So you’re an energy startup; where do you look for funding?
Looking at the trends in funding for the cleantech industry in general and renewable energy in particular, one can see clearly that more and more people want to make a positive cha...
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 ...
What’s better than winning half a million from the Postcode Lottery? Taking the Rockstart Deep Dive
Each September, the Postcode Lottery runs the Green Challenge Award, a competition which selects the top five startups from all around the world, with the most potential for green...
iVitalz – Developing an “Uber for Health”
In this interview we talked to the founders of Rockstart’s 2016 Digital Health startup iVitalz from Zambia. Doctor and co-founder Sam Musariri joined forces with Abel Mwale, Kel...
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...
It’s happening in Moldova
As part of my research on the startup ecosystems in Eastern Europe, I visited Moldova - a country which sits neatly between Europe in the west, and Russia and Asia in the East. Wha...
Startups & Corporates: Mind the Gap
It’s an ongoing question these days: can startups and corporates benefit from working together? Does it accelerate innovation and growth, or is it an unhappy marriage for both? A...
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...
Megatrends to Accelerate and Scale in ’17
While 2016 was a great year, it was challenging for startups. 2016 saw a dip in funding and many of us only reached about 75% of growth goals. Now that we can add populist uprising...
Rockstart Law School: Employment agreement
Setting up and running a startup requires knowledge of the industry that you are in. It also requires knowledge about finance, marketing, customer service, management, and legal ma...
You’ve got Smart Energy questions? We’ve got answers!
Q&A with Smart Energy Program Director Freerk Bisschop
This year Rockstart’s Smart Energy program will be running for the 4th season. The program kicks off in April 2017 a...
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...
Visualizing your website and social media performance with Whatagraph
If you read about digital marketing trends for 2017, you already know that the new year is all about the data. Making data-backed decisions improves ROIs, CTRs, engagement rates an...
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...
MedInReal – Empowering medical professionals all over the world
For this blog post we talked to the founder and CEO of MedInReal, Miguel Hisojo. MedInReal is one of the ten startups that joined Rockstart’s 2016 Digital Health accelerator prog...
Finding the online voice of your startup
While you are busy working on your startup, at some point in time, you will also have to take some time to think about how you will brand or are branding your startup. Of course ...
Social Media Tips for Startups In 2017
I recently had the opportunity to host a Rockstart expert session in Amsterdam, and met some awesome people from some of the startups. Since not all of you had the opportunit...
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 ...
Is your smart energy startup focused on Microgrid autonomy, data intel or security?
Apply today for Rockstart Smart Energy 2017
Last week we sat down with program director Freerk Bisschop to get details and examples of the types of businesses and ideas he...
Meet Rockstart Spaces Members: Holiday-Sitters
You may have seen the team of Holiday-Sitters working in the canteen (we did!). Recently they've moved out of the canteen and onto Floor 2.5. They also participated in Amsterda...
Smart Energy Startups: Plug Into Europe’s Best-Connected Smart Energy Accelerator
Are you an entrepreneur building a business with an emphasis on microgrid autonomy, data intelligence & security or game changing business models?
Amsterdam - 4 January 2017 ...
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...
Inside Rockstart’s 2016 Web & Mobile Accelerator
Just a few months before the kick-off of our 2016 Web & Mobile program I joined Rockstart, in November of 2015. As Program Associate of the Web & Mobile accelerator, I would help ...
Rockstart Community 2016: A Year in Review
2016 was an exciting year, not only for Rockstart but also for our startups. Growth, expansion and achievement were constants around the Rockstart community. 3D Hubs, Wercker and P...