hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
School / Work Affiliation
te|a|ch: tech to teach
Skype, Twitter, or Other Accounts
shubbless (skype), @shubbless (twitter)
Shabnam Aggarwal is the founder of te|a|ch : tech to teach. As the prior co-founder of MILLEE and its local project manager based full-time in India, she represented MILLEE in the Unreasonable Institutes fellowship program, which mentors social entrepreneurs to develop sustainable business plans and marketing strategies for their social enterprises. Shabnam is also a Starting Bloc alum. Currently, Shabnam is embarking upon a mission to discover the underbelly of educational technologies in India and Africa through a project called te|a|ch. She plans to take her market research to a commercialized product by evaluating and innovating around what already exists and what has already shown success. Previously, Shabnam designed and implemented a mobile phone solution for the Ujjivan microfinance institution when she was an intern with Microsoft Research Indias Technology for Emerging Markets group. After completing her undergraduate degree, she joined Wall Street to build her corporate skills. During this time, she spent time as a volunteer with Womens World Banking and discovered her passion for educating underprivileged but highly deserving women. That led her to quit her high-paying job and move to Cambodia to work with a non-government organization called Digital Divide Data. During her tenure with DDD, she developed a program called infinit-E with Transitions Global, a shelter for young women who have been rescued from brothels, to promote employability skills through English and computer literacy skills. Shabnam holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.