The eldest daughter of United States President Donald Trump as well as his adviser Ivanka Trump is presently in India to attend the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad. In her inaugural address, Ivanka specifically mentioned three women entrepreneurs in the audience who represented ‘the vision, the ambition, the grit of every entrepreneur’ and one among them was Rajlakshmi Borthakur, a Bengaluru based businesswoman from Assam. Borthakur is the CEO and founder of TerraBlue XT.
‘When her son began having seizures at young age, [Borthakur] decided to create her own solution to better monitor his help. She invented a smart glove that predicts, manages and detects different diseases and disorders using artificial intelligence. Now her company TerraBlue aims to make specialty healthcare accessible even in remote places of India,’ Ivanka said of Borthakur.
Through Borthakur’s TerraBlue XT’s telemedicine platform, epileptic patients and their families can avail treatment and counselling via teleconference with prominent neurosurgeons and experts from different parts of the country. The audience at Hyderabad’s International Convention Centre applauded Borthakur when Ivanka asked her to stand.
‘Rajlakshmi your courage and determination is truly remarkable,’ applauded Ivanka in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Later Rajlakshmi said, ‘I felt great that she (Ivanka Trump) took my name among so many entrepreneurs. I am thankful to her for giving me & my company the publicity.’
Two other entrepreneurs addressed by Trump in her speech were Dara Dotz from San Francisco and Reyhan Camalova from Azerbaijan.