Riya Karumanchi, SmartCane
Riya Karumanchi is a 16-year-old student and entrepreneur from Toronto, Ontario, and the founder and CEO of SmartCane, a cane that senses dangerous surfaces and other obstacles, and vibrates to alert the user to treacherous situations. Karumanchi is an innovator at The Knowledge Society and an avid machine learning developer. She was named to Teen Vogue’s list of 21 Under 21 and Time Magazine's list of young inventors changing the world. Throughout her journey, Karumanchi says she’s been supported by companies like Google, Deloitte, Microsoft, The DMZ Black Innovation Fellowship and TD Canada Trust. She speaks at conferences worldwide as an advocate and champion for women and girls in STEM and health-tech innovation.
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