Pre-Shaastra Spotlight Lecture: Balaji Viswanathan

“The Indian startup scenario is highly competitive with more than one startup working on a similar idea. A few are destined to fail. However, this is no way an indicator of the startup ecosystem in India.” From startup culture to the Maker revolution and its potential for India, Balaji Viswanathan talked about a gamut of things. His enthusiasm and passion are sure to leave a lasting impression on the students who attended his talk. The Shaastra pre-lecture series could not have gotten a better start!

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On Being a Tech Entrepreneur

Harshwardhan Gupta is a mechanical engineer and a practicing machine designer. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the IIT Bombay in 1976. Gupta has been designing complex machines for the last 31 years. Most of these designs are India’s First, and many are World’s First. He has recently been named as a co-inventor in a U.S. Patent for Banknote Counting, Validating and Storage system for use on Gaming Tables in Casinos.

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