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One to Watch to launch its new acceleration program – Enterprise

One to Watch to launch its new acceleration program - Enterprise

Kathmandu, June 24, 2018 :  One to Watch (OTW) has announced the launch of its new accelerator program – Enterprise.

Enterprise is a 12-week mentorship based accelerator program that aims to bring in ten carefully selected companies and aid in their growth. These ten companies will be working with experienced mentors and industry experts. Through the accelerator program, the companies will have the necessary tools to optimize their businesses and stand out in their respective markets.

For the past four years, One to Watch, has been successfully running Rockstart Impact, an accelerator program focused on bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and impact investors. With the recent partnership between One to Watch and True North Associates (TNA), their two successful acceleration programs – Rockstart Impact and Enterprise: Nepal Business Accelerator Program, are coming under one roof. Both the programs were aimed to help and support growth stage Nepali companies to become investment ready and move to the next level of growth. Hence, these two programs have been combined under one flagship program – Enterprise. Amod Rajbhandari, Director for Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Development, heads the Enterprise program.

“This new combined program will be the leading accelerator program in Nepal. The program brings together two sets of strong national and international networks of investors, experts, mentors and ecosystem partners.” – Amod Rajbhandari, Director, Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Development, One to Watch

Applications for Enterprise are open from 22 June 2018 till 31 August 2018 and can be accessed online at www.enterprise.com.np. Ten companies will be selected for this 12-week accelerator program. Although the application deadline for next batch is 31 August, Enterprise will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis for future batches.

“Both NYEF and OTW have similar goals of helping Nepali entrepreneurs flourish. We are looking forward to combining resources and expanding our entrepreneurial development reach across Nepal.” – Ajay Kumar Shrestha, President, NYEF

One to Watch is also announcing its new ecosystem partnership with Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (NYEF). NYEF brings in a vast national network of entrepreneurs, and, along with OTW, can help build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in various economic hubs around Nepal.