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3 startups from Nepal make it to GBG Stories Challenge 2017, Vote your favorite one to make it win


Kathmandu, September 7, 2017: Three dynamic startups from Nepal have made it to the Google Business Group (GBG) Stories Search 2017.

Eco Cell Industries, Khaalisisi, and Khalti.com were successful to make it to the top 9 in the global competition organized by Google Business Group.

Khaalisisi is a trash collection startup that is on a mission to make Nepal a zero-waste nation. Founded by Aayushi KC, who launched the startup after working for USAID Nepal, Khaalisisi provides a digital platform to connect waste sellers with waste entrepreneurs for an efficient mobilization of recyclable trash.

Similarly, Khalti is a fin-tech company working to empower people in Nepal financially by driving the country towards a cashless economy. It envisions to ensure digital financial inclusion for every citizen in Nepal — connecting people across the Himalayan mountains to technology which allows them to digitally receive and make payments for services.

Likewise, Eco Cell Industries was established in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 2015, with the vision to provide reliable, economic, environment friendly and earthquake resistant building material. It produces Interlocking bricks that binds the horizontal and vertical reinforcement of masonry with concrete, thus offering the walls more resistant to shear. This technology reduces construction cost by 30% while are always eco-friendly. Because these bricks can be manufactured with local raw material by local manpower, small business can be set up to serve small area hence generating more local entrepreneurs and employment. The company provides training and machinery setup to develop more entrepreneurs locally.

Yellow Nepal, a Nepali startup company had won the GBG inspiring stories contest in 2014.

Now, it’s time to make another startup from Nepal to win the competition. Let’s vote them, and help our local entrepreneurs get the global recognition that they deserve.

To vote them, visit here.

Voting closes on Wednesday, Sept 13 at 11:59 pm PST.

The community favorite and top 3 stories will be announced on Friday, September 14. The winner will receive a trip to Google I/O tech conference in California in 2018 and will have a video created.