A Cup full of Aspirations
More than six hundred and fifty tons of coffee is produced annually in more than 40 districts of Nepal. Yet, it was not until the mid-1980’s that Nepal saw a major shift from gro...
A Positive Tide in Kathmandu’s Water Supply Industry
“The workshop made tears come in my eyes, it had validated all my hard work and revived my sense of purpose” recalled Ujjwal Shakya the Founder of Suddha Muhanko Khanepani Sewa...
Digitizing Nepal, One Cake at a Time
“E-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon are popular worldwide, but why aren’t such sites popular in Nepal?” Back in 2012, this question led Nikita Acharya, a 19 year old stu...
The Business of Space
Proper warehouses are a necessity for businesses, however a growing problem for many businesses in Kathmandu is the lack of proper warehouses. For such business, Godam Sewa could b...
Impact Investing: Contributing to the economic growth of Nepal
Impact investing “provides capital to address the world’s most pressing challenges,” according to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). The term ‘Impact Investing’ ...
“We started Tripathi Group because we wanted to do something new in Nepal’s Agriculture field and help Nepali farmers,” recollects Thakur Tripathi, the Managing Director of T...
Berries of Opportunities
Nepal has always had an agricultural based economy; but though 88% of the population is involved in agriculture, it contributes to less than 30% of the GDP. Nepal cannot compete wi...
Rockstart Impact’s partnership with SAFAL Partners to support Nepali entrepreneurs
The idea of entrepreneurship is not new in Nepal; however, the idea of joining efforts to help entrepreneurs, is. Rockstart Impact was the first business acceleration program in Ne...
Nurturing the Seeds of Change
We all know someone who loves gardening, but many will tell you that it’s just a hobby. UG Enterprise (I am the Gardner) aims to change all that. They want to turn gardening int...
A Step Forward Into the Rockstart Impact Program 2017-18
This has been the year of reaching new heights and forming new connections. With 777 unique people reached during our sourcing period and 208 applications, it would be correct to s...
The nine companies to look out for in 2018
With three years of experience of running Rockstart Impact Program, it still does not cease to amaze us how wonderful and go-getting the entrepreneurs in Nepal are. With more than ...
A Look Back Before Going Forward
The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal is slowly growing stronger and more vibrant- numerous accelerator programs emerging certainly attest to that. With three batches already und...
Entrepreneurs are the Backbones of Nepal’s Economy
With the entrepreneurship ecosystem thriving in Nepal, a gathering of entrepreneurs and mentors from all walks of life is run of the mill. But what made last week's event different...
Introducing: Rockstart Impact Myanmar!
If you have heard from our secret agents about Rockstart Impact’s expansion to Myanmar, yes- you heard it right! We are super thrilled to share this news with all of you who have...
Cash in waste!
Nepal is a land full of problems which often give a way to entrepreneurs who make a business out of the problems with a tangible solution. These solutions are not only helping the ...
All about Demo Day!
Demo Day 2017
Nepali entrepreneurs present their business cases amidst investors!
The stage was set- it looked nothing short of spectacular- strobe lights sketched a synchroni...
The mentor-mentee relationship
EXPERIENCE SHARING AND CONNECTIONS LEAD TO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES
The word ‘mentor’ is first recorded in history in Homer’s The Odyssey. Mentor, who is portrayed as a wise...
The untold story
The people and process behind Nepal’s largest accelerator programme
Rockstart Impact was introduced to Nepali entrepreneurs back in 2014 by One to Watch, an invest management ...
Booming Berry Business
Nature provides abundant business opportunities
Sitting down with one of the 10 companies from the third batch of Rockstart Impact, National Organics, founder Hari Chandra Poudy...
Fruits of labor
Seeking fair price for their efforts
Roughly 12 years ago when Taramani Khatiwada was employed at the Supreme Court, he along with his wife bought Kiwi fruit from Bhatbhateni Su...
Betting on Bamboo
Invest in an industry that is a great alternative to wood
‘Manufacturing has always been my passion which directed me toward a specialization (a MSc degree specializing in Des...
Tapping Nepal’s hydro potential
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MACHINERY IS A LUCRATIVE MARKET
Bestowed with 2.27% of the world water resources, 818,500 Ha of total water surface area, about 6,000 rivers including ri...
An end to farmers’ woes?
AN APP THAT HELPS FARMERS WITH WEATHER AND PREVAILING PRICES
Nepal has always been an agricultural country despite dotted with hills and mountains. Although the geography meant ...
Making agriculture fun!
‘My father has worked as a farmer all his life and he left Nepal in early 2000s to work as a farmer in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Israel. I often asked myself, why would a farmer le...