A 13-year-old Indian boy in Dubai runs his own software company named Trinet Solutions.
Aadithyan Rajesh, a student from Kerala, was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application as a hobby to beat boredom. Since then he has been designing logos and websites for clients.
Rajesh began using a computer when he turned five, and launchedhis own company ‘Trinet Solutions’ at the age of 13.
Who is Aadithyan Rajesh?
Speaking to Khaleej Times a year after his website design and software development company was launched, the Kerala native said he started using a computer when he turned five.
“I was born in Thiruvilla, Kerala, and my family moved here when I was five. The first website my dad showed me was BBC Typing, a website for kids where young students can learn typing,” he said.
Aadithyan further said that his interest in technology and computers was developed primarily because his family used to live in a neighbourhood where he did not have many friends.
“I was six years old and would spend a lot of time on YouTube, watching cartoons, and playing spelling bee games. I began to become fascinated with computers and technology.”
After playing games online for a while, the tech prodigy decided he wanted to begin developing mobile applications himself.
The inception of Trinet Solutions
Trinet Solutions began soon after Rajesh developed an app called Ashirwad browser. “I developed an app called ‘Ashirwad browser’, a web browser similar to Google Chrome but with the lesser customisation. I was 9 when I developed the app, and I used Android Studio,” he explained.
However, since Google Play store requires a base fee of $25to upload an app, Ashirwad never went live. “Instead, I started uploading on the Aptoide marketplace,” he told KhaleejTimes.
Thereafter, there was no turning back for Aadithyan. “I began learning everything I could about software, app development and hardware as well. I became increasingly interested in cyber security, too.
On December 17, 2017, I started Trinet Solutions. I wanted to be good in design, and later perform coding and provide this service to people free of cost,” the 13-year-old student said.
Trinet Solutions has a total of three employees, who are his friends and other Grade 11 and 12 students from Aadithyan’s school.
“We’re not an LLC,” he said. “I need to beover the age of 18 to actually become an established company owner. However, we function like a company. We have worked with over 12 clients, and have given them our design and coding services entirely for free,” he said.
Rajesh Nair, Aadithyan’s father, said they plan to register the company once his son turns 18. “We can register the company only when he turns 18, but he runs it like his company now. He helps his classmates, teachers, and all the school projects are done entirely free of cost. We are not involved in his activities at all. This is all him,” Nair told Khaleej Times.
Besides, developing apps and designing logos, Aadithyan is also an avid YouTuber and vlogs on his channel ‘A Craze’. “Through the vlog, I teach others whatever knowledge I have and I spread it to my friends. I am working on Android app development courses on my YouTube channel,” he said.
He then spoke about how his family has helped him. “My parents and sister, Aaradhya, have been really supportive. My sister is six, and she shoots all the videos for my YouTube channel,” he said, as per the Khaleej Times report
Elton Gomes is a staff writer at Qrius.