NEXT GROWTH CONCLAVE: A Platform for Nepali Startups to come in the Limelight 

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Next Growth Conclaveis the meeting place for Nepal’s most Disruptive Startups, Small Businesses, the Entrepreneurs and Investors. The main objective of this event is to bring together the growth leaders from Nepal and beyond to inform, inspire and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs about growing faster. On that same day, M&S NEXT Venture Corp will also be announcing applications for the first batch of startups, for its business accelerator program NEXT Launchpad. 

Being the first of its kind program organized by the private sector in Nepal, the growth conclave will host highly focused and growth driven panel discussions with various high profile local entrepreneurs and international delegates contributing to the vibrant interactions. By showing the path towards achieving growth, the conclave aims to encourage the entrepreneurs and citizens of Nepal to dream big and deliver big.

Highlights of Next Growth Conclave:
Discussions

The first highlights of NEXT Growth conclave, will be focused on discussions where renowned National and International speakers will share their expert insights and knowledge on relevant growth topics and trends.

Here are the List of Confirmed Speakers for the NEXT Growth Conclave:

– Mahesh Murthy, Managing Partner, Seedfund, Mumbai, India

Aditi Chaurasia, Co-founder, EngineerBabu, India

Amarit Charoenphan, Group CEO and Founder of HUBBA, Thailand

Ajeet Khurana, CEO of Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT- Bombay

Bhupendra Khanal, Co-founder and Former CEO of Simplify360

Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board

– Shahil Agrawal, Managing Director, Shanker Group

Joseph Jeong, Oracle Strategies Cyberport, Hong Kong

Minhaz Anwar, Head, Grameenphone Accelerator, Bangladesh

Sneh Sharma, Founder & CEO, Ittisa, India

Vinay Singhal, Co-founder and CEO, WittyFeed, India

Startup Valley

One of the major problems that startups face while getting their brands and products through to their target market is that, they cannot generate enough market engagement and attention from the media. The right kind of media coverage can do wonders for a startup, because it not only boosts the startup’s reach in its target market but also adds credibility to the startup.

In order to provide a solution to these very prominent problems faced by Nepali startups, Startup Valley has been designed to provide its participating startups with the right kind of media exposure and investment opportunities. In other words, it is a platform for Nepali Startup Companies to showcase the product, Network with fellow founders, Senior Entrepreneurs and Investors, and Gain high value exposure along with coverage in National and International media. Do sign up for Startup Valley HERE. Registrations fee for participating to Startup Valley is Rs 10,000 and deadline for the registration is September 20, 2016. Your ticket to the startup valley will get access to:

  • A startup booth at the valley
  • 2 free tickets for Next Growth Conclave and every additional ticket at a special rate of Rs. 1000/-
  • Network with potential investors
  • Privileged access to our investors lounge
  • Dedicated media lounge for startups
  • Exclusive platform to launch your product or business (at the Kickstart Hill)
Kickstart Hill

It is a part of the Startup Valley and is a platform where new startups can launch themselves or their products and get media coverage. Next Growth Conclave will attract startup enthusiasts, investors, industry experts, mentors and media from all over Nepal and abroad, and for those startups who want to use this incredible exposure to launch their brand or products, Kickstart Hill’s limited launch spots are designed to serve that purpose.

Investor’s Lounge

Investor lounge provides an opportunity for both startups and investors to explore possible partnerships and build powerful relations. The lounge will host individual investors and investment companies, who will be interacting with the startups from the ‘Startup Valley’, and few conference attendees. It aims to provide a platform where the some of the most active investors can meet and build profitable relationships with some of the best startups in Nepal.

The startups will also be going through a ‘Speed Dating’ session with the pool of designated investors, and have a maximum of 5 mins to do so. Here, the interested startups get to make an elevator pitch, consult on their business and exchange contacts within a given time frame to the investors and later be followed up.

Media Lounge

It is a lounge where the startups get an opportunity to meet the National and International media which includes – Bloggers, Journalists, Program Producers, and Personalities from the renowned media houses. The media lounge is initiated to provide startups at Startup Valley with media expose aimed at increasing their brands’ and products’ market engagement and attention which is normally not accessible to them.

Networking

Everybody who attends the Growth Conclave shall get opportunity to network with startups, seasoned entrepreneurs, professionals, bankers, investors and the media. In addition to, you will meet many like minded people changing the world around us, as you are.  Also, for your convenience, there will be a dedicated section solely for Business Cards Exchange.

Event Details:

Date & Time: September 25, 2016 (9 AM – 5 PM)

Venue: Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu

Contact

The tickets cost NRs. 2,000 each (includes: participant kit, lunch and hi-tea). Furthermore, call at this following number to book the tickets or know more about the event:

+977 – 9849526284
+977 – 9841111379
+977- 1- 2222672

Next Venture Corp P. Ltd.
Sixth Floor, Four Square Complex
Narayan Chaur, Naxal, Kathmandu

or Email: next@mns.com.np

In conclusion, this event are for Entrepreneurs, Small business owners, Startup team members, Corporate executives and business leaders, Entrepreneurs network and associations, Business welfare organizations, Government organizations, Development sector organizations, Angel investors, Investment companies, Aspiring entrepreneurs, University students, Industry Enthusiasts and everyone who wants to grow their startup faster and be part of next big thing shaping Nepal’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.