Appalla Saikiran is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOPE, a new-age holistic platform bringing aspiring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors, and industry experts on a single platform. At the company’s helm, Saikiran is responsible for spearheading SCOPE’s strategic and business segments, overseeing the core application, and personifying its development plans. He is also accountable for developing the platform’s marketing strategies and bringing stakeholders together on a single table. A teen Telangana-based entrepreneur, Saikiran founded SCOPE at the age of just 17. He is currently a first-year BTech Data Science student at Manipal University, Jaipur. Even before crossing the threshold of his teen years, Saikiran is already leading a prosperous professional career. He completed his Junior CEO program certified by Brown University. He also received the monumental Global Kids Achievers Award for developing SCOPE’s avant-garde application. He was also one of the top-100 students across India selected by Google to visit their office.m Since a dedicated workforce is instrumental for an organization’s success, Saikiran has a strategic partnership with Sagiam Private Limited, a Hyderabad-based app development company. Through this collaboration, Saikiran successfully transformed his remarkable idea into a full- fledged platform called SCOPE. He aims to create a concrete and comprehensive stage that can open gates for newfound and unparalleled opportunities. He aspires to empower the startup community and changemakers and guide them through their inspirational startup journey. Through SCOPE, Saikiran is committed to initiating a common platform where people can connect, collaborate and create together with like-minded people. The platform will help the younger generation to take charge of their lives, summon opportunities instead of waiting. It is the brainchild of a teenager striving to create a revamped networking platform that directly impacts numerous lives. Outside of his work commitments, Saikiran is an avid Chess player with a state-level championship in his bag. He likes to hone his public speaking skills and firmly believes in learning new skills at every opportunity. In terms of CSR activities, Saikiran regards ethical social responsibility to start from the ground level. He has been teaching underprivileged kids and feeding stray dogs for many years.