Kiran founded his first business at 16 in high school, it was here where he sparked his interest in supporting youth entrepreneurship networks, advising early stage founders and developing the startup ecosystem in Manchester, London and Tallinn. He is fascinated by early stage company building and business development, and has spent the past four years working with cutting edge technology companies across eight startup accelerators over the past four years. Alongside his university studies, Kiran worked at Entrepreneur First, an international deep-tech company builder and talent investor, supporting European operations. Most recently, Kiran has been completing ad-hoc contract work to support a handful of pre-seed startups, including Unitary.ai. In his free time he leads the largest student startup accelerator in the UK, Accelerate ME CIC, and as Director he has worked with over 100 founders and academics from Manchester’s universities in building technology companies of the future.