Akshita is a social innovator and entrepreneur working in the domain of assistive and healthcare innovations for the last six years. During the third year of her engineering in Computer Science, she worked on a college project, a reading and mobility glove for the blind. When her team went to an NGO in Delhi, to test the prototype, a child, after testing the device, felt happy enough to call his dad and tell him that he could now read and travel on his own; and turned back asking – “Sister, when can I get this?”. His question acted as a pivotal point in her life that motivated her to start Trestle Labs in 2017. Over the course of building Trestle Labs, her role has extended from product development and UX to team building, business development, sales and fundraising.