May 14, 2016

Karmath Dangol

Karmath is Vice President of Engineering at Cloud Factory. Cloud Factory is a crowdsourcing company based in Nepal working towards creating work for 1 million people. Prior to joining Cloud Factory, Karmath held leadership positions at two of the top software outsourcing companies in Nepal after returning from the US where he lived with his family for over a decade.

Previously, he was an Engineering Contractor for the Quantitative Marketing team at Google Inc. He has also worked at eBay Inc. as Senior Manager of Internet Marketing Solutions. Beside this he was a co-founder of (now, a direct marketing company that provides a cooperative database for acquisition marketing to over 700 catalogs (competes with Abacus Direct, a division of DoubleClick). Karmath has a unique balance of business acumen and technical skills.

Brijendra R. Joshi

Brijendra R Joshi, IT Professional, has 12 years of work and entrepreneurial experience with multiple startups in IT. He is a co-founder/Chief Operating Officer at Rooster Logic, an ICT company that works with big data and focuses on Research and Monitoring.

He is Co-Chair, Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub that organizes Startup Weekend Kathmandu; Founder, Nepal Rises which is a nonprofit volunteer led post-earthquake relief and rebuild organization; President Himalaya Toastmasters Club, Nepal.



Ravi Phuyal

Educator over 14 years of experience in Higher Education. Ravi Phuyal is the Managing Director of Islington College. Islington college has been delivering quality UK University IT and Business degrees in Nepal since 1996. Islington college is a part of Innovate Nepal group which has colleges across Nepal; Merryland College Biratnagar, Ithari International College(Ithari), Herald College(Kathmandu). Executive Director Innovate Nepal Group,

Mr Phuyal also heads a Technology company (Third Pole Connects), which works on developing data driven tools for government and development sectors. Co-chairs Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub, that organises Startup Weekend Kathmandu and Director of Local Interventions Group a Not-for-profit working on data-driven solutions for smarter governance.

Hempal Shrestha

Hempal Shrestha, IT Professional, has over 15 years of experience in IT industry, tech startups, social development, and legal sector. He is the Chair of Research and Development Committee at the Federation of Computer Association of Nepal and co-founder of FOSS Nepal Community. He is the director of Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub that organizer of the Startup Weekend in Nepal

He is strategically associated with various IT companies, development stakeholders, and educational institutions in Nepal and South Asia as the Full-Stack Consultant.

Previously, he was System Analyst with Nepal Government; IT Consultant with ICCO Cooperation for South Asia; secondment as Program Officer with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for Bellanet International in Asia region; Head of Department with the St. Xavier's College in Kathmandu, Nepal; and Software Engineer with APCA Nepal.