June 09, 2017: NEXT Launchpad, the business accelerator program of NEXT Venture Corp. kicked off on 6 June, 2017. Six high-potential businesses selected from among 230 applicants through a rigorous selection process were through as the first batch of the program.
Over the next 4 months, the businesses and the founders will go through a transformative journey in which they will refine their business models, get an expert help from successful entrepreneurs, network with major stakeholders of Nepal’s business community, and get access to funding. The selected founders can look forward to being mentored by many seasoned and successful entrepreneurs like Bal Krishna Joshi, Manish Modi, Ajit Shah, Anand Tuladhar and many others.
These selected companies will get access to Launchpads’ signature programs like Brain-fast, Venture Walk, Venture Talk and Venture Blend, each of which will make the entrepreneurs and startups investment ready.
Here are the selected businesses attending the first batch of NEXT Launchpad.
1. Danfe Solution
Danfe Solution is an IT company and the creator behind RestroOrder. RestroOrder is a full-fledged restaurant management system developed to smartly manage all the major functional departments and respective daily activities of any restaurant, food-court, coffee shops, and similar entities.
2. Home Automation Nepal
Home Automation Nepal was founded to simplify life through technology. This technology, enables you to control your security system, surveillance (CCTV), energy management etc at a touch of a button via your smart phones and tablets.
3. Eton Technology
Eton Technology provides innovative, user-friendly products that covers all the digital needs of any schools, at an affordable price. It’s flagship product, Sajilo School Manager, is an app based school management system that fulfils the academic and administrative needs of any schools and colleges. It connects parents, teachers, and students for a collaborative approach to improving education.
4. Farm to Finger
Farm to Finger’s mission is to improve the lives of rural people in Nepal through appropriate market creation for profitability of the Indigenous high value Products and by promoting the community-based farming & people friendly practices
NPAC is a horticultural based company which works to promote kiwifruit cultivation, procurement ,export and management throughout hilly and Himalayan districts of Nepal.
6. Margo Nepal
In 2015 Margo Nepal Pvt. Ltd. started as a Royal Marpha Suppliers, a trading company with the purpose of selling organic juice produced in Marpha. It gradually evolved to Margo Nepal, which now is a company, based on beverages. It refines fruits grown in the country itself and further processes it to make premium juice. It serves to provide 100% natural juice to the consumer.