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Participants are practicing all day with Amin’s help. They pitch their projects for the first time, collecting helpful comments in order to improve their presentations.




The day ended on a lighter tone. We celebrated Sakshi's birthday and our last evening together. 



Notes by Saroj

Dr. Mahabir Pun visited to listen the participant about their project presentation and gave Feedback:

  • Shashank: problem with his project is weather challenges (project: Honey Keeping)

  • Pragya (related to street dog):  metropolitan city government might help on this problem,

  • Sajana: high potential ( home stay business)

  • Sakshi (women empowerment through Agri by product): marketing very importance for this kind of product, get help from women group and organizations working on this kind of project

  • Prachanda: talk to the city government, maintain existing public toilet

  • Kranti(organic product) : contact with cooperatives for the funding, middleman are the problem, develop your own model

  • Sabana (Are you Ready to Jump related to education): program has to be very creative and innovative, teach for Nepal like organizations are not competitors because they are working in different way, educate parents

  • Yosa (pluswitness waste management) : transportation cost might be problem

Amin: feedback to participant’s projects

  • Prachnda (public Toilet): need to get the no. of people, price and total revenue model of business, need to project total market size, how they can fund your business

  • Pragya (rescue dogs): don’t care about human(e.g. biker) and traffic, no mention of monetary damage, advertising still weird, think of lighter capital cost, data must go to the problem as well, cash the problem, mention revenue model, why in the business, organization of data

  • Sajana Badel (CHECKiNN Champak Namuna Home): organize the flow, put it on touristic map, arrange the service, see the program (see the activities, proper mapping of revenue model, how you are competing with the competitors,

  • Shashank (Honey Business in Nepal): traditional way, team with the flow chart (advisor, mentors, marketers etc if missing say about recruit)

  • Yosa (PlusWitness Waste Management): need to improve body language, show the picture if there is pain, one year revenue, cost and profit projection, flowchart of team, rupees wise value chain,

  • Kranti (organic farming): team is still missing, what does mean linking( e.g. customer to farmer) still not clear, cost projection is still missing, no specific about competitors, need to put market size in no., specific market selection, how you gonna spend the fund


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Day 3 marks the end of the connecting phase of the Bootcamp. All together, the participants go through different group activities while following their facilitators advices. 

We were also honored to have two speakers with us: Bikram Pun and Mandan Rai, both amazing and successful persons.





After those three rich, first days of new learnings and many meetings, the participants are now fully ready for the next phase of the Bootcamp — Collaborate!


Back to the drawing board. Yunsun is describing about the city of entrepreneurship. She gave an example of David Kelly (IDEO) who designed a shopping cart using design thinking. He even designed apple’s mouse. D= DREAM D= DISCOVER D=DELIVER D= DESIGN.


1. Empathize: Users/Customers

2. Define: User driven Definition of problem.  ( Taking feedbacks from all the users.)

3. Ideate: Ideate Solutions (Radical Brainstorming.)

4. Prototype.

  • Embrace Warmer, a kind of blanket, which is used to hold the baby and keep him/her warm until they reach  hospital. Traditional incubator costs $20,000 but the embrace warmer costs only $200.

  • Social enterprise is an organization that leverages the commercial principles to maximize the improvement on human and environmental well-being instead of maximizing for investors.

  • By Gerg Overholt, Utility Brand Manager at ecobee

  • Participant Shabana- Social enterprise is  a sustainable business that solves social problems.

  • NYC Saroj- Enterprise that creates social value.

  • Participant Shashank- Social problems solving along with profit.

  • Robert- Wealth is not only about the personal or national wealth.  Its also about the changes you bring about in the community.

  • Rural electrification in Brazil- Fabio luiz de Oliveria Rosa

  • A video about how the Rosa developed electrification in Brazil.