The International Entrepreneurship Conclave- ConnectIN being organized by Embassy of India in association with Clock b Business Innovations will be held in Kathmandu tomorrow, March 24, 2018. The event has been receiving immense interests from entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, consultants and start-up ecosystem players from both Nepal and India. Finance Minister of Nepal Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada has consented to be the Chief Guest.
According to a press release issued by Embassy of India, seven CEOs/ Investors from India and eight from Nepal would be addressing the audience that would comprise young entrepreneurs from both countries. This includes, from India, Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO of OYO Rooms, Ashutosh Tyagi, Executive Vice President and Partner, Tata Capital Private Equity, Navin Surya, Chairman, Payments Council of India (PCI), Ritu Marya, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Media, Kaushik Mukherjee, Co-founder and MD of FAB BAG, Avelo Roy, MD of Kolkata Ventures and Yatin K Thakur, Co-founder of StartUp India & Coworkin.
From Nepal, the speakers would be Siddhant Raj Pandey, Chairman and CEO of Business Oxygen, Narottam Aryal, Executive Director, King’s College, Sushil Pokharel, CEO of Sushmit Group, Biswas Dhakal, President of F1Soft, FinTech, Subash Ghimire, Editor of Republica, Semanta Dahal, Advocate and Partner of Abhinawa Law Chambers, Sixit Bhatta, Co-founder/ CEO of Tootle, and Amit Agrawal, CEO of Janaki Technology.Through 7 entrepreneurial meet-ups, 7 day city tour, 10 college level activities, 4 days of mentorships and workshops and massive social media campaigns, Embassy of India and Clock b managed to reach out to more than 500,000 entrepreneurial minds of Nepal. In all, more than 600 entrepreneurs registered for the event out of which 300 have been screened for attending the conclave. More than 30 start-ups showed interest in pitching for investment, 19 were screened for auditions and five start-ups have been shortlisted for pitching at the finale’. These firms are : Metro Tarkari, Furniture Hub, Kullabs, My Earth Eco Bags and Fohor bata Mofor.