Cash in waste!
Nepal is a land full of problems which often give a way to entrepreneurs who make a business out of the problems with a tangible solution. These solutions are not only helping the entrepreneurs generate income for themselves but are contributing to the economy of the country. In this blog post, we will take you through a burning problem that Nepal is currently facing and an entrepreneur who has …
All about Demo Day!
Demo Day 2017
Nepali entrepreneurs present their business cases amidst investors!
The stage was set- it looked nothing short of spectacular- strobe lights sketched a synchronized pattern as they followed the 9 entrepreneurs on stage, as they made powerful pitches to a roomful of investors, and industry leaders. They were the real rock stars of the evening at Hotel Himalaya at Rockstart Impact De …
The mentor-mentee relationship
EXPERIENCE SHARING AND CONNECTIONS LEAD TO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
First published in The Himalayan Times, 19.02.2017
The word ‘mentor’ is first recorded in history in Homer’s The Odyssey. Mentor, who is portrayed as a wise man is assigned to educate Odysseus’ son, Telemachus. Mentor is given the responsibility of the kingdom and Telemachus when Odysseus goes to fight in the Trojan War …
The untold story
The people and process behind Nepal’s largest accelerator programme
First published in The Himalayan Times, 12.02.2017
Rockstart Impact was introduced to Nepali entrepreneurs back in 2014 by One to Watch, an invest management company and has successfully completed two editions till date and are currently running the third iteration. Rockstart Impact bridges the gap between entrepreneurs and impa …
Booming Berry Business
Nature provides abundant business opportunities
First published in The Himalayan Times, 05.02.2017
Sitting down with one of the 10 companies from the third batch of Rockstart Impact, National Organics, founder Hari Chandra Poudyal generates employment and multiplies the social impact he has to offer by making use of a natural resource that is found in abundant in Nepal- Rittha (soapberries).
Fruits of labor
Seeking fair price for their efforts
First published in The Himalayan Times
Roughly 12 years ago when Taramani Khatiwada was employed at the Supreme Court, he along with his wife bought Kiwi fruit from Bhatbhateni Supermarket. The price quoted for 3 pieces of Kiwi surprised him – ‘What is this ‘fruit’ that looks like a potato and costs Rs. 100 per piece?’ he thought. Inquisitive by nat …