Kartik is a Software Engineer from Delhi, India.
Kartik was born visually impaired in India. After high school, he was denied a chance to study at India's top technology university just due to his disability. However, with support from a mentor and a community, Kartik was invited to Stanford on a full-scholarship — he studied Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Kartik is now a full-time Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also went back to the university that denied him an opportunity, to help them change their rules to welcome other people that are visually impaired.
We believe that Kartik's story & the barriers he faced are not unique — 1.3 billion people with a disability globally face similar challenges and that's where our name, mission and vision stems from.