Microsoft partners youngest Indian origin entrepreneur

Published on May 16, 2015 11:16:16 AM
Technology
A 13 years old Indian origin boy who has invented a affordable Braille printer, gets helping hand from Redmond giant Microsoft to realize and fulfill his dream for enhancing the lives of blind.

The boy is working with the team of technological experts to bring an updated version of Braille printer which Shubham Banerjee named it to be Braigo 2.0. This is going to be the first low cost IoT enabled silent and lightweight Braille printer.

At the age of 12, he became the first youngest entrepreneur to get venture capital funding when Intel Capital invested his startup, Braigo Labs.

"Our relationship with Microsoft will help Braigo achieve a seamless experience for a visually impaired person who wants to use a computer at home or at the office to print documents for offline reading," the eighth grader was quoted as saying on a Microsoft Windows blog.

His invention was featured at the first ever "White House Maker Faire" in June last year to "celebrate a nation of makers and help empower America's students and entrepreneurs to invent the future".

He was invited to the White House for designing an accessible solution for blind and disadvantaged people of the world.