Rajat wants to change the lives of at least a billion people by 10x. He believes strongly that our time on this Earth is limited and we must do everything do take advantage and leave our marks. He loves to make cool stuff, meet interesting people, and travel the world.
He is an entrepreneur, book author, and a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Having worked on multiple successful entrepreneurial endeavors while in school, he believes that age is never an issue. He is currently building up ThirdEye, a product that helps empower visually impaired persons by telling them what they are looking at. Partnered with the National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization for the visually impaired in the country, hundreds of visually impaired people around the world use and benefit from ThirdEye.
In the past, he has worked on building and commercializing platform for writers to publish their creative writing with the world, a watch strap that makes any normal watch “smart,” and a modular sofa that integrates with your entertainment center. He believes that all schools should encourage entrepreneurship and he highlights his views on how we can fix our currently broken education system in his book What High School Didn’t Teach Me: A Recent Graduate’s Perspective on How High Schools are Killing Creativity.
In addition to running his companies, he loves to spend time encouraging other students to take advantage of entrepreneurship during school. Working on a company has taught him more than school ever could, and now he is writing a Forbes column about how students can take advantage of the fruits of entrepreneurial endeavors all while staying in school.
Over the last few years, he has been lucky enough to be featured in Forbes, BBC, HuffingtonPost, USAToday, Tech.co, and Mother Nature Network.
We talk about all the above and much more here and below.