Advait Thakur. An Indian computer programmer and Teenage Internet entrepreneur. Founder of Apex Infosys India and is currently its CEO.
India is a land of numerous inventions. We gave the world Chess, Decimal System, Quadratic formula and Zero! We have also given some wonder kids to the world. Like Adavit Thakur.
The wonders of a wonder kid.
Advait is a Google, Bing and Hubspot Certified Professional. With so much weight in the resume, you don’t have to go looking for jobs, the jobs will come looking for you.
While most kids were launching paper planes, he launched his first website.
At 6, when most of the kids make their parents proud by learning big words and showing good motor and physical skills, Advait showed signs of being a tech prodigy.
He fell in love with computers when he was very young. Advait started learning to code and program on his own by following online tutorials on blogs and forums.
When dad has the code to intelligence.
Advait’s father, Ravindra Thakur worked as an IT Manager for a number of years. When dad typed out codes, Advait used to watch with keenness and found the whole process fascinating.
Searching him on Google? He works at Google!
Everyone dreams of working at Google. But the closest we can get to it is by using it as our Search Engine. Or finding silly things on it. But Advait has been working with Google’s AI and Cloud Platform for a couple of years now.
It was not all work and no play.
Advait didn’t want to be a dull boy. Advait used to play computer games for hours at a stretch. Now that’s what boys of his age do. “I was totally addicted to computer games back then.” Advait recalls.
One milestone after another.
When the Wikia’s Young Entrepreneurs Under 20 list of 2017 came out, Advait was ranked 4th. He is from a different league, in fact he is a role model for a lot of adults following the tech world. In 2015, at the age of 12, he founded a tech company and named it ‘Apex Infosys India’.
The company is now an Accredited Domain Name Registrar and an organisation that provides Digital Solutions. Apex Infosys India is also involved primarily in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & IOT Sector.
When your milestones become benchmarks for others.
Advait’s first client was a Finance Company. He built their web portal and offered them services like SEO, SMO and received his first earning of
$400 when he was very young. This made him the Young Internet Entrepreneur.
If Advait had a wall of fame-
he would need not one but
Knowledge shared is knowledge gained.
Kids are taught to share. Advait believed in sharing more than just his sweets and lunch. Advait built an app that he could share with other kids. Now that’s thoughtful and inspiring. When he turned 14, he built an innovative app called the “Technology Quiz”. The app was designed to help kids learn about Science & Technology in an uncomplicated way.
Advait is one of the youngest entrepreneurs and web developers in the world.
A beautiful mind.
During his high school years, Advait worked for the NGOs– Satish Haware Divyang Centre & Beautiful Tomorrow Foundation. He worked for them for free and helped them in getting more audience through online platform by providing them digital marketing services. His contribution to the society was recognised and he was felicitated by Hon. Rajkumar Badole (Cabinet Minister, Social Justice).
When you work for the betterment of others, it gives you immense satisfaction.
It is always good to give back to the society. No matter in what form. Advait also developed an app called “Autism Awareness” for Google Assistant. This particular app is especially designed to help people to learn about autism and related disorders and their symptoms.
At present, it is all about the future.
Advait, who is now 15 years old, is working on a product based on IOT to offer solutions to some of India’s most challenging problems.
Go on inventing. You have time on your side.
Advait credits his rapid success to his parents and teachers, who he says have nurtured his demanding studies and are proud of his work.
“They provided me the exposure and resources right when I needed them the most,” says the teen. “Had it not been for my family’s support, I wouldn’t be working toward my dream to such an extent.” says Advait.