Web Desk: A 16-year-old boy, named Aryan Singh, is very affable, genuine and down-to-earth. He is the CEO of not one but two startups. One of those he calls his to-be moneymaker, while the other is purely a non-profit charity organization.
He started his non-profit company, eazyTech while still in high-school. Living in Rajasthan, he realized he was fairly well off, with easy access to technology, his first love, some people in the village in his state, even don’t have basic internet.
He introduced a simple app for the locals but realized that if the villages in Rajasthan don’t even have internet they won’t know what a computer is. How could they use this app?
So, he built cheap PCs for the poor and teaches them how to use technology.
The birth of eazyTech
The eazyComputerBox was born in 2016 and with it the cornerstone of eazyTech. Basically, it is a tiny computer. Aryan says he based it off a prototype he made in 7th standard, using single-board computers like Odroid and Raspbery Pi. These are computer motherboards stripped down to the bare essentials for low power usage, while also allowing you to modules like HDMI out and USB in.
It costs about Rs 2,000 IND to build if you manage to buy parts for cheaper in China, and around Rs 4,000 IND. Aryan is currently in talks with the Rajasthan government to have it power their digital ballot boxes at remote polling booths during election.
He also started a weekly course where eazyTech employees and volunteers travel to villages in Rajasthan and tech the local children how to operate a computer for various purpose.
The boy has also attended a special summer technology course at Standford University and is preparing for another month-long sojourn at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Aryan is the studious Indian child we all hate a little bit because our parents compared us to them. His father indicates that his son loves fiddling with technology so much, you’d find him doing that even in his free time. Instead of watching movies or reading fiction book, he read a research paper.