Meghalaya’s nine-year-old girl Meadaibahun Majaw will be travelling to Silicon Valley to present her idea to top venture capitalists.
Majaw shot to fame after she created India’s first anti-bullying app to help children report cases of bullying quickly.
Majaw is a part of a group of 12 Indian kids who will be going to Silicon Valley as a part of online technical educator White Hat Jr’s Silicon Valley Program.
White Hat Jr, an online platform that teaches coding to young kids, has announced the winners of it’s first-ever Silicon Valley Program.
The winners were selected from a list of 7000 entries across India.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday congratulated Majaw for being selected to travel to Silicon Valley.
“Ecstatic to learn that Meaidaibahun Majaw #Meghalaya‘s 9yr old genius who created an anti-bullying app to help victims report cases of #bullying anonymously to parents and teachers is among the 12 chosen ones to go to #SiliconValley. A dream come true for Meai. So proud of her.”
Ecstatic to learn that Meaidaibahun Majaw #Meghalaya‘s 9yr old genius who created an anti-bullying app to help victims report cases of #bullying anonymously to parents and teachers is among the 12 chosen ones to go to #SiliconValley. A dream come true for Meai. So proud of her. https://t.co/4Oi7y7LYaY
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) February 26, 2020
The twelve winners will start their trip to Silicon Valley in May.
They will be able to present their ideas to top venture capitalists like Nexus Venture Partners and Owl Ventures.
They will also get a chance to meet some noted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to learn lessons on entrepreneurship.
The kids will also get an opportunity to visit Googleplex and have an interaction with engineers working there.
These kids will visit the Waymo facility to experience driverless cars and talk to their product managers.
To select the winners, students on the White Hat Jr platform were asked to compete in the Silicon Valley Challenge where they had to think of an idea that solves a real-life problem and code an app independently.
Some students were shortlisted to undergo a mentorship program, out of which twelve of them made to the final selection list.