M&S NEXT Venture Corp. announced the eight businesses selected for the first batch of NEXT Launchpad, a four-month-long mentorship-driven business accelerator program. A total of 230 applications were received for the program, and after many rigorous rounds of selection, the businesses that have been selected represent a wide variety of industries.
Over the next four months, the businesses and their founders will go through a transformative journey in which they will refine their business models, get expert help from successful entrepreneurs, network with all major stakeholders of Nepal’s business community, and get access to funding. The selected founders can look forward to being mentored by many seasoned and successful entrepreneurs like Bal Krishna Joshi, Manish Modi, Ajit Shah, AnandTuladhar and many others.
Here is a brief look at the selected companies and what they do:
Danfe Solution is an IT company and the creator behind RestroOrder. RestroOrder is a full-fledged restaurant management system developed to smartly manage all the major functional departments and individual daily activities of any restaurant, food-court, coffee shops, and similar entities.
Home Automation Nepal
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 the touch of a button via your smartphones and tablets.
Eton Technology provides innovative, user-friendly products that cover all the digital needs of any schools, at an affordable price. It’s the flagship product, Sajilo School Manager, is an app-based school management system that fulfills the academic and administrative needs of any schools and colleges. It connects parents, teachers, and students for a collaborative approach to improving education.
Farm to Finger:
Farm to Finger’s mission is to improve the lives of rural people in Nepal through appropriate market creation for the profitability of the Indigenous high-value Products and by promoting the community-based farming & people friendly practices
NPAC is a horticultural based company which works to encourage kiwifruit cultivation, procurement, export and management throughout hilly and Himalayan districts of Nepal.
In 2015 Margo Nepal Pvt. Ltd. started as a Royal Marpha Suppliers, a trading company with the purpose of selling organic juice produced in Marpha. It gradually evolved to Margo Nepal which now is a company based on beverages. It refines fruits grown in the country itself and further processes it to make premium juice. It serves to provide 100% natural juice to the consumer.