Youngest Research Assistant At India’s Department Of Defense To Founding A Medtech Startup | A Conversation With Nikin Tharan | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu
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Nikin discovered his love for electronics at 9, and became the youngest research assistant at India’s DoD. He discusses his journey in accelerated learning pathways and founding a medtech startup.

“Don’t ever be afraid to ask for help or to ask for opportunities. Very few opportunities land in your lap… you have to hustle and create the opportunity.”

From piloting projects on anti-train collision and smart homes starting from when he was 9 to attending Northeastern on a full ride scholarship when he was 16, Nikin Tharan describes how he paved his journey through curiosity and a passion for reading/learning.

In this episode, we talk:

  • Accelerated learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social impact

For anyone interested in generating social impact, this podcast episode provides actionable insights, lessons, and mindsets for future founders and technologists.


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