Larisha Dhakal is a Business Development Consultant at NEXT Venture Corp. with experiences of working with many idea-stage and existing start-ups in Nepal. She is adept in community organization, project coordination, communication, knowledge and relationship management in the realm of innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Her interest in startups and innovation began in college, where her team initiated a creative incubator named Bluebrick Collective which got accepted into Knox Startup Term: a 10-week selective entrepreneurship program for idea-stage startups. Upon her return to Nepal, she worked with a social enterprise and led a Global Ambassador program that provides a platform for proactive diasporas to work on Nepal-based projects relating to innovation and leadership. At NEXT Venture Corp, she has worked as a part of the core organizing team on several entrepreneurship development programs including NEXT Growth Conclave 2019 and Nepal Innovation Challenge – AgriTECH with UNCDF. She is intentional in her approach, and plans on continuing her work in the path of sustainable economic growth by building local innovation and enterprising capacity through impactful programs and projects. Additionally, she enjoys hosting corporate events and creative writing.