“So who is going to employ you as a doctor, engineer or pilot in the long run?”
Nepal holds the splendor of beauty, what it lacks is the glory of actions. We need actions.
The local craftsmen of Nepal hold skills that are renowned worldwide. Its time our own countrymen began marketing them.
What’s the use of having high literacy when most literates have to go abroad for jobs? What’s the use of building infrastructure when we don’t have enterprises that can make use of it? Why should we boast about our country’s resources when we can’t make use of them?
As the economy grows, Nepali startups with high growth potentials are certain to come up. But these companies would have limited historical data, and putting a value on them will require a different approach.
Communication skills are natural to us. But as time passes by we lose them. How can we get them back?
Following dismal results in this year’s SLC examination once again, fingers have been pointed at the country’s educational system, and rightfully so. It’s not the lack of support from the government, but a structure that forsakes ownership and incentives is to blame.
The government has finally taken steps to encourage start-ups
After reading this piece, please put together a small team of like-minded, entrepreneurship oriented people with a bias for action, and take an easy drive from Banepa along the new highway to Bardibaas on the East West Highway.
When my 74 year old grand-mother asked me to log on to ‘Skype’ to check to see if my brother who lives in the States was online, I wondered then whether ‘Skype’ and ‘Facebook’ has replaced ‘Bible’ and ‘Coca-cola’ as the most popular words.
During my travels and recreational visits to different parts of Nepal through Biruwa Ventures, I had the chance to discover myself and find my love for traveling to new places. The entire idea of unleashnepal.com is to help people explore the unknown, learn to take risks and somehow to discover oneself during that process.
Having to deal with less than perfect working standards here, Manish Shrestha from Kazi Studios shares how he learned to work around the substandard mess.
Responsible for introducing Startup Weekend in Nepal, Brijen Joshi is all about ideas. In the column, he shares his thoughts on drawing ideas from diverse experiences
Shabda Gyawali shares his experience of meeting Vineet Rai, the founder of Intellecap and Aavishkar, and draws key lessons for other entrepreneurs from Rai’s journey.
Learning never stops – for entrepreneurs. This is even truer as they need to continuously learn from their mistakes to not repeat them in the future and to learn from them. One entrepreneur looks back on a great opportunity to get us some wisdom.
Everyone who wants to travel in Nepal is suggested destinations that are already thriving with tourist activity. Just a little more effort can get you and your friends to a Nepal outside of these touristy places that so many romanticize about but very less actually find and enjoy.
Having founded and worked on Biruwa Ventures for more than two and a half years, Vidhan Rana shares some insights that might be useful for Nepali startups slogging it out there.
Are we underdogs in the global arena. After competing in an international business competition, two local students don’t believe so anymore.
I’m finally taking driving classes, which makes the folks at my work very happy. The catch is that, I have to wake up early, really early.
The roads are in a bad state, there are frequent shortages of basic commodities, and it takes a long time to get any paper work done because of one single cause - corruption.
Can and does an idea have to remain local anymore? How do you take your ideas global? Dare to think of ideas? Then take a step further and dare to dream bigger.
Potential Nepali brands are spread all over the country – quite literally. Palpali is one such potential brand that has established itself culturally but is yet to make sense in terms of economics.
Can the idea generators and the innovators behind a company also lead a startup to maturity? Can an entrepreneur be a leader and vice-versa? Is it necessary that an entrepreneur have a leadership skill to do well? Perhaps the answer lies in a greyer area.
Starting a company and scaling it is not an easy task. Many early entrepreneurs dream to achieve a “hockey stick” type growth rate for their startups but often fail to scale.
Brijen Joshi helped introduce Startup Weekend in Nepal, a great platform for aspiring entrepreneurs. From experience learning that takes a few years to a lifetime, Nepal is witnessing the development of a support structure which is not only a learning platform but also a networking platform with established personnel from various fi elds shortening and allowing pragmatic approaches to start and succeed with your startup.
Many Nepalis working and living abroad came home for Dashain and Tihar to join family and friends in the celebrations of the victory of good over evil.
While the local venture capital (VC) industry is still in its pre-fledlging phase, the future prospects in Nepal have started to brighten up.
From cooking to serving to the making of a successful business, a lot goes into running a successful cafe or bar than just the food and the decor of the place.
The Power Summit 2013 concluded recently in Kathmandu with a clear vision, and strategy to make Nepal a hydropowered country. In the last 5-6 years, Nepal has increasingly become a diesel and battery powered country.
I am one of those people who took their time before upgrading their mobile technology. The phone to me is anything but a status symbol; my interest is purely for its usefulness as it is related to my work. Which is why I’m still very attached to my iPhone 4 and have seen no real reason for an upgrade.
A list of cultural and governmental reasons are checking the progress of the Venture Capital industry from really taking off in Nepal. With a clear abundance of entrepreneurial ideas and strong work ethics, identifying and mitigating these challenges would do us all good.
What separates entrepreneurs from businessmen? Is it the business that they own or the way they run it? Is it the whats of their business or the whys?
Historical and architectural treasures and new developments make Mithila a hot bed of potential for entrepreneurial ventures.
if your ideas are good, here is as good as any place to launch the next big thing.
Launching a new company presents unique challenges to the entrepreneur. Sorting out these hurdles as you is the only way to go about it.
Are you an entrepreneur? Does passion drive you to aim for the impossible? Are you the sort of person who needs an MBA? Find out what you’re in for before you enroll.
Nepal’s tourism segment is full of opportunities for the entrepreneur who can break down the problems and take advantage of the gaping voids in what is available for the tourist.
How often do we not do the stuff on our to-do lists? A few tips (learned the hard way) to help you get more organized.
Using poultry waste for energy production might sound a bit too out of the box. But the success of this idea at a recent event in Kathmandu proves the adventurous and tech savvy spirit of Nepali entrepreneurs.
Deciding to become an entrepreneur might seem like a cool thing - it is. But it requires as much or in many cases, much more homework and hard work to truly succeed with your ideas.
Copying ideas is the easy part, but seldom do they work as well as the original. The advantages of being original are numerous - aspire to be original.