Creative Business Cup Nepal 2018 in September
KAROBAR CORRESPONDENT
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
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Antarprerana is organizing Creative Business Cup Nepal 2018 in September.
Antarprerana – an investment company has been supporting entrepreneurs through investments and mentorships – aims at creating a hundred entrepreneurs in a decade, said co-founder and CEO of Antarprerana Niraj Khanal during a press meet on Monday.
"The company aims to create more employment opportunities through the development of an entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nepal," he said, adding that the company has also initiated the #WorkInNepal campaign to realize its goal.
Khanal, on the occasion, shared that the company has became the national partner of the Creative Business Cup (CBC), a global initiative for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Informing that a national challenge event would be organized in the first week of September, he said that the CBC will be a part of Global Entrepreneurs Network that organizes a global event annually where startups, investors, mentors and industry experts come together to celebrate this Olympics of startups.
Appreciating the role of Antarprerana the president of Nepal Engineer’s Association (NEA) Hare Ram Shrestha expressed his confidence that competitions such as the CBC will provide a great avenue for young entrepreneurs from engineering and other sectors to explore their creativity.
Society of Economic Journalists Nepal (SEJON) has also supported the event.
The SEJON has also announced its collaboration with Antarprerana to work in support and mentor startups.
President of Vaidya’s Organization of Industries and Trading Houses (VOITH) Suraj Vaidya, also the advisor of the CBC Nepal challenge event, on the occasion, highlighted that people have not realized their true potential and that Nepal was a mini silicon valley in itself. "Nepal is a creative hub for young entrepreneurs and that they have to be guided to expose their potentiality at the international forum like the CBC," he added.
Concluding the programme, Chairperson of Antarprerana and the Executive Chairman of Brihat Group Om Rajbhandary highlighted the need for international linkages and network for Nepali companies so that they would learn and compete globally. Rajbhandary is also the advisor of the CBC Nepal initiative.
The sectors for the CBC 2018 include Advertising, architecture, design, fashion, film, video and photography, gastronomy, music, software, computer games and electronics, leisure activities and experiential technologies. The winner of the CBC Nepal will get a chance to pitch their business ideas in Copenhagen, Denmark competing alongside other national winners from over a hundred countries. The national winner will win a sponsored trip to Copenhagen and get a chance to improve their global networks in the global avenue. This is the first time such an event is happening in Nepal.
The deadline for applying to the CBC Nepal will close on August 5.