Shubham Banerjee

Student by Profession | Innovator by Chance | Entrepreneur by Choice | Speaker by Demand

Shubham Banerjee (Aug'16)

Shubham Banerjee (Aug'16)


A recipient of multiple awards for innovation and regularly featured in International and National Media including CNN (Erin Burnett/Outfront & World News), Bloomberg, NBC (Bay Area Proud1 & Update 2), NBC Nightly News, CBS- This MorningABC, PBS News Hour, NPR, CBC, BBC world Service - Business Matters, Globo TV Brazil, CCTV - Full Frame and many others; Shubham Banerjee is the Evangelist/Founder of Braigo Labs Inc. and the inventor of Braigo. In 2014, he became the youngest entrepreneur to receive Venture Capital Funding for Braigo Labs Inc. He is also a highly sought after keynote speaker both by corporations and conferences. Shubham was born in Hasselt, Belgium. The family moved to San Jose, California when he was 4 years old. Later he moved to Santa Clara, California and completed his elementary schooling at Don Callejon School. He completed his middle school from Champion School in San Jose and is currently at Santa Clara High School (class of 2019). He continues to reside in Santa Clara, California with his parents and younger sister and embarked on a long term path towards understanding himself as an individual and finding ways to give back to society in his own ways. He has interest to pursue a career in the field of medicine and technology.



Junior - AP English, US History, AP Biology, Trigonometry H, Spanish 3, PE

Varsity Football - Quarter Back

Sophomore:Algebra 2 H, Chemistry H, World History, English 10 H, Spanish 2, PE

Honor Roll - Certificate of Academic Achievement (Fall 2016)

Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA

Freshman: English I, Geometry H, Biology , Spanish I, Guitar Ensemble,Athletics PE, Physical Dev-Freshman Football (QB)

Honor Roll - Certificate of Academic Achievement


Courses: Algebra-I, Algebra-II, Geometry, English, Spanish, Civics, Science, Computer: Java/Python Programming, School Debate Team

Debate recognitions:

  • Debate Top 25 - Presentation High School Public Forum Invitational Presentation High School November 2014 [Tab Room 1] [Tabroom 2
  • Debate 3rd Place - Santa Clara University Dempsey-Cronin Invitational Santa Clara University November 2014 [Tabroom]  

Extra Recognition for Science Fair:


Completed Kindergarten to 5th grade

Extra Recognitions for Science Fair:



Learned a lot about gene, cancer genomics and targeted medicine. [Link] Cannot disclose too much information on the work being done publicly. Also found out about my Mayers-Briggs Type - ESTJ


Shubham Banerjee, a then 12 year old middle school student from Santa Clara came up with the idea of integrating his love of Lego and willingness to find an alternative way to help the visually impaired, resulting in the invention of an open source cost reduced DIY braille printer. He called it "Braigo v1.0" as a proof of concept to show everyone that we can do better to help the people in need. To facilitate further research and development of many similar solutions, Braigo Labs Inc. is formed to develop "Humanely Optimized" technologies to benefit mankind all over the world. Currently the company is working on different innovative ideas to bring to market alternative solutions to costly products currently available starting with braille printing/embossing technology.



Introducing The US Youth Advisory Council! We are a group of passionate students and young change makers who want to collaborate with others in our generation to create meaningful change on emerging social issues and opportunities for improving our world. Using our knowledge from starting our own social ventures and community building, we hope to empower everyday heroes and change makers and amplify positive impact for communities across the country. Goals: We aim to activate change makers across the country by introducing projects, calls to action, and campaigns tailored to relevant social issues. The Council will serve as a: Internal support network: The Council will pool the creative capital within the group and support one another’s efforts towards change making, launching social ventures and building youth-led social change. Collaborative space for activating a nations of change makers: The council is a space to co-create with change makers across the country youth-led social messages and youth led campaigns for building an ‘Everyone A Change maker’ nation. Advisory to Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Global Leadership: The council will act as an advisory team to Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Ashoka’s Global Leadership, to ensure young people have a voice in how to build an ‘Everyone A Change maker’ world that meets the needs and remains relevant to young people. Responsive voice and mobilizer: The council will act quickly and effectively to emerging social issues that impact young people. But we cannot do it alone, we need YOU, your school and your networks! 


    1. Lenovo - Most Inspiring People of 2016
    2. Sevathon 2015 Youth Award (ICC – Sevathon) ( July 2015)
    3. Innovation & Inspiration Award by American Council of the Blind (ACB) and The Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America (RSVA) (July 2015)  
    4. India Abroad Person of the Year - 2014 Special Achievement Award India Abroad - (June 2015)
    5. US News - Next Generation of STEM Leaders (2015) U.S. News (May 2015)
    6. Greatest Inventions of the Year - Popular Science Magazine (April 2015)
    7. Scholastic News® Names the ‘8 Coolest Kids We Met in 2014’ – Scholastic (December 2014)
    8. Nominet Trust 100 - Nominet Trust – UK (December 2014)
    9. UNICEF publication State of the World's Children – UNICEF Page5 (November 2014)
    10. Trusted Reviews - Technology Innovation for the year 2014 - Trusted Reviews (November 2014)
    11. Honorable Mention Teach Awards 2014 - Tech Awards - The Tech Museum of Innovation (September 2014)
    12. Readers Digest - Best of America Readers Digest (July 2014)
    13. Maker Faire White House - Invited Honored Maker (White House) –( June 2014)
    14. 2014 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Honoree - NBC Bay Area and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) – (May 2014)
    15. Special Congressional Award given by Mike Honda
    16. Youth Innovator Award - Open Silicon (May 2014)
    17. Lego Build 4 Good Competition inspired by Shubham Banerjee – Lego (April 2014)
    18. Maker Faire Editors Choice Awards - Maker Faire (March 2014)
    19. Youngest Founder to receive Venture Capital Funding for a startup
    20. Recognition of Achievement - Wells Fargo, Times of India, World Journal, SINA – ( June 2015)
    21. Silicone Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 (January 2015)
    22. Sweden Business Week - 20 under 20(March 2015)
    23. The Guardian - Teen Powerlist
    24. Smithsonian & USPTO - Innovation Festival selected Presenter - Smithsonian & U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (Sept 2015)
    25. "The Tommy" - 2016 Edison Innovation Award  
    26. 10 kids who are making the world a better place
    27. Fortune Magazine 18 under 18: Meet the young innovators who are changing the world


    Shubham is currently represented professionally by WWSG , Virginia.

    1. 2014 Intel Capital Global Summit Keynote – Huntington Beach (November 2014)
    2. Keynote Speaker - Campus Party - Brazil 2015 (Sao Paulo) (February 2015)
    3. TiECon 2015 – Keynote Santa Clara , CA (May 2015)
    4. AT&T Executive Motivational Series – Dallas, TX (October, 2015)
    5. David Letterman Distinguished Lecture Series at Ball State University (March 2016)
    6. XSTEM – USA Science and Engineering Festival Keynote (April 2016)
    7. AT&T/DirecTV Executive Motivational Series - Los Angeles,CA (August 2016)


    “All my maker friends will probably have a circuit board or a soldering iron or couple of wires in their school bag” - India Abroad September 25, 2015 Authors: Shubham Banerjee 

    Making in the 21st Century” - IEEE Computer Magazine December 2014 Authors: Shubham Banerjee

    Braigo -Building for Social Good - BRAIGO and my quest to make an advanced, affordable Braille printer” - UNICEF November 2014 Authors: Shubham Banerjee Page8 “I took a plunge into the land of darkness experienced by the visually impaired in January 2014, after a flyer arrived in the mail from a charity asking my parents for a donation. I then started my journey into the world of darkness, with a hope to bring light to the visually impaired”.

    Beyond Aps Innovate for Good - Shubham Banerjee, Silicon India May 2015

    #Braigo: Beyond winning Science Fairs - Shubham Banerjee, Linkedin Pulse March 2015