When you are just starting your business, don’t you wish for someone to help you, inspire you and show you the way? I would. Your startup is a new venture and you do not know where it leads. So having someone on the same path or even better, having someone who has already walked that path is always a boon. But finding such people is the most difficult part.
What if there was a gathering of startups in Nepal where entrepreneurs such as you could meet other entrepreneurs and listen to them speak about their journey? What if you could learn the secrets to grow your business straight from the Gurus?
What’s NEXT Growth Conclave?
NEXT Growth Conclave is an initiative of M&S Next Venture Corp that aims to develop the startup ecosystem of Nepal. It is the meeting place for Nepal’s disruptive startups, small businesses, and the entrepreneurs/ investors. It is an event that showcases Nepal’s growing startup community and caters to its unique needs.
The conclave will host numerous speakers who are at the top of their respective fields in technology. This year’s speakers in the growth Conclave include Mr. Dilip Agarwal – Chairman of Worldlink Communications, Mr. Biswas Dhakal – President of F1soft Nepal, Ridwan Hafiz – Creator of Analyzen, Rahul Narvekar and Rajeev Chitrabhanu – a successful angel investor of India.
Some of the other major attractions of NEXT Growth Conclave 2018 are listed below.
Startup Valley is a platform designed for startups to exhibit their businesses to the attendees, potential investors, customers, startup enthusiast and network with fellow founders. Showcasing in the startup valley offers an opportunity to meet the media representatives and get featured in the national and international media. This is a good chance to increase brand recognition and gain investors.
Apart from Startup Valley, companies or startups can also be part of Kickstart Hill, where they can launch their businesses in the mass of more than 1000+ attendees.
Kickstart Hill is a part of the ‘Startup Valley’ and is a platform where new startups can launch themselves or their products and get media coverage. Since the whole event will bring together the startup enthusiasts, investors, industry experts, mentors and media from all over Nepal and abroad, it can be excellent platforms for the startups to launch their new products.
Different media personnels are present in the media lounge. There, representatives from startups can go and talk to the people from the press (like us) and gain coverage for their innovative ideas. As they say, ‘Business without marketing is like a Car without fuel’.
Investor Lounge is a space dedicated for the investors where the attendees and the startup founders can get an opportunity to interact with the potential investors, angel investors, investment companies and institutions. Investor lounge is a chance for both startups and investors to explore possible partnerships and build powerful relations.
Venture Blend is a common platform for all the attendees where they can network over drinks. Here, startups can interact with newfound connections at the conclave. There will be a party over food, drinks, and music grooves.
According to organizers, this is the meeting place for Nepal’s entrepreneurial community to frame the ecosystem towards growth through the value networks from around the globe.
The Conclave takes off with some of the most prominent growth leaders in the world sharing their secrets with the attendees. The discussions allow the attendees to gain invaluable insights and growth hacks from highly influential global speakers. These speakers attempt to outline their experiences to help attendees get a complete picture of accelerating growth in Nepal’s startup community.
In 2017, along with 700 Participants, 20 Global Speakers, 32 National and International Media, 25+ Bloggers, 100+ Investors, and stakeholders were part of the conclave. Among a total of 33 Startups, 15 launched their ventures at the ‘Kickstart Hill’.