Business emails are exciting. They can either make or break deals. So how do you make sure that you are sending the right type of emails?
E-commerce has boomed in the last couple of years. But what’s the situation of Cash on Demand payment?
With a client base of 10,000 in 80 countries within the first year of its launch, PageVamp—an American startup with a Nepali cofounder, is starting with gusto.
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.
Hello Paisa intends to connect rural Nepal to the country’s primarily urban-centric banking system. With a majority of the population who has never had a bank account, many of whom don’t even believe in having an account, can Hello Paisa reach its goal? CEO Suraj B. Pandey shares his company’s story.
The start-up phase is definitely the most defining and challenging stage for any venture. A company’s failure or success depends on how you successfully tackle the challenges that come along during this stage. In this context, we asked some successful Nepali entrepreneurs about the biggest challenges they faced while starting out and how they overcame it. Here are their responses:
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.
Social media is an important tool, it makes your presence felt. However, your engagement in the online social world does not always do well for your venture. ‘Sharing is caring’ could just go wrong if it’s not done in the right way, and could even make you popular for the wrong reasons. So, you might want to check this list to get your social buzz right, and to know what can turn you down in front of the world.
Compared to other traditional mediums, the digital platform is a relatively new concept for promoting a business. Today, having an online presence through a website and social media is of growing importance to businesses, both small and big. But in the race to be the first, companies often make some major blunders. Sunil Rijal shares a list of five things that entrepreneurs should be aware of while trying to establish their online presence:
In a world that runs on the Internet, the lack of privacy seems like an unavoidable price to pay for ubiquitous information and constant connectivity. However, the people behind 11beep are one of the few trying to get the best of both worlds.
Dr. Saathi brought the concept of franchise into the pharmacy business, bringing together the indispensable nature of the health sector and the reliability of franchise. But the million dollar idea hasn’t had it easy; a lot of lessons had to be learned before they could find their footing.
Microsoft and CityNet hope to inspire innovation in Nepalese developers to solve Kathmandu’s biggest problems with the CityApp program.
‘Yestai ho’ culture has made us quite a laid back bunch. Most might consider it to be counter-productive; however there are a few ventures, like Laser Maxx, that are making the most out of it.
The overwhelming response to Pivot Nepal showed that we are not short of mobile app developers. But the actual hurdle now is getting those apps into the market. How can the Nepali market warm up to technological advancements? Bibhusan Bista, CEO of Young Innovations and Prawesh Shrestha, Project Manager of Mobile Social Networking Nepal, discuss on how to familiarize the Nepali market with mobile applications.
Since the past 2 years, the new wave of tech companies and startups have increased, and herein lies the genuine winds of change for Nepal. It’s about time everyone took notice and a step forward.
What is a maker movement? Exactly what it says it is, actually. While the culture of making tech related contraptions gets more popular in the US and elsewhere, in Nepal its only just started but its growth is slow. How could it get better and bigger?
Anything pleasantly strange adds more value to the day than the mundane. But find a weird object that adds value to your home and office, and you have stories to tell for years - some to your friends and some to absolute strangers.
Nepali carpets have drama attached to them – the heritage of Tibetan artists, the conflicts and the ups and downs it’s seen over the years. The silver lining is piece of software, developed locally, used globally, that has transformed the Nepali carpet industry for the better.
You know how you reply to some emails right away while others suffer in the inbox long enough to be pushed into another page? For all its popularity since the first email was sent, most people haven’t mastered the art of the perfect email yet. This is a pursuit toward that elusive goal.
Apple has an amazing line of products, but for entrerpeneurs what might be even more interesting is how they go about advertising their products and selling it
Braindigit’s journey from having one employee to winning the Red Herring 100 Award has been about working with a killer combination of mind and heart
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.
GREPSR’S SUBRAT BASNET ON OPENING A TECH COMPANY
Mobile phones stopped being just ‘Mobile phones’ a long time ago. Local innovations by tech entrepreneurs are driving (and leading) advances in the country’s technology field.
HOW CLOUD FACTORY TAPPED INTO NEPAL’S UNEMPLOYED WORKFORCE. With ‘cloud workers’ and ‘cloud seeders’ as its workforce, CloudFactory is taking the Kathmandu tech scene by storm. With four countries already under its belt, this laid back, tech savvy and efficient outsourcing company is out to change the way the world works.
Leaving a secure job with a good paycheck to start a company is daunting, but the drive of an entrepreneur is a powerful thing.
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.
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.
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