Annual Startup Competitions in Nepal

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Startup Competitions are gaining more popularity every time they get announced in Nepal. These competitions help aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their dream projects into reality by providing them mentorship, learning, networking, and funding opportunities. Here are some of the annual startup competitions in Nepal.

Idea Studio Nepal 

Idea Studio Nepal conducts the Idea Studio Startup competition annually. Idea Studio provides a platform to turn promising ideas into solutions and ultimately aims at igniting social change by enabling youth potentials in the favor of entrepreneurship through innovation. 

They have been conducting the Idea Studio Startup Competition for 5 years now. The process starts by calling for innovative ideas from different sectors. Then the chosen ideas are nurtured through their business incubation program. Then the ideas are showcased on national television as a reality show where the business leaders, investors, and organizations interested in the ideas partner and invest with the innovators.

For more information, check out this link. 

Contact Details  

Email: info@nullideastudio.org.np

Phone: +977 9801178787, +977 015186277

 

College Idea Hunt

College Idea Hunt is an initiation by Idea Studio Nepal which is aimed at bringing out startup ideas from college students. The hunt yearly brings out creative young minds to solve the existing problems through innovative and sustainable approaches. 

The hunt is not just a competition but also allows the students to pitch their ideas along with different incubation, mentorship, and networking opportunities. The seed investment provided to the top three winning ideas is a plus to launch their startups. 

For more information, check out the link. 

Contact Details  

Email: info@nullideastudio.org.np

Phone: +977 9801178787, +977 015186277

 

Startup Idea Call 

Startup Idea Call Program is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment of Bagmatic Province Government, Rastriya Banijya Bank, and Bishal Foundation. This startup competition was created to fund the ideas that have the potential and ability to change the face of the Nepalese economy. 

Not only that, but the program also helps in building a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country for generating different employment opportunities. Under this program, startup ideas are called from the youths of Bagmatic province annually.

For more information. Check out this link.  

Contact Details  

Email: startupideacall2019@nullgmail.com 

Phone: +977 01-4442335

 

Startup World Cup Nepal 

Startup World Cup Nepal is the competition brought by Startup Hub Nepal and World Trade Group Nepal. The competition each year fosters local innovation to reach the global platform. It provides global exposure to aspiring entrepreneurs with wide networking and investment opportunities. The startups can win the grand prize of $1 million to fund their startup. Different startups, corporate companies, and investors can join the competition and get the benefits of networking, investment opportunities, and mentorship. 

For more information. Check out this link. 

Contact Details  

Email: submit@nullstartuphubnepal.com  

Phone: +977 01-5111061

 

National Social Business Challenge 

Social Business Challenge is conducted annually by Yunus Social Business Centre-King’s College.  The Challenge was launched to promote social business models across Nepal. Yearly it brings together people from various backgrounds who are trying to address social challenges through viable business models.  The center also provides Social Entrepreneurship Workshop before the challenge to help the aspiring entrepreneurs to develop insights in establishing a social enterprise and also preparing well for the competition. 

For more information. Check out this link.

Contact Details  

Email: incubator@nullkingscollege.edu.np 

Phone: +977 01-4224520, 01-4224574, 01-4225909

 

Hult Prize

Hult Prize is a global competition happening in different countries. Hult Prize has been launched a few years back in Nepal as well. Hult Prize is also an annual competition but launched for students in different colleges and universities. It is an excellent opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs to compete in a global competition. After winning the national competition the winners get to compete in the regionals where they get exposed to a different learning environment. The ultimate winner of the competition gets funding of $1 million. But that’s not it the top ideas get incubation opportunities from global leading companies and experts from around the world. 

For more information. Check out this link. 

 

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