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 ten 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...
Mushroom all year round!
Suman Maharjan is a mushroom farmer who was introduced to me via acquaintances as ‘the Mushroom Don of Nepal.’ I was, since then, very keen on meeting Suman and knowing more ab...
Making direct impact
‘Did you know that the import to export ratio in Nepal is 10:1?’ Dipesh Khetan, founder of Natural Resins shares. ‘I finished my MBA in 2014 and since then, in spite of the h...
The business of water
Kathmandu valley has been struggling with access to water since early 2000s. With the population rapidly growing at the rate of 4.7% annually, and houses-apartments multiplying man...
A comeback for eco-friendly construction
RAMMED EARTH IS FINDING A NEW FOOTING IN NEPAL
If you were to rewind and remember the architectural aesthetics of a typical Nepali house 100 years ago, concrete and steel would ...
Meet the 10 companies of Rockstart Impact-III
With an aim of supporting Nepali entrepreneurs through knowledge, expertise and funding, Rockstart Impact- a 100 day business support program was introduced back in 2014. An annual...
Fast-forwarding the selection phase
When Rockstart Impact was introduced to Nepal, we were uncertain as to what path the first accelerator of Nepal would take us. The first batch received applications from 150 entrep...
FICUS Biotech lands with an investment!
Introducing plant tissue culture to Nepal, FICUS Biotech- one of the companies from the second batch of Rockstart Impact is dedicated to address and solve the problem of unavailabi...
Presenting your (soon-to-be) favourite Nepali heroes!
I have a question for you.
What is Nepal famous for? Give it a thought.
Let me guess the answer that you had in mind. Was it one of the following: mountains, Buddha, earthqua...
Around the world, impact investments is replacing charities to meet the basic needs in areas as diverse as childhood education, clean technology, and financial services for the poo...