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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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