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Young Entrepreneurs

In partnership with National Academy of Science and Technology, Dhangadhi and Narayan Campus, Dailekh CONNECT has establish two Future Entrepreneurs' Clubs to create platforms that inspire youth, enable them to develop business ideas and share with broader networks to access mentoring and incubation support.  Combined, the clubs had 95 student members at the end of CONNECT's first year.

Idea Studio Nepal is a non-profit company which provides encouragement and opportunities to those who aim to transform new ideas into socially-conscious enterprises. The Idea Studio is collaboration between academia, the private sector, and the media and development sectors. With core values such as knowledge creation, social justice, social innovation, investment and promoting human dignity. Idea Studio has helped to foster employment in the country by providing assistance, resources, mentoring and investment.

Listen to these recent episodes of Bikash Ko Bato to learn more


Idea Studio Nepal – A CONNECT Enabling Environment Intervention
Programme Documents
Press Release: Idea Studio Nepal - call for submissions
Press Release

Idea Studio Nepal, a collaboration between academia, the private sector, and the media and development sectors, announces the call for submissions for Season Two.

Press Release: Idea to Enterprise
External Documents

10 Entrepreneurs from the Mid and Far West of Nepal travelled to Kathmandu earlier this month for the chance to feature on the nationwide TV show, Idea Studio Season 2.

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Aspiring entrepreneurs feature in latest Bikash ko bato episode
by: RAP 3      on: 05 Feb, 2018

Yesterday,  Antenna Foundation broadcast a Bikash Ko Bato episode about youth entrepeneurs, featuring members of RAP3 CONNECT's Future Entrepreneurs' Clubs in Dhangadhi and Dailekh.  In the episode you will hear why CONNECT established the clubs and the intended benefits for students and hear from club members themselves, how they have benefited from participating and their ambitions for the future.  You can read more about CONNECT's work to promote entrepreneurship here.  And, listen to the episode online:

Narayan Campus' FEC welcomes KUSOM students
by: RAP 3      on: 25 Jan, 2018

Members of the Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) welcomed Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students at their campus earlier today.  Four KUSOM MBA students traveled to Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement, facilitated by CONNECT. 

This cross learning event provided an opportunity for students to share their ideas for and experiences of doing business; FEC members presented their plans for a club run business and the KUSOM students shared their experience of offering consultancy services to local businesses in Dailekh.  

RAP3 Graduate Engineer, Ayasta writes about her experience on the OnePlanet MBA
by: ruth      on: 15 Jan, 2018

As part of a two way partnership with Exeter University's School of Business, RAP3 Graduate Engineer Ayasta Pokharel has taken a sabbatical to participate in the prestigious OnePlanet MBA.  In CONNECT's latest blog Ayasta writes about her experiences so far.

Our Second FEC convened its first meeting
by: RAP 3      on: 17 Sep, 2017

Our Second FEC, a partnership with Narayan Campus, Dailekh convened its first Future Entrepreneurs’ Club (FEC) meeting on 13 September 2017, chaired by the Club President, Surendra Gurung.  CONNECT District Manager, Kushal Hamal attended and facilitated a group discussion during which students discussed a range of business ideas and came up with a wish list of local business leaders whom they’d be inspired to meet. We are impressed by the enthusiasm shown by club members and delighted that they have already invited some business leaders to join their next meeting to share their experiences.

CONNECT celebrate International Youth Day
by: RAP 3      on: 13 Aug, 2017

To celebrate International Youth Day the National Academy of Science and Technology’s Future Entrepreneurs’ Club has collaborated with Prasodaya Higher Campus, Dhangadhi to organise a careers workshop.  The Club invited local business leaders, Mr Tek Raj Bhatta NIC ASIA Bank, Mr Gopi Hamal, local entrepreneur and Mr Shivhari Sharma Mudbari, NAST Principal to share their career experiences with Prasodaya Higher Campus students and, with the support of RAP3 CONNECT delivered a workshop on 'Tips to Prepare a winning CV and interview skills.' An event to both inspire students to think big when considering career paths and up-skill them, taking them a step closer to gainful employment.

Our Future Entrepeneurs' Club members in Dailekh, based in Narayan Campus, participated in a speech competition on "Youth's Role in sustainable development" organised by the Family Planning Office and Youth Club in Dailekh.