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What is NYEF Startup Award?

NYEF Startup Awards, organized by NYEF Kathmandu Chapter is a premier competition and bootcamp for enthusiastic and driven entrepreneurs like you because we believe that you want to nurture your startup into a scalable business. If your startup has been in the market for less than 4 years, this is just the right platform.

Our objective is to develop a business ecosystem in Nepal through the means of exposure, mentorship and investment. We will equip you with an intense mentorship program and then provide you a platform to pitch your business in front of a panel of judges.

The Organizer

About NYEF

Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs' Forum (NYEF) is an apex body of young entrepreneurs in Nepal. It is a membership-based non-profit organization, established with a vision of empowering positive business thinking. It aims at creating outstanding entrepreneurs through idea exchange, fellowships, education, training, and advocacy among the Nepali youth.

NYEF brings together young entrepreneurs within the country. It promotes entrepreneurial mindset and a shared vision through an effective and much needed networking of young entrepreneurs. After a successful start in Kathmandu, it now has chapters in 10 different cities of Nepal and covers all 7 provinces with more chapters in the pipeline.

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    Nation First

    Nation always comes first before your business.

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    Growth with Shared Vision

    We believe in collective leadership and team work. We will trust and respect each other.

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    Hunger for Learning

    We celebrate success and learn from our failures. We always strive for continuous improvements.

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    Make a Mark

    We don't fear change, we embrace it. We encourage change, ideas, innovation and always strive to find better ways of doing things.

Checklist of criterias

Eligibility Criteria

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    Your startup should be officially recognized and registered by the government of Nepal.

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    Your startup should not have been registered more than 5 years ago (before 01/09/2018)

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    Your startup should have a product or service in place.

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    Startup owned by any NYEF member shall not be eligible.

Rules to follow

Code Of Conduct

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    The application form is to be filled in English only.

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    Any false information provided will result in the immediate elimination.

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    Signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a must.

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    Allowances shall not be paid for travel or stay.

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    Participants should be in smart casuals (or more formal attire) during the pitch.

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    The startup founders should be able to commit their time as required for the participation.

Important dates for this year awards

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you

If you would like to contact us, please do not hesitate. We are happy to hear from you. You can also find NYEF on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.



Kathmandu, Nepal