future of cloud-based technologies. My talk was a 35-minute tutorial on building more accessible websites and webapps, with code samples and research studies.
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.
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.