Lab-X Internship

My Experiences

Rahul Raveendranath


Name : Rahul Raveendranath

Presently : Final year student
B-tech (CSE), College of Engineering, Trivandrum

Interests : Technology, Startups

Twitter : @Rahulr92
Blog :

LAB-X Foundation

  • Non-profit foundation
  • Objective : Connect engineering colleges in India to various global opportunities and resources such as
    • International internships
    • Innovative competitions
    • Projects
    • Workshops



Ohio State University

  • In Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 16th among the nation's best public universities
  • 64k students enrolled presently

OSU Campus

The Oval

Recreational & Physical Activity center

ohio state

FISHER College Of Business

Aerial view of the Fisher campus
  • Business school under OSU
  • Among top ranked B-schools in the USA

Fisher Snaps

TEC Institute

  • Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Institute
  • Offers consulting service for organizations in various stages  (mostly startups)
  • Provides expert analytic services (market survey, competitive analysis etc) 

What I did there

  • Market research for a medical product 
    • Studied current market trends
    • Identified possible allies and competitors

  • Identified improvements for a software solution
    • Participated in software development life cycle


  • Start-up accelerator based out of Columbus
    • Helps convert entrepreneurial ideas to viable business models
  • 10 startups, 10 weeks,  $20k funding
  • Vast pool of veteran entrepreneurs and mentors

10X Snaps


10X Startups

TEC Institute Takeaways

  • Learned formal methods of market analysis
  • Learned high level overview of the drug development industry
  • Learned about ontologies, semantic web etc.
  • Learned to appreciate professionalism in work

10X Takeaways

  • Met a lot of passionate entrepreneurs
  • Attended valuable sessions on topics like team building, storytelling, brand building, pitching etc.
  • Got lot of guidance from entrepreneurs (mentors) who had been there, done that.
  • Worked closely with a startup called Stockleap.

Other takeaways

  • Made a lot of new friends
  • Learned a lot about available options for higher studies in the US.
  • Met many social innovators
  • Attended a lot of technical and startup meetups
  • Visited a lot of places - Columbus, Boston, Las Vegas