Antarprerana supports various companies by mentoring its founders and coaching the teams. We help companies progress according to their needs, whether it’s to get investment ready, to improve their operational plan, or strengthen their business model.
Antarprerana invests in various companies or matches the companies with other investors to help them reach their aspired level of growth.
Antarprerana also works with various international comapnies and programs to provide Nepalese start-ups with international expertise and experience. We match various companies with international partners to help them grow beyond local and national boundaries. We have been collaborating and partnering with various international companies such as Connect-To-Grow, The Bridge International, PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, SAARC-Chamber of Commerce and Industries, etc. Through this vast range of international linkages, we have connected and worked with more than 500 national and international companies.
- Creative Business Cup :
CBC is a global year-round initiative that empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries.CBC empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, connects them to investors and global markets and strengthens their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society. CBC Global Finals creates an opportunity for startups in terms of being exposed to a multicultural creative entrepreneurial environment during this two-day event.
During the Global Finals, start up will meet with like-minded organizations, other National Partners, investors and the best creative startups from all around the world. Creative Business Cup Global Finals are held in November. Only National Winners from National Final events organized by National partners like Antarprerana will get opportunity to participate in the global event and pitch the idea.
Programs and Events
We aim to connect a wide range of aspiring entrepreneurs with prospective partners to support them in their development by organizing events, such as: Boot camps, Workshops, Hackathons, Conferences, Pitching events, Web conferencing, Networking events and more. We also have programs like-
5-Starts is a three-month-long program that matches 5 groups of 5 students, provided by 5 different colleges, with 5 start-ups of Nepal. Start-ups and students are mentored and taught various business and market related skills. This supports the start-up companies in reaching their desired growth-level, and at the same time the students gain work experience to explore further employment opportunities.
- Nava Udhyamshala
Nava Udhyamshala is a one-month-long intensive course, where aspiring entrepreneurs are equipped with the basic knowledge and skills to transform their ideas into real businesses. Antarprerana aims to successfully hold 6 batches in 2018 - bringing forth 15 graduated entrepreneurs each batch.
We focus on entrepreneurship beyond ‘The Valley’ boundaries. We organize programs and events that support the growth of new business activities that contribute actively to the development of the regions where they operate.
Through the institutionalization of Innovation Based Incubators, we target aspiring local entrepreneurs or diasporas with innovative business ideas and the innovative SMEs of the region.
In this sense we are on a mission of “public interest” and are trying to bring social entrepreneurship to those who are desperately in need of new opportunities, as best as we can. We hope to inspire other organizations, businesses, institutions, governmental bodies and any other entities to do the same.
- Heifer International Nepal
Heifer International Nepal has been involved in Strengthening Smallholders in Livestock Value Chain (SLVC) in 30 different districts of Nepal from 2012. Heifer has been promoting its project activities through Women Social Entrepreneur Cooperatives (SEW). SLVC project targets on building a holistic system solution with increased production and improved market accessibility for small holder farmer products, keeping them as an integral part of the value chain and leading to advocacy for change of current practices affecting goat and dairy production at the national level. It is a five-year (2012- 2017) project with high potential for producing quality livestock.
In collaboration with Heifer International Nepal and Antarprerana, a three-month long pilot project on providing support to institutionalize cooperatives (supported by Heifer) engaged in Goat Value Chain as well as to promote individual entrepreneurship was initiated. The aim of the proposed project is to strengthen the cooperatives to ensure the sustainability of entrepreneurs and enterprises who are the main actors of Goat Value Chain in the community