The story of a struggle between an ingenuous passion and a multi-billion dollar company
Escaping the vicious cycle of poverty requires much more than a five-year plan—it requires unflagging determination and persistence. Dilip Raj Joshi’s tenacity that raised a community from poverty stands proof.
A story of a poultry farmer from a Far-Western district of Doti that represents a story of a community—a community that is transforming itself with the right mix of ability and access-to-finance through locally governed co-operatives.
Rudra Pandey is responsible for two of the largest IT companies in Nepal, and now plans to build the largest computer institute in Nepal. But before all this, he was a boy from a small village in Nepal.
Money was not on Prabal Saakha’s mind when he started Hamrobazar.com, nor when he brought the first convertibles and Hummers to Nepal, and even now as he introduces a Café Racer inspired bike with Nepali branding. However, there is a method in this seeming ‘madness’, and it’s starting to show as Hamrobazar.com establishes itself as the biggest Nepali online transaction platform.
Until recently all coffee was assumed to be from the ubiquitous Nescafe jars. However, in just a few decades, Nepal is not only producing and selling fine quality coffee but also accepting it as a lifestyle change from the more popular tea. This seamless transition comes with a few back stories – like that of Phul Kumar Lama, whose personal journey with coffee coincides with that of the country’s.
Changing the status quo requires not only convincing others but also holding your ground when the proponents of the status quo retaliate. Paluwa Trading is set to introduce a disruption in the agro sector that could get farmers their fair share, the quality that consumers deserve and a system where nothing goes to waste.
In a scenario where the bar to qualify as an entrepreneur depends on who we ask, how do we actually define entrepreneurship?
Profit has a bad name in Nepali society. Even donations and charity have higher social standing than hard earned profit. However, Hamro Prabidhi Ramro Nepal, an NGO, is now for profit, and knows that there is no other way for sustainable development.
Having invested time, effort and money, changing the direction of your business despite vague prospects is undoubtedly a tough call to make. Persistence however, is not always a virtue.
Besides other things, it takes a significant amount of courage to start a new business, but when you are into your late 40s, it takes something more special.
It took some time before Shweta Upadhyaya could find it in her to do what she always wanted to do. She was trained as an engineer in the US, but after working for a year as one, she left for France to study fashion marketing.
With his first book ‘Take the Lead: Nepal’s Future Has Begun’, Anil Chitrakar shows a glipse of the bigger Nepali picture. Connecting the dots with anecdotes, the book underlines the most basic yet most important variable for progress – our attitude.
Building your company is all about connecting – connecting the goods, ideas, people and more importantly, connecting with the clients. And blogging is probably the best tool to build a community with lasting connections.
Ideas, business model, seed money, all check. But how do you go about the legalities that you know so little about.
Of many things we find hard to associate ourselves with, robotics must be one. Nevertheless, winning international competitions, building 3D printers and revamping the education system might change your disposition.
Bringing together two people from two organizations sharing the responsibility of advancing entrepreneurship in Nepal –Biruwa Ventures and Pasa Yard - without a doubt would result in talk about entrepreneurship.
Using data we don’t have and holding on to data we don’t use – many Nepali ventures find themselves trapped in this vicious cycle, their decisions based more on intuition and experience than hard facts. How do we break free from this cycle to find common footing with a data-driven world?
The television advertisement business is a small portion of the load shedding-affected Nepali economy. While most would see it as a reason to complain, a smart few, like Media Space Solutions (MSS) looked at it as an opportunity to find a solution and to build a business around it.
Creating what you envison drives most entrepreneurs. Transforming an idea into a successful business however, is a continual process that consists of many stages.
What happens when two entrepreneurs from the Internet-based services industry sit down for a candid talk that has no fixed agenda? Amun Thapa from Sasto Deal and Bal Krishna Joshi of Thamel.com met for the first time for this chitchat but soon both had opened up about their ideas, their ambitions an
How important is trust to any new or established venture? What are the benefits of promoting trust at the workplace? Two organizations tried out unique and risqué ideas to get ahead in the game.