Shubham Banerjee was just 13 years old when he founded Braigo Labs, a company that developed a low-cost Braille printer for visually impaired people. His invention won him several awards and recognition, making him the youngest entrepreneur to receive venture capital funding. Shubham’s innovative idea and social consciousness have made him a symbol of hope and change for the visually impaired community.
Shubham’s inspiration for developing the Braille printer came from a school project on the challenges faced by visually impaired people. He realized the high cost of Braille printers was a major barrier to literacy for the visually impaired, so he decided to do something about it. Using a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit, Shubham created a Braille printer that cost less than $350, a fraction of the cost of traditional printers.
Shubham’s work has been recognized by several organizations, including the White House, Intel, and the United Nations. He has also been featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, making him one of the most influential young people in the world. Shubham’s story shows that age is just a number and that anyone can make a difference if they have the passion and determination to do so.