Kathmandu, February 21
The Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (NYEF) and the Nepal-US Alumni Network (NUSAN) is hosting the ‘Women Entrepreneurship Summit’ in Kathmandu on March 1.
Scheduled to be inaugurated by Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada, the event aims to organise workshops, seminars, and networking activities on contemporary issues to engage and strengthen NUSAN members.
Issuing a press statement today, NYEF said that the one day-summit will have discussions and deliberations on entrepreneurship in Nepal and women in entrepreneurship.
NYEF also informed that Laxmi Bank, one of the partners of the summit, will unveil specialised loan scheme for women entrepreneurs in the summit that has a slightly different and more flexible set of terms and conditions pertaining to collateral security and interest rates.
“The summit is being organised with the objective of showcasing women entrepreneurs running businesses in different sectors including agriculture, manufacturing and hydropower, among others,” said NYEF.
The summit is being organised with the theme of ‘Connect, Collaborate, Create’.
According to the organisers, the one-day summit has been planned with a series of sessions to highlight the issues being faced by entrepreneurs, especially women. There will be sessions that aim at enhancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of the 200 participants.
The summit has given utmost priority to facilitate links and networks among women entrepreneurs and build connections with the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The event also aims at catering to start-up entrepreneurs, students, working women professionals and entrepreneurs who will also be the major participants. The event will have a woman keynote speaker, inspirational speakers, workshops, panel discussions and stall displays of more than 10 early stage companies.
Organisers also informed that two parallel sessions of workshops on mapping entrepreneurial ecosystem and ‘story corner’ will be held, followed by a presentation on ‘Women in Leadership’.
“The event will be a platform to interact and network between participants and panels.
The key takeaways from the summit will be that the participants will feel charged with ideas equipped with learning and confidence to explore in business,” NYEF said.
A version of this article appears in print on February 22, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.