Robotics is child's play for Goa's Venkatesh Dempo

The inspiring robotics journey of National Dean's List Award winner, Venkatesh Dempo
YOUNG ACHIEVER: Venkatesh Dempo's journey in the world of robotics and innovation in Goa has been remarkable.
YOUNG ACHIEVER: Venkatesh Dempo's journey in the world of robotics and innovation in Goa has been remarkable.

In the captivating world of innovation and robotics in Goa, one outstanding name stands tall – Venkatesh Yatish Akshaya Dempo. Young Venkatesh has not just embraced success, he has crafted a tale of triumph in the vast world of STEM.

His journey began on a thrilling note with the World Robotics Olympiad, where Venkatesh not only took part, but also qualified for the regionals and WRO in 2018 and 2020, setting the stage for his remarkable robotics journey.

YOUNG ACHIEVER: Venkatesh Dempo's journey in the world of robotics and innovation in Goa has been remarkable.
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Continuing his success, he qualified for the regionals and nationals at MakeX 2019, showcasing his dedication to excellence.

Venkatesh showcased his skills as a Builder, Documentor and Fundraiser at the FIRSTTech Challenge 2022, becoming an inspiration for budding tech enthusiasts.

YOUNG ACHIEVER: Venkatesh Dempo's journey in the world of robotics and innovation in Goa has been remarkable.
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The pinnacle of his achievements unfolded at the FIRST Global Challenge 2023 in Singapore, where he played multiple roles – Builder, Documentor, Fundraiser, Social Media Maestro and Outreach Coordinator.

His team bagged gold for social media, and Venkatesh played a major role in fostering international collaboration, securing gold for the 'helping hands' category.

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Venkatesh Dempo's greatest accomplishment came at the First Global Challenge 2023 in Singapore.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Venkatesh Dempo's greatest accomplishment came at the First Global Challenge 2023 in Singapore.

Beyond the complexities of robotics, Venkatesh's coding abilities are also notable. His app, 'Tourism De Goa,' won the Google Code To Learn Contest 2022, gaining recognition from politicians and media in Goa.

In the International MIT App Inventor Hackathon, he secured the fifth position with an app aimed at empowering rural children with knowledge.

Venkatesh's accolades extend to school-level triumphs in Spelling Bees, Essay Writing and Chess competitions. His position as the head of the Mac Millans Budding Scientist contest showcased not just intelligence, but an inspiring commitment to fostering scientific curiosity.

YOUNG ACHIEVER: Venkatesh Dempo's journey in the world of robotics and innovation in Goa has been remarkable.
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Adding to his list of accomplishments, Venkatesh received the prestigious National Dean's List Award during the FIRST Tech Challenge in 2024.

As an active member of the GOAtronics team, Venkatesh's dedication serves as a constant source of inspiration for his peers. His guidance and unwavering commitment significantly contributed to the team's success.

In a triumphant moment, GOAtronics secured the Inspire Award during the FIRST Tech Challenge 2024, with Venkatesh's pivotal contributions playing a decisive role in clinching this coveted honour.

TEAM SPIRIT: Venkatesh Dempo is an active member of the GOAtronics team.
TEAM SPIRIT: Venkatesh Dempo is an active member of the GOAtronics team.

Looking beyond personal milestones, Venkatesh envisions graduating from MIT, where his passion for robotics and innovation can reach new heights.

His vision extends beyond his individual journey, aspiring to establish a robotics academy in Goa. This visionary endeavour aims to nurture the next wave of innovators, creating a legacy that transcends generations.

The vital role of his parents, Akshaya and Yatish, cannot be understated in Venkatesh's success. Their unwavering support and encouragement, regardless of the field he chooses, have played a pivotal role in shaping his journey.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Venkatesh Dempo with his parents, Akshaya and Yatish,
FAMILY AFFAIR: Venkatesh Dempo with his parents, Akshaya and Yatish,

He is aware that talent is not the exclusive property of the affluent or urban students; it resides in the hearts of economically backward and rural students as well.

Alongside his dedicated team, GOAtronics, Venkatesh initiated efforts to train rural and underprivileged students from society.

YOUNG ACHIEVER: Venkatesh Dempo's journey in the world of robotics and innovation in Goa has been remarkable.
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During the Goa International Robotics Festival, under his leadership, his team distributed basic robotics kits to underprivileged students.

This year, Venkatesh and his team decided to elevate their commitment further, aiming to train at least 200 students, breaking down barriers and making technology accessible to all.

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