Startup weekend Kathmandu 2014

Overview :

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 700 past events in 100 countries around the world and Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub has been a pioneer institute in introducing and organizing Startup Weekends in Nepal.

Every Startup Weekend events follow the  basic model, anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

 

Schedule for the event was

Meet, Pitch & Team Up

The first day of the event was allotted for the participants to pitch their ideas. Following the pitching session, participants took part in the voting process to cast their votes. Upon the conclusion of voting session 10 teams were formed, the list of these 10 ideas are as follows.

The list of ideas are as follows:

S.No Startup Idea
1 Data Lab
2 Source My Work
3 MeroArtha
4 V-track
5 Rental Nepal
6 Lishn
7 RitiRiwaj
8 Tihoon
9 Organic Fertilizer & Raw Materials Management
10 Himalayan House of Treasure

 

Learn & Work

S.N Activity/Session
1 Breakfast Served at the Cafeteria
2 Teams Settle and Find a Workspace
3 Coaches starts arriving
4 Lunch Break
5 Call for Needs and skills
6 Coaches help teams one-on-one
7 Mid Weekend Check in, Status Report, Call for Help
8 Dinner
9 Stay and Work till the Venue Allows

The second day of the weekend was devoted on mentoring from the mentors to validate their business idea. Mentors having an expertise in different domains of business were present throughout the day to help the participants. Day 2 focused on business validation, market research, growth potential, customer validation among others.

Present & Select

S.N Activity/Session
1 Breakfast Served at the Cafeteria
2 Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
3 Lunch Break
4 Coaches Arrive
5 Gut Check & Presentation Preparation
6 Mock Pitching
7 Final Presentations
8 Judging and Awards
9 Wrap Up followed by Dinner
10 Go Home

The final day of the Startup Weekend Kathmandu 2014 focused on the validation and work on towards the final pitch to the panel of judges. Mock pitching session was held in front of mock judges which gave the participants the feel of the final pitch and also provided them with suggestion where they can improve. Participants pitched their idea in front of the jury members at the evening. All ten teams worked thoroughly with their team members and resource persons visiting the available mentors.

The final pitching session was moderated by Mr. Brijendra Rochan Joshi. The pitch was for 5 minutes followed by 3 minutes of question answer from the jury.

 

The Top 2 ideas of Startup Weekend 2014 were;

  1. Organic Fertilizer & Raw Materials Management
  2. Lishn

Judges

Niraj Khanal
Niraj Khanal
Mr Resta Jha
Mr Resta Jha
Mr Karmath Dangol
Mr Karmath Dangol

Mentors

Mr Sakar Pudasaini
Mr Sakar Pudasaini
Mr Mahesh Swar
Mr Mahesh Swar
Mr Bibhusan Bista
Mr Bibhusan Bista
Mr Vidhan Rana
Mr Vidhan Rana
Mr Bal K Joshi
Mr Bal K Joshi
Mr Anil Chitrakar
Mr Anil Chitrakar
Mr. Sanam Chitrakar
Mr. Sanam Chitrakar
Mr. Narottam Arya
Mr. Narottam Arya
Mr. Rupesh Krishna Shrestha
Mr. Rupesh Krishna Shrestha

Organizers

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