KATHMANDU: Nischal Man Pradhan came up with Braindigit It solutions Pvt ltd in 2008. His passion and interest in information
technology led him start his own company. With the support from his father, he started his company Braindigit, with an initial investment of Rs 1.5 million.
Although, he simply registered the company in 2007 ... More
KATHMANDU: A business opportunity often stems to address an existing problem. Sometimes entrepreneurs create opportunities for themselves by fast-forwarding an existing service or a product. They come up with a version 2.0 of things that make existing ways of service, product consumption a thing of the past. That’s what Rooster Logic is ac ... More
KATHMANDU: Meat entrepreneurs claim that the consumption of mutton in this season (Nov-Dec) is lower compared to last year. While the demand for mutton a few months back was soaring due to the outbreak of bird flu it is now below average.
Business entrepreneurs state that an artificial price hike in mutton and migration of people from Ka ... More
KATHMANDU: Kathmandu was part of the intense 54-hour Startup Weekend boot camps held across hundreds of cities across the world involving tens of thousands of developers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts on the two weekends surrounding Global Entrepreneurship Week. Powered by local facilitators, the Kathmandu iteration of Startup Weekend Globa ... More
KATHMANDU: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) also known as ‘Responsible Business Practices’ is growing as a global concept promoting active contribution to society and economy of the country. Leading business houses are using it as philanthropic activity to support community schools, religious entities, medical and health institu ... More
HE Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal earlier served as the Indian Ambassador to Vietnam and Hungary (also accredited to Bosnia, Herzegovina and Slovenia). He was on deputation to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and Department of Peace Keeping Operations of the United Nations in New York (Feb 2000-Aug 2002). At headquarters of the Min ... More
KATHMANDU: Holding transparent and credible elections is a critical component of the democratisation process. It can be
regarded as a strong tool to enhance the legitimacy of the government and build trust between government and its citizens.
Holding elections is not only the responsibility of the government or political parties ... More
KATHMANDU: Once you take the leap — leaving your comfort zone and a stable monthly income there’s only one way an entrepreneur should move, forward”. I am talking to Santoshi Rana, whose brainchild Bihani Social Ventures, is an interesting startup I thought. I do not know of many ventures that specifically target individuals/ci ... More
Dip Prakash Panday, is the CEO of Shikhar Insurance Company Ltd (SICL). As SICL celebrates its 10th anniversary on November 17, he spoke with Terence Lee of THT Perspectives on the milestones achieved in the last decade and the road ahead. Excerpts:
What are the milestones achieved by SICL in its 10 years of operation? More
KATHMANDU: Metro Vibez Pvt Ltd has introduced Nepal’s first online grocery shopping site — www.metrotarkari.com. Claiming to provide hygienic and fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and other necessary grocery items, the site was officially launched on December 25, 2012. According to Suraj Acharya, managing director of the comp ... More
KATHMANDU: An initiative created by Startup Weekend (SW),a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Global Startup Battle (GSB) aims to generate a strong global community of entrepreneurs through the largest startup competition in the world. During the weekend prior to and following Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24), hundreds ... More
LONDON: Europeans are paying the steepest energy bills in four years and face ever higher payments as governments pile on
extra charges to help finance a one trillion euro modernisation of Europe’s energy infrastructure.
Politicians from Britain to Germany, Italy to Romania, under pressure from electorates squeezed by econom ... More
KATHMANDU: The impact of a decade-long conflict and unstable political environment has terribly
affected Nepal’s private sector. The changing political dynamics and cases of impunity have generated enormous security threats to businesses that increase each year.
Leading media and newspapers are filled with news of a number o ... More
KATHMANDU: May you be blessed this Laxmi Puja day with wealth from all sources expected and unexpected, but only if you have mustered enough intestinal fortitude to venture into the world of startups. Here’s a quick run-down of what it takes to nail the world of startup resources:
Bootstrapping: If you are an individual with ... More
Prakash Iyer is the managing director of Kimberly Clark Lever in India. With a corporate career spanning 25 years, Prakash has worked with teams selling everything from soaps and colas, to watches, yellow pages and diapers. Passionate about cricket — and people — Prakash is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, a trained executive coach and the ... More
KATHMANDU: Though her tryst with artistic work began with clay, Binita Basnet, owner of Himalayan Silk Painting, is now hooked onto
the wearable art. Basnet, a graduate from Inter-national Polytechnic in India, has lived up to the expectations of ever-changing customer aspirations and a rapidly evolving market preference by providing the ... More
KATHMANDU: There is no denying the importance of networking, which allows entrepreneurs to share ideas, learn from others and make critical business connections. “It is not what you know, it is who you know” — this saying holds true across most areas of a start-
up business, including driving sales, hiring employees, rai ... More
KATHMANDU: When Rishesh KC returned to Nepal in 2011 after graduating in Liberal Arts from the City University of New York, he did not exactly know what he wanted to do. But he knew he wanted to be his own boss.
While researching for lucrative prospects, he worked as a general manager at Swell Investment Company (SIC) — an emerging ... More
KATHMANDU: The edible oil and vegetable ghee industry in Nepal is facing hard times as the Nepal government has removed incentives provided on customs duty and value added tax (VAT) for importing needed raw materials. Furthermore, with India tightening its import policies, industrialists are unable to export their products as they were doing in ... More
KATHMANDU: There are more cottage and small industries (CSI) registered in Nepal compared to medium and large industries. CSI are major contributors to employment creation and innovators of products from natural resources. When asked about social responsibility, they become sceptical and hesitate as it has been believed to consume huge amount of ... More
POKHARA: The 54-hour Startup Weekend saw many impressive ideas leapfrog from a raw and spontaneous stage to clear business-ready pitches. The three ideas that stood out among the nine best were ‘Home Stay Nepal’, ‘Rentificus’ and ‘Breaking Deals’.
‘Home Stay Nepal’, which won the coveted bes ... More
“Social responsibility is something very new and having a charter will help convince governments and clients about what they should be doing”
JOSEPH KWAN received his architectural training at the Queensland Institute of Technology Australia and has more than 34 years of
experience in international architectural ... More
KATHMANDU: Bukesh Maharjan, creator of Maicha wo Baucha (MB) tee-shirts, initially stated his business by illustrating MB cartoon characters in Newari traditional attire for social networking site, Facebook. Maharjan, who was associate designer at Kalash Events Pvt Ltd, says he was inspired to create this character from Divine Art’s &lsquo ... More
POKHARA: The Startup Weekend Pokhara on ‘Tourism’ was held from September 27 to 29. The event which commenced with the individual pitching round to the final battle of entrepreneurial ideas progressed through several stages — from initial ideas being pitched in 60 seconds; nine pitches selected out of 26; teams formed with the ... More
Professor LEIGH DRAKE is the executive dean for the faculty of business, economics and law at La Trobe University, Australia. He was previously dean of Nottingham University Business School in the UK. Prior to joining Nottingham University, he was professor of monetary economics at Loughborough University in the UK. He has published books relati ... More