As far back as Eshan Bhojane can remember, he’s been a tinkerer with a boundless imagination.
In elementary school, he tried to build a car so he could visit his little brother in the hospital.
“I really wanted to see him. So, I thought, ‘What do I need? I know! I’ll create a small car,’” Eshan said. “I obviously didn’t have an understanding of how mechanics worked; I was cutting out cardboard wheels.”
The project was a flop. But eventually, Eshan’s brother came home, and the two built a strong bond. The experience also reinforced Eshan’s love of making things, and ever since, he’s been determined to bring his ideas to life.
His quest to create is what brought Eshan to Georgia State University, where he will study computer science and entrepreneurship.
“I’m so glad I’m going to Georgia State,” said Eshan, a first-year student in the Honors College and a Class of 2023 Presidential Scholar. “When I was talking to counselors and professors during student visits, it was clear that if you have something cool—some idea you want to pursue—they will match you with the correct people in that area. Atlanta is full of business people and professionals who can support you.”
Eshan is entering college already somewhat experienced in the virtual marketplace. While still a student at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, he created a company that sold computer appliances online.
“I wanted to exercise my financial muscle so I would know how to compete,” he said. “My company didn’t make too much money, but I also didn’t lose any money.”
Constructing an e-commerce company from scratch was his first coding project. It will not be his last.
“Coding is the best way create your ideas without having any concrete resources,” Eshan said. “With coding, all you need is you and your time.”