Saugat Tiwari, 19, is a young and aspiring entrepreneur of Chitwan district. He is a an engineering student of United Technical College, Chitwan and CEO of Timro Group. He is also a motivational speaker of Smart Startup Group for entrepreneurship. ‘Timro Kawadiwaala’ and ‘Timro Express’ are the two initiatives of his company. ‘Timro Kawadiwaala’ is associated with waste management whilst ‘Timro Express’ is a E-Commerce delivery service.
Starting of his journey
Saugat’s entrepreneurial journey started when he bought a fidget spinner in Kathmandu. The fidget spinner that he booked through one of the online portals came into his hand within 40 minutes of booking. Inspired from this amazing event, he dreamt of spreading E-commerce market in Chitwan as well. By the time he was only 18, he decided to establish a company called ‘Timro Group’. And now his start up ‘Timro Express’ is working actively in Chitwan, Pokhara, Hetauda, Dharan and Itahari providing employment opportunities to 10 energetic youths. His initiative ‘Timro Express’ is now working with the top stores of Nepal like Hifashion, Bivuti, newmew, Pasalshop and many more.
Apart from his company, he is actively involved in inspiring teens and youths towards entrepreneurship. For this, he is coordinating a startup meet- up in Chitwan which is being organized by Smart Group Nepal. Moreover, he is a key motivational speaker of Smart Startup Group in which he has motivated more than 1500 youths. Not only this, but his team has organized a Young Entrepreneurship Summit in Chitwan for the first time.
Making a difference
Overcoming the fear of being distracted in his study, he was finally able to catch up his dream and passion of being an entrepreneur. “Whenever you started doing something new in the society, firstly, the people won’t believe you. Secondly, it will be difficult to convince your parents and thirdly, people around you will try to demotivate you”, he said. “But, what you have to do is remain silent at that moment and let your works answer them”, he added remembering the beginning days.
He calls himself a selfish person; the selfishness of earning money from the society by fixing the problems that are prevailing in the society in a simplified way. He believes in the fact that the absence of the resources can’t stop you when you are truly determined to do the things you have dreamt of. He is faded by the fact that the teenagers, nowadays, are so much fascinated by the foreign countries instead of doing something creative in the country. He has set a perfect example of the fact that something remarkable can be done in our country as well, irrespective of the resources available or not.
A step towards Teen Hero
Talking about the journey of Glocal Teen Hero 2018, he said that he had first encountered the facebook page of Glocal Teen Hero. He has been following the Glocal Teen Hero for 8 months and finally when the application opened, he applied into it thinking his works at his age will be noticed.
When you have the vision to do something good for your society, there is no doubt of being a failure. His company without any monetary investment is now a company with employee of 10. Thus, an entrepreneur, Saugat Tiwari can be taken as the perfect example to prove that age is just a number.
“Start from where you are, use what you have and do what you can”- Saugat Tiwari
Saugat Tiwari was selected among the 20 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers below the age of 20 in Nepal, for the year 2018. This annual list is the ultimate honor roll of young game changers reshaping Nepal for the better. The platform seeks to encourage the youths to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other youths in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.