Taiki Kato aspires for a career that involves starting a new venture or working in a startup. He is currently a 17 year old student studying in Thorpe, United Kingdom. His mission is to advance the intersectionality of diversity and inclusion through critical thinking, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mind.
Growing up in Japan, he has always felt there is a certain fixed path that a student needs to take a pattern of conformity that is stifling. For society to advance, chaos and yes, even friction, is necessary as the spark to innovate. He once remembers in Grade 9 during class, he encountered the true ethnicity of Japan and its characteristic of rejecting other races.
This lack of diversity and inclusion, from the perspective of race as well as from religion and gender minorities, is not conducive to both national and personal development. Furthermore, he is very entrepreneurial, and believes that an environment where he can flex his muscles on the intersectionality of business, sustainability and social innovation would better support his professional development.
As such, he has decided to move to the UK to further his growth.
In the UK, he has made a lot of friends from all over the world, and his best friend from 10th grade is from Ukraine. When he was in 11th grade, a big war happened in his home country - he wanted to help his family or other people to escape somehow. This motivated him to establish a charity initiative to fundraise for Ukrainian humanitarian support. He worked with other people to get a wider perspective and it was successful.To further add to his entrepreneurial spirit, he founded RESEED, a global initiative which aims to help tackle world hunger by REcycling, REusing, REducing and REdistributing food all over the world through using existing technologies to create new variations or combinations in logistics models.
Taiki found the splendor of helping people around the world and learned the real business world through this opportunity. Since then, he decided to study business and entrepreneurship at university and build his experience at startups and internships - in order to help more people beyond his own country in the future - in the areas of circular economy, smart logistics and sustainability management.