Siddhant Vats

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Siddhant Vats
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Born Patna, India
Residence London, United Kingdom
Nationality Indian
Years active 2009 - present
Organization

Co-Founder of Androidly Systems

Co-Founder and President of The Falak Foundation
Website www.siddhantvats.com

Siddhant Vats is an Indian entrepreneur and investor.[1] He is the former co-founder & chief marketing officer of Androidly Systems[2][3] which has been credited to have made the world's first Android technology watch.[4] Siddhant is also the youngest business leader at the Horasis Global Business Meet.[5] Siddhant has been invited to the white house by the U.S. President Barack Obama.

Siddhant is also a speaker at the TEDx Talks.[6]

Early life[edit]

Siddhant was born in Patna, Bihar, India. His father and mother, both are Government of India officers. His father Shreevats Sanjay is the Deputy Director General at India Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. His mother, Ratna Purkayastha, is an officer with Doordarshan Kendra (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) .[7] Siddhant lived 7 years in London, United Kingdom before shifting to United States. He has also lived in Los Angles from a period of 2005-2008

Philanthropy[edit]

Siddhant is also the Co-Founder and President of the non profit organisation, Falak Foundation.[5]

Siddhant started the non-profit organisation with teaching privileged children and organising free health camps when he was still in school.[8]

Siddhant has set up an International Monastery (Wat Lao) in Bodh Gaya. He hopes that this will increase the foreign exchange in India and contribute towards the economic growth.[9]

Education[edit]

Siddhant is currently a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Computer Science and Business major.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murali, Malavika (Jun 14, 2014). "Students on Indian campuses more inclined to drop out from college to start ventures". Economic Times. 
  2. ^ BUCKLAND, DANNY (26 June 2013). "One to watch … London teenager invents computer for your wrist". London Evening Standard. 
  3. ^ "Androidly Official Website". Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ WOOLLASTON, VICTORIA. "Teenager beats tech giants to launch world's first smart WATCH that makes calls and comes with a built-in camera". Daily Mail. 
  5. ^ a b Chaudhary, Pranava Kumar. "Gaya boy to represent India at global business meet in Ireland". Times of India. 
  6. ^ Talks, TEDx. "How to chase your dreams: Siddhant Vats at TEDxSushantLok". 
  7. ^ "Harassment slur on DD official, Shyam Rajak". Bihar Times. 5 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Chaudhary, Pranava Kumar. "Patna boy to represent India at global business meet in Ireland". Times of India. 
  9. ^ Kumar, Alok (2 December 2013). "Foreign aid for monastery". Telegraph. Retrieved 2 December 2013.