NEXT Launchpad a 4-month long mentorship-driven business accelerating the program. Restro Order, Home Automation, Eton Technology, Margo Nepal, Farm-to-Finger, and NPAC are the six highly potential business, that was selected out of 153 application received for the first batch of the program.
These companies were continuously mentored and guided by the veteran experts and the senior entrepreneurs. After going through this rigorous mentorship, now they are going to graduate on Demo Day that will be held in the coming week. Demo day is the most awaited event by the investors where the accelerated six companies pitch their business model to the selected investors.
These companies were also accessed to the signature programs like Venture Talk, Brain Fast, Venture Walk and other programs where they got an opportunity to interact with the entrepreneurial community, potential investors and other potential clients.
Farm to Finger: / Product: Farm to finger
Farm to Finger provides indigenous products from various parts of Nepal to healthy and quality concerned urban consumers of Kathmandu. We directly market and deliver products like black rice, honey, apples and kiwis from our growing network of farmers to ensure that the farmers get fair price for their produce and that the end consumers are not overpriced out of healthy life choices.
The founder Deepak Ratna Tuladhar says that they are already making a difference in the lives of 1500 farmers across 20 districts. Their client base has grown to over 3000 people, and are working on adding more products and building an eCommerce platform to fulfill their growing demand for more organic choices.
Founder name: Deepak Ratna Tuladhar
NPAC :(Nepal Packaging and Cold Storage) / Product: NPAC
NPAC is an agro-business that is leading cultivation, management, procurement, and export of kiwi fruits in Nepal. Driven by a team of technical experts trained in New Zealand, NPAC help Nepali farmers produce high quality, export grade kiwi fruits to meet the substantial demand of kiwi home and abroad.
The teams are currently working with kiwi farmers of 18 districts and we have mobilized 20 tons of kiwi in its first year. ‘As we teach more farmers international best practices and pest control measures, we anticipate substantial growth in production from our kiwi farmers’ says founder Sagun Uprety. The team believes that this would enable them to meet the growing demand of kiwi worldwide, which stands at 5000 tones in India alone.
Founder Name: Sagun Uprety
Margo Nepal / Product: Falfull
FALFULL, the product of Margo Nepal offers organic juices extracted through pressed method without any added sugar, water and other flavoring agents. We take pride in promoting the produce of the region we source our fruits from and the local people, integral to our production process. Falfull personifies the modern Nepali’s thirst for authentic and healthy life choices.
Margo Nepal is currently offering two varieties of juices, Falfull Organic Apple Juice and Falfull Organic Apricot Juice which available in 36 partner outlets that includes Dalle, Embassy, Le Sherpa, Tamarind, Le Mirch etc. In the coming year, the company prospects to add Litchi and Orange Falfull juices to entice more Nepali palates.
Founder Name: NischalHirachan / Facebook: www.facebook.com/falfullnepal/
Danfe Solution / Product: Resto Order
Danfe solution is an IT based company started to provide various technology solutions to solve the problems that businesses come across while operating in competitive environment. To provide the managers and the restaurant owners the full solutions or help them to manage all the major functional departments along with the daily activities smartly, founder of Danfe solution, BiswoThapa came across with the product Restro Order. It is a full-fledged restaurant management system enhances service quality and reduces costs, simultaneously. In a short span of 8 months, more than 25 restaurants of Kathmandu and outside valley are reaping the benefits of Restro Order.
Founder: BiswoThapa / Website: www.restroorder.com
Home Automation Nepal / Product: Home Automation
Home Automation Nepal was founded to simplify life through technology. This technology, enables you to control your security system, surveillance (CCTV), energy management etc at a touch of a button via your smart phones and tablets. Through the expertise in Internet of Things (IoT) and various product offerings, the company enablesone to take control of your homes and offices to make your life more secure, convenient and enjoyable.
The founder, Keyur Shrestha says that “over the years we have completed more than one hundred projects and touched thousands of lives.”
Founder: KeyurMan Shrestha / www.homeautomationnepal.com
Eton Technology: / Product: Sajilo nSchool Manager
Eton Technology provides innovative, user-friendly products that covers all the digital needs of any schools, at an affordable price. To connect the parents, teachers, and students for a collaborative approach to improve education, the company came up with the flagship product Sajilo School Manager. Sajilo School Manager is a complete education management system with an interactive mobile application for students, teachers and parents alike. It allow schools, colleges and universities to bridge the communication gap with parents, to automate various administrative functions and to enhance the security of its pupils.
With over 80 schools and colleges are already a part of their vision to create more collaborative and automated educational institutions. “They are investing in distribution channels to make Sajilo School Manager available outside Kathmandu as well” says the founder Roshan Limbu. Founder: Roshan Limbu