NEXT Launchpad, the business accelerator program of NEXT Venture Corp has kicked off its second batch of the mentorship-driven program with 9 high potential businesses selected from among more than 80 applicant companies undertaking a rigorous selection process.
The accelerator program comprising of a 3 months long mentoring process shall help the selected businesses go through a transformative journey in which they will refine their business models, receive guidance from successful entrepreneurs, and get an expert help from senior experts in various fields such as operations, marketing, sales, legal, financials, etc. The participating entrepreneurs will get to network with major stakeholders of Nepal’s business community, their brands receive market exposure and also these businesses importantly get access to investment opportunities. Next Launchpad companies who previously participated during the first batch have successfully raised more than 5 rounds of investment and financing.
The NINE high potential businesses comprising of the second batch of NEXT Launchpad that is looking to grow to the next level cover a wide range of industries from media publishing, advertising services, information technology, affiliate marketing, software, food delivery, health and nutrition to communication management systems.
Admana Technology is a Digital Ad Network Platform linking advertisers to the publishers allowing advertisers to display their information regarding products and services in 100+ websites of Nepal at their own budget and pay per view. Through its extensive online ad network, it has the power to deliver the right ads at the right time and place which makes the publishers like news portals, bloggers, websites, etc. to monetize and generate revenue using their online campaigns.
Eagle Eye IT Service
Eagle Eye IT Service is an information technology company specialized in offering dedicated IT services and software-hardware products including the latest web technology, networking and software development. Currently, the company is focusing on an educational management information system that aids educational and government institutions on delivering information for the students with ease. In addition, it also provides software-hardware installation facilities according to the needs and the agreement of the clients across various sectors.
FitBox delivers healthy meals right at your doorstep, providing you with an easier approach to a better, healthier lifestyle with fresh meals tailored to your needs. The company focuses on three main bases: low-to-no-added-sugar, whole grains, and calorie-planned meals. It aims to bring changes in the lifestyle by providing well-balanced nutritious meals cooked with the best ingredients and by its talented chefs. The vast array of meals offered is a combination of sumptuous and healthy food that keeps you fit and ready, ALWAYS.
Krishak Ra Prabidhi (कृषक र प्रविधि)
Krishak Ra Prabidhi is the largest circulated agriculture magazine in Nepal to address the information gap among the farmers across the country. Through the magazine, it aims to empower farming communities by channeling a wider range of agriculture information regarding policies, practices, techniques, technologies, and market to commercialize the entire agriculture value chain of Nepal.
Lunch Hour is a subscription-based food provider delivering lunches at people’s doorsteps. With the aim of reaching hot and delicious food to corporate houses and offices, this endeavor promises to tickle your taste buds by setting a new trend in the food industry. Lunch Hour serves you a wide variety of delicacies including Nepali, Newari, Indian and Chinese delights and changes are made on menus every day, making customers excited about the refreshing lunches all for one price.
Red Circle is a video-based marketing agency that produces creative videos to match the client’s needs. It provides marketing solutions that help brands create their identity, develop brand awareness, build trust and credibility, and ultimately increase their brand value. The aim of the company is to entertain and aware consumers and encourage them to participate in the evolution of the brand. Their products are crafted intricately and is consistently striving to exceed their client’s expectations.
TechLekh is a tech media platform covering various aspects of technology in Nepal. It is a tech portal that aims to serve Nepali market with one-stop-shop in-depth information and latest trends in Nepali startups, products, software, automobiles, etc. that are creating an impact on the landscape of Nepali Technology.
Trident Concept is Nepal’s leading progressive marketing company for Nepalese cinema industry with special focus on social media marketing, digital artworks, and publicity designs. It strives to motivate audiences to reflect beyond traditional marketing border, and engage in solid communication plus inspiring people everywhere for the better future of the Nepalese movies industry.
VoxCrow is a business communication platform providing world-class contact center solution for small to medium-sized enterprises & startups in Nepal. Being the first mover to provide customer engagement solution in Nepal, it has been able to collaborate with companies who are also pioneering in their sectors and have made significant changes in expanding voice-based communication for their business. With the presence of specialized technical staff, it has been consistently providing excellent support 24/7 in a timely and cost-effective manner.
All of these companies are going through the fast-paced growth accelerator program at Next Venture Corp which concludes with a Demo Day during the month of November where selected investors will be invited to analyze the market potential, understand growth needs of these businesses and eventually partner with them. These fast-growing companies are not only providing innovative offerings and opening new market avenues but are also providing job opportunities for both the young and experienced talents in Nepal.