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Indian Embassy to host ‘Entrepreneurship Conclave’ on Mar 24

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Kathmandu, March 14

The Embassy of India in Kathmandu is hosting the ‘International Entrepreneurship Conclave — Connect-IN’ — in the Capital on March 24.

Being organised in association with Clock b Business Innovations, the one-day conclave intends to serve as an ideal platform for connecting young entrepreneurial minds of Nepal and India, said officials of Indian Embassy at a press conference held today.

Speaking on the occasion, Ruby Jaspreet Sharma, first secretary (press, information and culture) at Embassy of India in Kathmandu, said the entrepreneurship conclave is first-of-its-kind platform created for entrepreneurs of both countries to come together, exchange innovative ideas, promote entrepreneurship and start-ups.

Similarly, the conclave is also expected to encourage peer-to-peer idea exchange between Nepali and Indian entrepreneurs and build the ideal links between the dynamic start-up ecosystems of Nepal and India.

The event will follow a series of auditions held at various venues in Kathmandu to identify great business ideas, which would be provided the opportunity to make their investment pitches to potential investors.

As per the organisers, various distinguished CEOs, investors, jury members and ecosystem partners from both Nepal and India will participate in the conclave.

So far, Siddhant Raj Pandey, chairman and CEO of Business Oxygen; Narottam Aryal, executive director of King’s College;
Sushil Pokharel, CEO of Sushmit Group; Biswas Dhakal, president of F1Soft; Subash Ghimire, editor of Republica; Semanta Dahal, advocate and partner of Abhinawa Law Chambers; Sixit Bhatta, co-founder and CEO of Tootle; and Amit Agrawal, CEO of Janaki Technology are participating in the event from Nepal.

Similarly, Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of OYO Rooms; Ashutosh Tyagi, senior vice president of Tata Capital Private Equity; Navin Surya, chairman of Payments Council of India (PCI); Vandana Sharma, woman icon Asia Pacific 2017 BERG Singapore and founder of Start-up People Consulting; Kaushik Mukherjee, co-founder and MD of FAB BAG; Avelo Roy, managing director of Kolkata Ventures; and Yatin K Thakur, co-founder of Start-Up India and Coworkin have confirmed their participation from India.

A version of this article appears in print on March 15, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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