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Maya Lockwood
Head of People & Culture

To focus on People & Culture, Maya helps build the inclusive and conscious aspects of IndieBio’s program and growth. She curates and hosts events for the current portfolio of startups, alumni, and investor syndicate, to educate and expand our awareness around future literacy, human and planetary health.      

As part of that role, Maya also oversees IndieBio’s communications strategy. She builds community around content, thought leadership, media, events, speaking engagements and strategic partnerships. She is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs in empowering their voices, emotional intelligence & leadership skills to develop their collective potential.

Prior to joining IndieBio, Maya was the Director of Engagement at Foresight Institute, an organization that brings together the world’s leading scientists, researchers, and technologists to facilitate high-level conversations and collaboration. Maya has worked with venture capital and startup clients, including Richard Branson’s 2015 Extreme Tech Challenge as their publicist. Her background includes 15+ years as an analyst, managing implementation, training and more with Meditech, UCSF Medical Center, and Symantec.

Life creates [the Force], makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter