Riya Karumanchi ML Developer Lifelong Learner Founder of SmartCane

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A Little Bit About Me!

Solving Hard Problems with a Passion for Exponential Technology.

Riya is a 16-year-old student from Toronto, Ontario. She is an entrepreneur and CEO of SmartCane and is extremely passionate about harnessing technology to better people’s lives and solve some of the world’s most important problems. Riya is an Innovator at The Knowledge Society, an avid ML developer & is recognized as one of the Top Teen Entrepreneurs Worldwide from Entrepreneur Magazine. She’s also honoured to be selected on Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21. Throughout her journey, companies like Google, Deloitte, Microsoft, the DMZ and TD have been supporting her. She has been speaking at conferences worldwide, including WE Day, Elevate, the MoveTheDial Summit and Pharma Blockchain UK. Riya is also an enormous advocate for women and girls in STEM & Innovation and speaks to many to inspire them to pursue their interests and develop innovations in the space to help tackle pressing world problems.

My Skills

Product Development

Riya has executed on ideas to fabricate them and develop products that impact millions of lives, like SmartCane & Longevitii.

UI/UX Design

Riya has immense experience in graphic design and userflow to build intuitive UI's and experiences for users.

Machine Learning

Riya developed ML models to distinguish between a malignant or benign tumour in mammograms and for generative design.


She has experience in designing and building circuits and PCB boards to collect and exchange data in smart devices.

Public Speaking

Riya is an avid speaker and has spoken at large conferences and events globally in Switzerland, the UK, the US & Canada.

Web Development

Riya has extensive experience in building and designing various websites and is proficient in C++, HTML, CSS & Python.


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