With over 700 attendees from different background; Corporate Houses, Entrepreneurs, Business Enthusiastic, Two National and Ten International speakers, Investors, Startup Enthusiasts, Bloggers, Journalists and Media Houses, Next Growth Conclave, was successfully conducted at Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu, on September 25, 2016.
Conference was divided into different sessions; Startup Insight from National and International Speakers, Panel Discussion, Startup Valley, Kickstart Hill, Investors Lounge and Media Lounge.
Recalling the Speakers:
Mahesh Murthy, who is a Founder of Pinstorm and Seedfund, Investor in 50 companies including redBus, CarWale, Chumbak and many other startups, shared, “Success for today’s business is Word of Mouth”. He is also a globally celebrated Keynote Speaker, Angel Investor and Digital marketer.
Founder & CEO at Ittisa, Sneh Sharma said “We are born for a purpose and the same should go with your company”.
Vinay Singhal, who is a co-founder & CEO at Wittyfeed, said “Community is very important factor to build a startup not the conference and conclave. He also shared, “Relationship with Co-founder should be as brothers. So that, in any circumstances, they will stay at your startup till end.”
Bhupendra Khanal, who is a CEO at Dogsee Chew, stated about 3I’s, “Innovation, Integration and Implementation.
To know more about what speakers said, check it out the latest tweets HERE
Out of 25 startup companies in Startup Valley; 15 of the startups were from technology sector, 6 of the startups to Agro, Manufacturing and Handicraft, 2 of the startups to Fashion and remaining of the startup to service sector. In this post, will highlight 17 Promising Nepali Startups from Next Growth Conclave. Without much further ado. Let’s get started with 17 Promising Nepali Startups from Next Growth Conclave.
WebRobo, is a digital web agency that aims to help differently abled people through technology in developing countries. Project Kapi and Disaster Response App are the project that they are currently working on. Project Kapi, is an interactive voice enable system, which was initiated to address the issue of kids’ psychology; learning in a fun way and grabbing the information faster. Whereas, Disaster Response App, which helps in distributing the information’s about disasters like earthquake, reliable answers about rumors, news, safety information, emergency contact and others. Check it out the Disaster Response App.
DB2MAP, is an analytical and communication tool, where you as a journalist, researcher, part of a social group or a civil society, or an information enthusiast who faces obstacles in their work due to lack of access to information can find this digital infrastructure very useful.
GoldenPeak, is an organic Nepali tea brand, which is operated by Young Women Entrepreneurs and aim to be one of the best quality organic tea exporters from Nepal. In addition to, GoldenPeak team wants to promote Nepal globally through their organic tea product in coming days and contribute their effort in women empowerment.
Green bamboo creations, is a supplier and manufacturer of eco-friendly bamboo products. Currently, they are working with locals from Jhapa, Dharan and Hetauda when sourcing, pre-processing and manufacturing bamboo products.
Keep Rolling Media, is an advertising and promotion agency, where billboard ads are placed outside the bus instead of traditional method; hoarding boards.
NepalVR, is a Nepal’s first virtual reality app from Semantic Creation. They also demonstrated their Augmented Reality project to attendees in Startup Valley.
Vidinterest, a video curation and discovery platform. In addition to, it is content discovery platform, which helps user to create collection of videos that are hosted in YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. And, later user can embed that video in website or blog.
Hodor, is an online cab rental service, where cab under Hodor will comprises of GPS, Tablet, WiFi and Point Of Sale system for billing. Hodor will be launched after dashain and the team will be coming up with different schemes such as; Free Ride, Cash Back and many more. After the launch, passenger can order the cab from App, Website and Hotline number.
Nepzy, offers an online recharge, flight booking and bill payment services at one place through SCT, Visa, MasterCard and Net Banking details. Every transaction are based on online base protocol and settled instantly. Multi recharge, user management, expenses management are the latest services provided to corporate houses, where corporate user can pay the batch expenses via single click payment from Nepzy portal.
Hamro Patro, is all-in-one application, where its flagship features are; Nepali Calendar, News, Radio, Horoscope, Trending Videos and lots more. Other products from Hamro Patro are; Hamro Nepali Dictionary and Hamro Nepali Keyboards. Amazing news is that all these apps have been downloaded One Million times in Google Play Store.
Foodmandu, launched in November 2010, is the first company in Nepal that delivers foods from more than 120 different restaurants in Kathmandu to your doorstep.
HoneyGuide Apps, is a travel and tech startup based in Kathmandu that is building paradigm shifting products for the travel industry. Recently, they have also launched Trekking in Nepal app.
NepFlights, is an online domestic flight booking service in Nepal with the objective to bring the major airlines in the same platform and also to make the flight easily accessible. It is one of the winners of Red Herrings Top 100 Asia words of 2015.
Pepal provides centralized employee database together with an easy-to-use, self-service platform that manages a global workforce, ensures access permissions and keeps consistency in its processes. With a powerful yet easy-to-use HR application, you can integrate employees’ information on Onboarding, Attendance, Salary, Benefits, Leave management and Payroll. This products has been developed by BrainDigit IT Solution.
Fancy Nepal, is a social commerce platform, which involves social media that supports social interaction, and user contributions to assist online buying and selling of fancy products.
MyRupeeBag, is a Nepal’s first cashback and discounts website. After you register and login in MyRupeeBag.com, you will get an opportunity to earn cashback amount in specific products.
The Platform Inc., is one of the first coworking spaces in Nepal. They provide office spaces, lounge and conference room that are cost-effective than traditional offices since the workspace is shared by multiple different companies/organizations and freelancers which provides for an additional benefit of a community that increases productivity and encourages collaboration.
On that same day, NEXT Launchpad was officially launched, which is a Homegrown Mentorship driven Startup Accelerator Program. With Next Growth Conclave, attendees from different background got an opportunity to interact with Speakers, Nepali Startups, Investors and Media. Hence, this kind of conference will be an effective platform to share the story of Nepali Startups with Investors and Media. In addition to, it will also help in fostering the Nepali Startup Ecosystem both locally and globally.