Nish Parikh is the founder, technology architect and CEO of Rangam Technologies, a mobile application development company in Somerset, New Jersey. He is also an executive officer of Rangam Technologies’s parent firm Rangam Consultants Inc., one of the fastest growing staffing organizations on the eastern shore. Rangam serves Fortune 500 clients from a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, telecommunication, energy, banking, automobile and insurance.
Parikh founded Rangam Technologies in 2005. From the onset, he was passionate about introducing technology in autism management both at home and in the classroom. Nish started visiting families and special needs schools in the tri-state region to obtain a first-hand account of the daily struggles and achievements of children living with autism.
He routinely meets educators, members of parent advocacy groups, proponents of technology for special education, legislators, pediatric psychologists and ABA therapists who share their valuable insights and experiences about working in a niche area of education and healthcare with him.
Parikh has a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from the University of Pune. He loves singing and enjoys driving well-engineered cars.
Work for Autism Back in 2005, Parikh recognized that the existing educational programs for students with special needs lacked the technological sophistication necessary for them to be effective both in and out of the classroom. As a philanthropist, Nish started investing in creating technologically advanced educational programs for special needs students. He worked with a highly skilled team and built kiosk-based Colors Program as a supplemental tool for teachers and the app-based iLearnNEarn program for both teachers and parents.
Nish collaborated with eminent psychologist Dr. Michael Lewis to develop a screening app that would help pediatricians and parents detect signs of cognitive developmental delays in newborns, in order to initiate appropriate actions for overall well-being of the child.
He has also worked with institutes and organizations such as ECLC of New Jersey and Easter Seals New York. Nish teamed up with Eden Autism Services to convert their print curriculum into the fully digitized iLearnNEarn2 series of apps for children and adults.
After years of collaboration and fundraising, Nish and his team at Rangam Technologies developed ColorsKit in January 2014. ColorsKit is an autism management platform that offers a carefully assorted selection of mobile apps for special needs education and training. This platform integrates data-tracking functionality with audio and video technologies, and helps parents, teachers, therapists, researchers and other caregivers to screen for developmental delays, assess learning goals for every individual and deliver intense and timely intervention.
Recognition and Awards In September 2013, at the Innovation For Autism press conference, the official launch of this series of autism applications received much media attention and expert recognition. At the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Rangam Technologies won Verizon Powerful Answers Award for its innovative idea of autism management. In September 2014, Rangam Technologies was elected one of the Top 100 Finalists for the 13th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards.