The Embassy of India and Clock b Business Innovations will be hosting the Connect [IN] – International Entrepreneurship Conclave on 19th January 2019, at Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal.
The second edition of Connect[IN] is co-organized by Clock b Business innovations and Embassy of India. The initiative is powered by SJVN with blincventures.com as premiere sponsors. The initiative is also supported by OYO Rooms, National Insurance, Nepal Tourism Board, Upasarga Technologies, King’s College, Udaan, and Daaqi.
The Conference set with a theme ‘To connect the great entrepreneurial minds of Nepal & India’ will help build market connections between Startups, Entrepreneurs; Investors; Marketers; Lawyers; Auditors; Government; Universities/Colleges; Mentors; Advisors; Corporate Leaders; Incubators/Accelerators; Development Partners; Business Enthusiasts. The conclave also aims to aid collaborative discussion and learning. It aims to connect the young entrepreneurs with investors, venture capitalists, and mentors; discuss with the entrepreneurial ecosystem actors; learn from the prominent entrepreneurial journeys; and network with fellow entrepreneurs from India and Nepal. The core objective of the event is toscout Startups, provide them with training and mentorship in the Incubation programme, and finally take the most promising startups to the finale. Thereby the organizers hosted series of college and youth-level promotional activities and Ideation workshops in various cities to look for the entrepreneurial enthusiasts.
After year long social media campaign, outreach activities and partnerships, hundreds of applications were received. After screening these ideas, top 21 ideas were selected for 7 days ‘Startup Incubation Programme.’ Then, these 21 Startups went through Idea Auditions and finally 6 most promising ideas were selected for the Finale to Pitch their ideas in front of Investors, Media and Entrepreneurs from Nepal and India. The top 6 ideas who will be appearing in the finale are Airlift, Swadeshi Innovations, Maker Valley, Unschool, Offering Happiness, and Walkman.
H.E. Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal will address the event as the Inaugural note at the event. Mr. Vikrant Gugnani, Founder of YouFirst Ventures & TransAsia Ventures; Mr. Aditya Ghosh, CEO for India and South Asia, OYO Hotels & Homes; Mr. Hem Raj Dhakal, Co-Founder & Managing Director, IME Group; Mr. Ranjit Acharya, CEO of Prisma Advertising; Mr. Narottam Aryal, President at King’s College; Mr. Sushil Pokharel, CEO of Sushmit Group; Mr. Kapidhwaja Pratap Singh, Second Secretary, Embassy of India; Mr. Varun Saraf, Venture Philanthropist and Social Entrepreneur; Mr. Kuber Chalise, Editor of Karobar Daily are few of the confirmed speakers for the Connect[IN] event.