Nepal Entrepreneurship Forum 2018

In another first, King’s College, Nepal organized the third edition of its annual series of conferences, focused on entrepreneurship in Nepal under the theme of Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth in Federal Nepal. Held between November 22 and 24, 2018 at Dhangadhi, Nepal Entrepreneurship Forum included lively discussions involving contemporary entrepreneurship issues in the country. With more than 200 people attending, this conference received support from Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan City.
Successful entrepreneurs from various countries, local industrialists, academics, politicians and other eminent personalities discussed about recent developments in entrepreneurship in their respective local communities and at global level at large. King’s College also showcased its research works with concerned stakeholders, students, partners and the general public.
Global wave for organized dialogues and academic research has been encouraging in recent years. As a result, universities and governments around the world have been bringing together politicians, policy makers, researchers, banks and financial institutions (BFIs), and business startups to help create a sustainable entrepreneurship climate. Nepal, a part and parcel of the highly globalised world, has become a hotbed of worldwide evidence-based debates and discussions on entrepreneurship. The interest among various stakeholders has reached a substantial momentum now. This annual conference is the King’s College endeavour to keep this discussion alive and nurture it further.
Here are some of the distinguished guests we had at the Nepal Entrepreneurship Forum (NEF), 2018. Click here for the detailed Agenda of the event. For any questions, drop a message to us on Facebook @kingscollegektm or at conference@kingscollege.edu.np.
Dr. Achyut Wagle, Economist
Hon. Pathan Singh Vohara, Minister, Physical Infrastructure Development
Hon. Jhapat Bohara, Minister of Financial Affairs and Planning, Sudur Paschim Province
Mr. Nrip Bahadur Odd, Mayor, Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
Mr. Sanat Neupane, Business Consultant
Prof. Satyajit Majumdar, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Hon. Gagan Kumar Thapa, Member of Parliament, Federal Parliament
Mr. Kimmo Paajanen, Project Manager, Oamk LABs, Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Pukar Malla, Founder/ Chairperson, Daayitwa; Executive Coach, Nepal Leadership Academy
Mr. Suresh Pradhan, Social Policy Expert, Lead Faculty of MICD
Mr. Asgar Ali, CEO, Esewa ; IT Advisor to the Prime Minister
Mr. Anand Raj Khanal, Sr. Director, Nepal Telecommunication Authority
Mr. Binod Dhakal, Chairperson, ICT Committee of FNCCI
Mr. Sixit Bhatta, CEO, Tootle
Ms. Nikita Acharya, CEO, Urban Girl
Mr. Bibhusan Bista, CEO YoungInnovations Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Managing Director, Safal Partners
Mr. Kalu Hamal, Agro-Tourism, Owner- Banana Resort, Tikapur
Mr. Dinesh Raj Bhandari, Former Chairperson, Kailali Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mr. Bahar Kumar, Executive Director, Nepal Communitere
Mr. Niraj Khanal, CEO, Antarprerana
Mr. Shyam Bista (designation)
Mr. Prakash Tiwari,  Director, Radisson, Investment Banking Professional
Mr. Kavi Raj Joshi, Founder and Managing Director, M&S NEXT Venture Corp
Ms. Sushila Mishra Bhatta, Deputy Mayor,  Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City
Mr. Gagan Hamal, Secretary, Ministry of Social Development, Sudur Paschim Pradesh
Dr. Achyut Wagle, Economist
Dr. Pukar Malla, Founder/ Chairperson, Daayitwa; Executive Coach, Nepal Leadership Academy
Mr. Saroj Ghimire, Advocate, Supreme Court of Nepal
Mr. Subhash Ghimire, Editor-in-Chief, My Republica
Prof. Samapti Guha (Chairperson, Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences)
Hon. Maya Bhatta (Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment, Sudur Paschim Province)
Prof. Binod Krishna Shrestha (Associate Dean, KUSOM)
Prof. Hem Raj Pant (Professor, Kailali Multiple Campus; Former Registrar, Far Western University)
Mr. Manish Jha, CEO, FACTS Nepal
Mr. Hikmat Singh Ayer, Senior Director, Nepal Tourism Board
Mr. Sanjay Chaudhary, Member of Think Tank, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Aviation
Mr. Gopi Hamal, Former President of Kailali Chamber of Commerce, Central Committee Member of FNCCI for 14 years
Mr. Yogendra Bam, CEO, Adventure West Holidays Dhangadhi
Ms. Ulla-Maija Seppänen, Senior Lecturer, Head of Pedagogy, (DevLAB & Oamk LABs)
Mr. Binay Devkota, CEO, Clock B Innovation
Mr. Hira Bohara Bhandari, Managing Director, B Polytechnic Institute & Brain Clinic; President of WEAN Kailali
Mr. Pradip Maharjan, Agribusinesss specialist
Mr. Bhusan Shah, CEO, Nabic( Nepal Agribusiness innovation centre)
Mr. Sanam Chitrakar, Partner, Biruwa Ventures
Mr. Caesar Rana, Co-founder and Director, AeroRoots
Ms. Rita Bhandary, Executive Director, Nepal Paper Crafts; Former President and Life Member of FWEAN
Mr. Chiran Poudel,CEO, Seeing Hands Nepal
Mr. Sandeep Shrestha, ESG & Impact Manager at Dolma Fund
Ms. Janne Karjalainen, Lab Master – DevLAB, Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Padam Raj Joshi, Campus Chief, Kailali Multiple Campus
Mr. Naresh Prasad Shrestha, CEO, Samriddhi Education  Foundation