The path to building one of the largest American organizations dedicated to technology education.

Our Story

18Tech Ventures was started when the founders of HarkerHacks, Nikhil Sharma and Arnav Joshi, realized the incredible potential of younger students when provided with the right resources. They wanted to make such resources widely available by running similar events across the globe. As a result, they created 18Tech Ventures, an organization which helps run over 50 hackathons and technology events across 5 different countries. Both Nikhil and Arnav have also developed various technologies and both have filed multiple provisional and utility patents. In late 2018, they decided to create the Startup track of 18Tech, which helps other students build and patent their ideas, just as Arnav and Nikhil did. 

Our Vision

By providing sponsorship, legal, and organizational support, we aim to build a powerful community of ambitious teenagers with the ability to pursue their dreams through technology.

Management Team
Arnav Joshi (Executive President)
Nikhil Sharma (Executive Chairman)
Sinaya Joshi
(Director of Marketing)
Harshil Garg
(Director of Outreach)
Arun Sundaresan
(Board Treasurer)
Neel Kandlikar
(VP of Marketing)
Neeraj Rattehalli
(VP of Technology)
Jay Paek
(VP of Finance)
Adele Basturk
(VP of  Fundraising)
Ishan Jain
(VP of Information)


General Inquiries: team@18techventures.com

Media: press@18techventures.com

Sponsorship: finance@18techventures.com

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