CTO & Co-founder
Akanksha Shelat is a visionary leader in the fields of technology and mental health care. As the first person in her family to pursue postsecondary education as an international student, she earned an Honours BSc. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of Toronto. With a passion for leveraging technology in outdated sectors, Akanksha now serves as the CTO and Co-Founder of Mind-Easy, a groundbreaking venture at the forefront of mental health innovation.
In her role at Mind-Easy, Akanksha leads the technology and innovation strategy while spearheading the development of cutting-edge platforms. Her expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enables her to harness the power of new technologies, revolutionizing mental health care.
Prior to co-founding Mind-Easy, Akanksha made notable contributions to the tech industry. She played a pivotal role in developing a web platform for managing donors and fundraisers at a philanthropically focused startup, demonstrating her commitment to using technology for social impact. She also created a behavioral economics experiment tool at the Carey Business School, enhancing the consumer experience in a car ride-share context.
Akanksha's diverse professional experience includes a role as a Product Manager at a biomedical organization, where she developed a computer vision-based application for assessing drug tests. Her expertise in computer science and cognitive science drives innovation and shapes the future of technology.
As a co-founder of Mind-Easy, Akanksha is dedicated to making mental health care accessible for all. The platform she envisions will bridge the gap between technology and mental health, providing culturally sensitive options for individuals from diverse backgrounds.
In addition to her accomplishments in the fields of technology and mental health care, Akanksha Shelat leads a fulfilling life outside of her professional pursuits. Her diverse range of hobbies reflects her passion for exploration and creativity. She is an avid reader, finds delight in the world of movies, expresses herself through drawing and dance, enjoys the tranquility of crochet, the thrill of biking, and the excitement of playing tennis.