Galli Maps Bags NYEF Startup Awards

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Galli Maps Bags NYEF Startup Awards

Galli Express Pvt. Ltd, the developer  of Galli Maps, have bagged the NYEF Startup Awards at the SALICO Presents NYEF Startup Awards held in Kathmandu on January 12. Similarly, the position of First Runner Up was shared between Quickfox Consulting and PetMama Nepal. While the winner received a cash prize of Rs 400,000, the two first runners-up shared the cash prize of Rs 200,000 between them. PetMama also won the Audience Choice Award. The award carries a purse of Rs 50,000. Likewise,  Dursikshya Education won the Social Enterprise Award which carries a purse of Rs 50,000. The Grand Finale held on January 13 marked a grand culmination of a five-month journey, according to the organisers. The seven finalists pitched in front of a panel of expert judges: Sewa Pathak, CEO of Vianet Communications; Niranjan Shrestha, Executive Director at Laxmi Group; and. Ajit Shah, CEO of Lotus Holdings. The audience got to vote for their favourites for the Audience Choice Award.

Galli Maps
Galli Maps is a map application designed and developed in Nepal to facilitate easy navigation through the narrow alleys, known as "gallis," in the region. The app aims to enhance the use of maps with features such as real-time geolocation, house number search, and 360-degree street views. It provides easy-to-use tools for distance calculations, route generation, multi-stop optimization, and navigation. The name "Galli" is derived from the narrow alleys in the region, and the app is set to update the way people move around in Nepal. It is built to help businesses and individuals deliver goods and services to their customers with ease, making delivery to doorsteps a reality. The app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play, and it offers diverse map styles of Nepal that can be personalised to suit various needs. The unique features of Galli Maps are that it has details of road network and house number as well as offers 360 degree view. Likewise, it also has event and report features. Galli Maps have organically garnered over 103,000 users in a year and boasts over 50,000 monthly active users.

The Founder:
Raj Bikram Maharjan is the CEO and co-founder of Galli Maps. An aeronautical engineer and an entrepreneur, Maharjan completed undergraduation from Shenyang Aerospace University in China. He worked at several companies such as BMW, Himalaya Airlines and  Fusemachines. 

Petmama is already a leading player in the pet care industry of Nepal. It aims at enhancing the well-being of pets and their owners. Its comprehensive services include Dog Day Care and Socialization and Grooming Services to keep the pets looking their best. It also has a specialised Pet Bakery offering delightful treats for dogs and cats, both in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. It believes in treating all pets and dogs equally regardless of their breed or type. Petmama’s services are designed to provide pets with a safe and enjoyable experience, ensuring that they receive the attention and care they deserve.Petmama’s vision is to become the preferred brand for pet owners in Nepal. Its tagline "One Mama for All Your Pet Care Needs'' encapsulates its dedication to providing all-encompassing aftercare services under one umbrella.

The Founder: 
Nikita Jalan is the founder and CEO of Pet Mama! After conquering the corporate world at AIG, Nikita traded her business suit for a dog leash and returned to her roots in Nepal to follow her passion for pets. A certified dog behaviourist and internationally trained Pet Grooming and Beauty Expert, Nikita is the ultimate OG Doggy Mama at Pet Mama. With her infectious love for animals and quirky personality, Nikita has built one of Nepal’s most beloved pet care brands. 

Quickfox Consulting
Established in 2019, by two schoolmates, Richan Shrestha and Pallav Parajulee, Quickfox Consulting has swiftly become a driving force in the realm of Automation and AI in Nepal. Quickfox Consulting is dedicated to harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and propel businesses forward. Their flagship product, QuickRPA, a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, has been nothing short of revolutionary since its launch in 2022. With its unparalleled capabilities, QuickRPA has made significant strides in transforming operations across key sectors such as telecommunications, healthcare, and banking and financial institutions (BFIs). Quickfox Consulting's QuickGPT, a tool powered by LLM (Large Language Model) technology, serves as a cornerstone for data management and quick reference for BFIs, offering unparalleled efficiency and accuracy in information retrieval. With QuickGPT, businesses can make informed decisions swiftly and confidently, driving growth and success in an increasingly competitive market. Quickfox Consulting has extended its reach into the realm of information dissemination with QuickSamachar which helps users stay informed and get latest developments, trends, and insights shaping the country's socio-political landscape.

The Founder:
Pallav Parajulee, one of the founders of Quickfox Consulting, is a transformative leader at the intersection of technology and business. With an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies at Delhi University, Parajulee worked at firms like CRISIL Limited, Ranbaxy Laboratories, and Indiabulls Pharmaceuticals, before starting Quickfox Consulting in 2019. 
Richan Shrestha is a seasoned tech entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in building startups and providing top-notch software development services to clients across North America. He is the co-founder of QuickRPA, a pioneering robotic process automation product, and the co-founder/CEO of Quickfox Technologies. Not content with just business success, Richan is also the founding president of the Nepal Software Association (NAS-IT). 

Dursikshya Education
Dursikshya is a trailblazing global talent development organisation that pioneers the future of learning and empowers millions of individuals and corporations to reach their full potential. It is dedicated to transforming lives through its innovative programs and services. Through its product “Young Scientist” - Nepal's first product accredited by - Dursikshya is spearheading the evolution of education through our dedicated commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning. Dursikshya’s programs centre around innovation, design thinking, and problem-solving techniques, providing a holistic learning experience for each participant. It aims to chart a transformative learning journey in our ever-evolving digital age. This program is for school students from grade 3 to 10. Another product “CollegeConnect” is designed for college students. Dursikshya’s journey began with a vision to bridge the gap between education and employability, shaping a world where every learner can thrive and succeed. Today, it proudly stands as a beacon of inspiration, fostering talent and nurturing skills for the ever-evolving challenges of the modern world. Whether one aspires to become a Full Stack Developer, a Digital Marketing expert, a Data Analyst, a Data Scientist, an AI and Machine Learning specialist, or a Cyber Security professional, Dursikshya has the perfect program to suit their aspirations. Dursikshya ensures that every aspect of Its training meets the highest standards of educational excellence. Its programs are credit-based and are curated to align with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at Level 7, and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at Level 5 to ensure that its certifications hold global recognition and value.

The Founder:
Krishna Prasad Pandey, is a seasoned IT professional with over 15 years of expertise in IT education. Pandey, who worked as the Centre Head of NIIT Kathmandu - a franchise of NIIT Limited India - from 2007 to 2020, is the CEO of Dursikshya. Leveraging his extensive experience, Pandey initiated Dursikshya in 2020 with a vision to advance tech education online. Under his leadership, Dursikshya has not only excelled in online education but has also started school programs. 

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