Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs' Forum (NYEF) has successfully conducted Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) Nepal-Bhutan joint national final, virtually, for the first time in Nepal on Friday.

EWC is a global pitch competition, elevating entrepreneurs from all stages -- idea-stage, early-stage, growth-stage, or beyond -- by providing them with tools and resources to grow their venture.

During the event, top fourteen finalists pitched their startup ideas in the semi-final round to the jury which comprised of seven experts as judges. Top 9 unique startups had pitched their ideas to the judges.

'The Green Road' represented by founder and managing director, Rikesh Gurung won the title while 'Jeevee Health' represented by Founder/CEO Aabhushan Jyoti Kansakar became first runner-up.

Likewise, 'Leaf plus' represented by the co-Founder, CEO Kobit Singh Baniya was the second runner-up.

The Green Road is Bhutan's first recycling company that utilises waste plastic in construction of durable and environment friendly roads.

Similarly, Jeevee is a Health Technology startup established with the mission to improve healthcare services using technology.

Meanwhile, Leaf Plus is a socio-economic enterprise that is aimed at having an impactful contribution to the environment and society by producing and promoting areca leaf products.

The winner of Entrepreneurship World Cup 2021 will now get a chance to pitch their ideas on a global stage for a share of US$1 million in cash prize plus additional investment opportunities and another US$750,000 in in-kind support.

In November 2021, among 100 startups, national winner 'The Green Road' will be flown to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to participate in the EWC Accelerates program for an intensive startup boot camp and to compete in the EWC Global Finals.