About The Speaker
Co-founder & Director of Included VC. Nikita Thakrar is the Co-founder & Director of Included VC, the first-of-its kind global VC Fellowship. Included VC is a unique ‘Venture Capital MBA’ is for individuals from diverse communities which are often overlooked or excluded, providing access, opportunity and knowledge into the world of Venture Capital. Previously she was part of Europe’s leading science & technology university; Imperial College London’s entrepreneurship team heading up deep science ventures with a focus on novel technology. She was supporting entrepreneurs in building innovative, sustainable & Tech for Good businesses (water, new materials, robotics, energy, MedTech), collectively accelerating over 2000 people. Moreover, she has also overseen the leadership of the Women in STEM programme. Nikita has worked in the start-up sphere for a decade and brings a wealth of deep science and innovation experience across various industries, with the unique ability to blend entrepreneurship within start-ups, corporates and education. Nikita has previously been a Fellow of Global Startup Generation in addition to the New Entrepreneurs.