Startup Scene

Eclipse Labs : Crafting a Sonic Canvas

Eclipse Labs : Crafting a Sonic Canvas

Art develops in distinct forms, and as technology proceeds to expand the boundaries of the human imagination, it has allowed creativity to be expressed through unique avenues. A prominent . . . Read more »


Embracing the Age of AI, Robotics and ML in Nepal

Embracing the Age of AI, Robotics and ML in Nepal

July 2019   
The world has changed to a great extent due to new strides in technology. After the ground shifting changes brought in by the extensive use of computers and smart devices over the last few decades, . . . Read more »


LEAF PLUS : Providing a Biodegradable Alternative for Plastic

LEAF PLUS : Providing a Biodegradable Alternative for Plastic

May 2019   
The recent years have seen an explosion in the use of leaf plates to serve food by street vendors around Kathmandu. These plates, which are generally made out of Sal leaves, are preferred over the . . . Read more »


ORANGE BALL PEST CONTROL : The Terminators

ORANGE BALL PEST CONTROL : The Terminators

April 2019   
With the advent of the internet, people have benefitted in terms of connectivity and access to free information. The availability of the internet played a vital role in the development of Biddha . . . Read more »


PLAY NEPAL Bolstering Education through Sports

PLAY NEPAL Bolstering Education through Sports

March 2019   
This startup endeavours to inculcate sporting values in students while also nurturing their aptitude and interest in conventional . . . Read more »


Cultivating a New Age Coffee Culture

Cultivating a New Age Coffee Culture

Two college friends Kishan Gurung and Niran Shrestha embarked on a journey to provide cheap coffee for everyone and break the stereotypical concept of coffee as a luxury drink in Nepal. Gurung, . . . Read more »


Custom Are Us : The Passion of Product Personalisation

Custom Are Us : The Passion of Product Personalisation

Four friends, Rojeet Kayastha, Robin Shakya, Romin Shrestha and Yujen Shakya thought of starting a business during the first year of their undergraduate course. Rojeet Kayastha shares, “We thought . . . Read more »


Kayo Creative Studio : Innovating Handicrafts

Kayo Creative Studio : Innovating Handicrafts

Two childhood friends Prasanna Kumar Shakya and Sajan Govinda Joshi used to spend a lot of time together. Their friendship grew stronger after Prasanna returned to Nepal from a six month internship . . . Read more »


Metro-Mask : Fighting Air Pollution

Metro-Mask : Fighting Air Pollution

Tashi Gyalzen Sherpa, founder of Metro-Mask had to travel a lot everyday visiting stores in different locations around the polluted city of Kathmandu when he was working for Anta, a sportswear . . . Read more »


RR Shree School of Technology : Delivering Multimedia Brilliance

RR Shree School of Technology : Delivering Multimedia Brilliance

Shreejana KC, an IT enthusiast and a student of multimedia was working in an animation studio when the idea of starting an organisation that doubles as an academy and a studio crossed her . . . Read more »


Farm to Finger: Adding Value to the Agribusiness

Farm to Finger: Adding Value to the Agribusiness

Despite being an agrarian economy and home to numerous native crops, Nepal has not been able to profit from its available agricultural resources. Among the many reasons behind the underdevelopment of . . . Read more »


Foodmario: Creating a Market for Home Cooked Meals

Foodmario: Creating a Market for Home Cooked Meals

May 2018   
Like in many other areas of the retail sector in Nepal, the food delivery business is also witnessing an e-commerce boom at present. Nowadays, many websites and their mobile apps have been trying to . . . Read more »


Connect IN: Connecting Dots between Nepali and Indian Startup Scenes

Connect IN: Connecting Dots between Nepali and Indian Startup Scenes

May 2018   
At a time when Nepali startups are trying to make footprints in various business sectors, it has become important to connect them with budding entrepreneurs from other countries and various players . . . Read more »


Elance Digital Media : Adding Value to SEO Marketing

Elance Digital Media : Adding Value to SEO Marketing

April 2018   
Search engines have taken today’s world by storm. Today, it is not only about staying in one place and browsing for information from a desktop but it is also about browsing from anywhere on our . . . Read more »


Infinity Lab : A Laboratory for Innovation

Infinity Lab : A Laboratory for Innovation

April 2018   
Technological innovation has been an integral part of human civilization. Since the start of the modern age, people have been deploying technological ideas to solve complex issues in business, . . . Read more »


Godam Sewa : An Efficient Warehousing Solution

Godam Sewa : An Efficient Warehousing Solution

In less than three years of its inception, Godam Sewa has successfully expanded its business footprint and is providing a reliable warehousing and storage solution to its clients. At present, the . . . Read more »


Impact Investing : Contributing to Economic Growth

Impact Investing : Contributing to Economic Growth

The term ‘impact investing’ was coined ten years ago and the concept has revolutionised the sectors of development aid and market investments. According to the Global Impact Investing Network . . . Read more »


Paaila Technology : A Step Towards AI and Robotics

Paaila Technology : A Step Towards AI and Robotics

Built-in intelligence in machines to process information and perform tasks is artificial intelligence or AI. Machines may not necessarily be robots only but even search engines that we use in . . . Read more »


Why Decoding Stories of Failure is Important to Succeed?

Why Decoding Stories of Failure is Important to Succeed?

Businesses are all about risk and return. In many cases, startups fail due to the lack of capital. Some young startups fail due to the lack professionalism, experiences and strong management. Some . . . Read more »


Kazi Studios : On the Wings of Creativity

Kazi Studios : On the Wings of Creativity

Starting a business from scratch is strenuous. But when people with creativity and innovation come forward, the lack of resources will not stop them from doing something new. They use their creative . . . Read more »


Accelerating the Growth of Startups

Accelerating the Growth of Startups

The journey from coming up with a business idea to realising it is not easy. The excitement behind starting a business is one thing, but the real challenges begin to appear once it gets going. From . . . Read more »


HoneyGuide : A Whole New Approach to Travel

HoneyGuide : A Whole New Approach to Travel

Passionate aspirers find business opportunities in every challenge they face. They do so displaying an ability to focus on achieving goals no matter how smooth or rough the journey. Observing the . . . Read more »


Eco-friendly Building with Rammed Earth

Eco-friendly Building with Rammed Earth

Constructing eco-friendly structures has become a popular global trend in recent years as the fast degrading environment of the earth has forced people to change the way they live. Many people . . . Read more »


Todays Telegram: A Premium Brand Message from Nepal

Todays Telegram: A Premium Brand Message from Nepal

It is often wondered whether entrepreneurship is a quality that is in-born, whether it is a hereditary skill that is passed down through the genes or whether it is something that is developed as a . . . Read more »


Offering Happiness by Creating Surprises

Offering Happiness by Creating Surprises

The young team of this startup call themselves ‘surprise planners’ who plan surprise events in an innovative way to leave people with a lifetime of memories to cherish. They promote creativity, . . . Read more »


Sajilo School Manager : A Smart Way of School Communication

Sajilo School Manager : A Smart Way of School Communication

July 2017   
ICT has been playing a major role in changing the lives of people in today's world. Education is one of the many areas where the use of smart technologies has been very beneficial in recent years. . . . Read more »


Best Paani : Have a Drink on Me

Best Paani : Have a Drink on Me

June 2017   
In a world where available water resources are fast depleting, the proper utilisation of rainwater has become an issue of major importance. The availability of clean drinking water is becoming . . . Read more »


The Gleam of Electronic Hardware

 The Gleam of Electronic Hardware

May 2017   
The Nepali tech scene in recent years has largely been dominated by the rise of software, mobile apps and website developers. However, only a handful of young IT-minded groups have actually gone on . . . Read more »


ek Ghanti : Information Now Just a Ring Away!

ek Ghanti : Information Now Just a Ring Away!

April 2017   
Imagine yourself in a cafe or a restaurant. After being seated, you see a mobile number you are supposed to dial to get the Wi-Fi password and menu. You dial 9801225544 as instructed. The call gets . . . Read more »


Maintaining the Hygiene

March 2017   
While the general waste management business has gained impetus in recent years, little effort has been made to manage waste in the healthcare sector. However, with increasing awareness about the hazardous effects of biomedical . . . Read more »


Waste Not, Want Not
New Ways of Urban Farming

<p>Waste Not, Want Not<br /> New Ways of Urban Farming</p>

Feb 2017   
Proper management of food waste is a worldwide problem. Every time foodstuff is thrown away, the energy, money and time spent on growing the crops is wasted. Besides this, rotten food releases . . . Read more »


Banking on Bamboo

Banking on Bamboo

The multipurpose bamboo plant has found a special place in the furniture business in the recent years. This quick growing grass plant is garnering worldwide popularity with people looking for . . . Read more »


Domestic and Different

Domestic and Different

With the home décor market flooded with readymade goods, it has become quite difficult for buyers to find customised household and decorative items. However, a startup has come up with tailor-made . . . Read more »


Value in Farming Innovation

Value in Farming Innovation

As innovations go, Nepal’s agricultural belt has seen a lot but still needs a lot to grow and harvest its full potential. Outsiders are frequently viewed with suspicion even though they may try to . . . Read more »


Building Better Bricks

Building Better Bricks

One company’s desire to change the age-old Nepali brick building scene comes across as being more than just a mission. It’s a breath of fresh . . . Read more »


Improving Lives with Technology

Improving Lives with Technology

Innovation is tough even for many established companies. But one startup is using it as its business mantra to create helpful software right from the . . . Read more »


Ficus Biotech: Nurturing the Biotechnology Business

Ficus Biotech:  Nurturing the Biotechnology Business

June 2016   
In a country of traditional farmers, modernising the old ways is hard.But one company is using in 21st Century science to do . . . Read more »


Onion Films Mainstreaming Digital Media

Onion Films Mainstreaming Digital Media

May 2016   
Digital media is on the rise in Nepal. And a number of startups have already begun to garner the attention of consumers and production professionals alike. Onion Films is one such notable startup . . . Read more »


Yellownepal: Where Do You Want to Eat Today?

Yellownepal: Where Do You Want to Eat Today?

The idea for a location finder app came to Anish Shrestha (one of the co-founders) after attending an event for startups. Making an app for food, or more specifically restaurants and the best . . . Read more »


NYEF’s Enterprise : Incubating its First Batch

NYEF’s Enterprise : Incubating its First Batch

Enterprise, the first business accelerator programme initiated by Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (NYEF) has been busy tightening the business acumen of its first batch of startup companies . . . Read more »


ICT and Agriculture

Sibjan Chaulagain, Executive Director and founder of Ask Foundation took up a challenge by leaving his engineering career and going back to his village to serve his community. While living with his family in a village in Sindhupalchowk, he came across many problems that farmers from his community were facing. . . . Read more »


Waste Disposal Matters

Waste Disposal Matters

The company’s main strategy is to convert waste into revenue. It focuses on the maximum utilisation of products so that less waste is . . . Read more »


Nepal’s First Business Accelerator Calls for Entries

Nepal’s First  Business Accelerator Calls for Entries

Enterprise: Nepal Business Accelerator Program, initiated by the Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (NYEF), has invited applications from enterprises looking for investment to . . . Read more »


Seeking Investment, 10 Budding Entrepreneurs Off to the Netherlands

April 2015   
Looking for investors, 10 finalist entrepreneurs of the Rockstart Impact, an initiative by One to Watch to prepare a select group of high-potential Nepali companies investment-ready within 100 days, flew to the Netherlands on March . . . Read more »


Charting the Growth of Entrepreneurs

March 2015   
With an aim of making 10 enthusiastic entrepreneurs investment- ready in 100 days, Rockstart Impact - the first accelerator program that Nepal has ever witnessed has tons of stories to share. The program initiated by One to Watch- an asset management company- that waved a green flag on 3rd December 2014 is coming to an end on 12th March . . . Read more »


The Rockstart Impact Blueprint

The acceleration programme of Rockstart Impact is focused on making ten high-potential Nepali entrepreneurs investment-ready in 100 days. All activities in the programme contribute to the creation of a proper business plan and presentable scaling strategy. Proven frameworks such as 'lean-startup', business model canvas, value proposition canvas and 'venture deals' are at the core of the program, working the entrepreneurs towards Demo Day that is . . . Read more »