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Help Utkarsh Make Global Impact through MIT Bootcamp
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    Utkarsh Atri

    from Hyderabad, Telangana

A vision for bringing about a paradigm change in society through technical innovation can become a reality with your support! 
I am Utkarsh and I have been fortunate enough to have been selected as one of the top candidates for MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Innovation and Technology Bootcamp-Tokyo, Japan. This  6-day program helps guide creative thinkers to turn into global entrepreneurs.

1. About Me 

I have always been intrigued by the world of innovation and technology. Having created my first “Hello World” program at the age of 13, there has been no looking back. It was at this early a stage that I realised I wanted to choose Computer Science as a career. At 16, after completing my school education, I went to Manipal University to pursue Computer Science, and in my second year at the University, I was selected to complete my degree at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
All great innovations have begun with an idea. And I have been spurred by enough motivation from within to make a go at converting my ideas into reality. In my 4 years at college, I have attended more than 50 hackathons. I find hackathons pretty inspiring in that they offer you complete creative freedom to innovate and express, which in my opinion is like a preparing ground before a person dives headlong into entrepreneurship. And entrepreneurship involving technical innovation to change lives, is what I envision for myself in the immediate future.
I also have a passion for philanthropy, and have been involved in projects which have the final aim of benefitting the masses. Following are some of the projects that I have worked on:
a. GoDoctors - Connecting patients all round the world and minimising language barrier by using the technology of Natural Language Processing.
b. DoraBox - Creating drone-like technology to help farmers select land with best moisture levels using Arduino.
c. AppWala (APPMAN) - A multi-lingual crossplatform application that would motivate and educate people of lower income background to start their own businesses, and also become APPMAN’s themselves so that they can help others.
d. Preservize - A blockchain platform that would incentivise employees of large corporations to make environmentally sustainable decisions and actions.
e. PsychoConnect - An AI based project that would help in analysing mental health and connecting Psychologists and Psychotherapists with patients at a minimal cost.
Currently I have been focusing on applications of Blockchain that would help minimising identity theft.

I came across MIT Bootcamp while searching for courses on Entrepreneurship. The more I read about it, the more I was convinced that this is for me. MIT Bootcamp is a highly selective 6-day program which brings together entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to learn and practice within the same framework; conducted by MIT faculty and MIT-trained mentors, using the rigorous and disciplined approach that defines MIT. This is the place, which I believe for sure, will train me in the right methods and direction to be a part of the change.
After various rounds of video interviews, I finally received an email saying that I have been selected for the program. My goal for attending the bootcamp:
1. To learn how to convert a mere idea to a viable and sustainable business.
2. To connect with the best possible mentors and fellow entrepreneurs.
3. To discuss ideas with competent and experienced minds as well as young people who have a hunger for bringing about change.
 4. To finally be a part of the change!

3. Finance 
Overall cost of tuition -  8000 USD
Cost of airfare - 1000 USD
Lodging for 7 days - 1200 USD
Visa, local commute and miscellaneous - 800 USD
Total - 11000 USD ( ~ 7,91,000 INR )
A total of 2000 USD has to be deposited before 4th January 2019. It seems extremely difficult to raise this amount of money in so short a time, however, to pursue my passion, I have taken this up as a challenge and so I am reaching out to you guys!
Any contribution that you make, will go towards the tuition fee, travel and housing. If by any chance we exceed the goal, the money will be used as the seed investment in my upcoming startup. Smallest of the contribution will make a huge impact on my journey as an entrepreneur, and I believe in our community! If you are unable to support me financially, you could always spread the word. You can look me up on LinkedIn.
With your support, I can make my vision of bringing the change in the society through technical innovation a reality! Perhaps that is in sync with your vision too – being able to bring about a change for the better. Alone we can do so little, together we can achieve so much!

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