Harshita Arora
 

Keynote Speeches:

How 16 Y/O Dropout Indian Girl Got Her App Acquired At Silicon Valley
Start-Up Culture
The Blockchain Future
How Cryptocurrency Will Transform Everything

Favorite Quote:

“The world is a very malleable place. If you know what you want, and you go for it with maximum energy and drive and passion, the world will often reconfigure itself around you much more quickly and easily than you would think.” -- Marc Andreessen.

Harshita Picks:

Zero to One - Peter Thiel
Logicomix - Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering - Richard Hamming
Soonish - Zach and Kelly Weinersmith
Unflattening - Nick Sousanis

Founder, Harshita Apps

Harshita left school 2 years ago to pursue her passion in coding and startups full time. She was the youngest intern at Salesforce, Bangalore in winter 2016. Harshita attended MIT Launch 2017 — which is a startup incubator for high school hackers and entrepreneurs. She co-founded University there. She created Crypto Price Tracker, an iOS app that helps users track prices of 1000+ cryptocurrencies from over 19 exchanges, set price alerts, and manage their portfolio. Within 24 hours of launch, the app was #2 in Finance category on the App Store top charts for paid apps. It was featured on Product Hunt. It was viral on Reddit as well. It received a lot of attention in media and news and was covered in Inc, The Daily Beast, YourStory, The Times Of India, Bitcoin News, and many more media outlets. The app was featured on the App Store.

The app was acquired by Redwood City Ventures in March, 2018.

Harshita co-built Food AI, a food recognition app that can identify hundreds of types of food in an image.

After being introduced to brain-computer interfaces (BCI) by a friend recently and talking about them all weekend with her, She decided to dive deeper into the area and She’s now spending my days reading papers on BCIs and building some non-invasive BCIs.

Her skillset includes iOS app development in Swift, UI and UX design. She is currently learning Python and machine learning.

Her other intellectual interests include Math, biology, economics, and sometimes philosophy so she can understand more about this awesome world.

She is one of the youngest recipients of the O-1A visa (extraordinary ability visa) which allows her to live and work in the US.

Why Harshita?

Harshita Arora is a 17 years old engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. She developed Crypto Price Tracker -- a cryptocurrency portfolio management and price tracking application for the iOS. Within 24 hours of launch, the app was #2 in Finance category on the App Store top charts for paid apps. It was featured on Product Hunt. It was viral on Reddit as well. It received a lot of attention in media and news and was covered in Inc, The Daily Beast, YourStory, The Times Of India, Bitcoin News, and many more media outlets. The app was featured on the App Store. The app was acquired by Redwood City Ventures in March 2018.

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