Nepali entrepreneurs to pitch in Amsterdam, London
KAROBAR CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018
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KATHMANDU: Nepali entrepreneurs are going to pitch to global investors next week.
Entrepreneurs representing nine Nepali firms are going to take part first in Amsterdam then in London, according to One to Watch.
They have also received a rigorous 100-day mentorship training from local and foreign experts, were part of the Rockstart Impact programme, managed by One to Watch in Nepal. After the Demo Day in Kathmandu, the entrepreneurs head to Europe. They will first pitch to investors in Amsterdam on February 21, at the Rockstart Headquarters, after which they pitch to investors in London on February 23 at the CDC Group.
“The main purpose of the programme is to build a viable business case which would be appealing to and match the expectations of local and foreign investors,” said Victoria Ous, programme director of Rockstart Impact.
In the three years of its launch, Rockstart Impact has accelerated 29 companies and raised over 3 million Euro as investment pledges for 21 companies. The goal of the programme is to support high potential entrepreneurs and link them to domestic and international growth capital, according to Rockstart Impact programme that is managed by One to Watch. The programme has been organised in partnership with the DOEN Foundation, DFID, ICCO Cooperation, OXFAM and Triodos Bank; and its associated partners are SAFAL Partners and Nepal Communitere.