What is NEXT Growth Conclave?

NEXT Growth Conclave is the meeting place for Nepal’s most disruptive startups, small businesses, the entrepreneurs and investors. We bring together the growth leaders from Nepal and beyond to inform, inspire and educate the next generation of entrepreneurs about growing faster. Let’s decode the formula of business growth through the remarkable stories and insights of these leaders. Come and be a part of the next big thing shaping Nepal’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

1 Day. 10 Speakers. 600+ Entrepreneurs & Investors.

Being the first of its kind program organized by the private sector in Nepal, the growth conclave will be hosting various high profile local entrepreneurs and international delegates as speakers. They will be coming together at the conclave to inspire, inform and educate the entrepreneurs, and investors in Nepal. These speaker will be talking on themes such as unlocking the potential of Nepalese businesses, how to make it big and how support systems can help the entrepreneurial ecosystem grow.

The Amazing Speakers

Amarit Charoenphan

Group CEO and Co-founder, Hubba
Bangkok, Thailand

Bhupendra Khanal

Founder, Simplify360
Banglore, India

Deepak Raj Joshi

CEO, Nepal Tourism Board
Kathmandu, Nepal

Sneh Sharma

Founder & CEO, Ittisa
Banglore, India

Vinay Singhal

Co-founder and CEO, WittyFeed
Indore, India

Ajeet Khurana

Angel Investor | Former CEO, SINE
Mumbai, India

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Jeffrey Paine

Co-founder and Managing Director, Golden Gate Ventures Singapore

Joseph Jeong

Founder, Oracle Strategies
Cyberport, Hong Kong

Minhaz Anwar

Head, Grameenphone Accelerator
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Aditi Chaurasia

Co-founder, EngineerBabu
Indore, India

Shahil Agrawal

Managing Director, Shanker Group
Kathmandu, Nepal

Mahesh Murthy

Managing Partner, Seedfund
Mumbai, India


Our Moderator

Zaffar Naik

Founder, First Avocado
Kathmandu, Nepal

Startup Valley

Along with the keynote speeches, we have organised the event as a platform for a select number of startups to showcase themselves. These are some of the most promising and dynamic startups in Nepal, and will be given various opportunities to promote their businesses. The environment created in the conclave allows for exposure to hundreds of stakeholders in the startup ecosystem, potential media coverage by media parts of NEXT, and fantastic face-to-face marketing and sales opportunities.

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Knowledge Partner

The Kathmandu Post

Banking Partner

Banking Partner

General Insurance Partner

Insurance Partner

Agribusiness Partner

Triveni Bikas Bank

Tourism Promotion Partner

Nepal Tourism Board

Education Partner

Driving Partner

Corporate Partner

Kantipur TV

Media Partner

Tech In Asia

Hospitality Partner


Beverage Partner



Growth Conclave is a conference dedicated to the growth of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial ecosystem and the investment climate in Nepal. The conclave brings together some of the best international and national speakers, where they will inspire the entrepreneurs to dream big, as well as, motivate them to grow their businesses.

  1. To bring together Nepal’s most disruptive startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs and investors.
  2. To host renowned national and international growth leaders and experts for engaging discussions and valuable insights.
  3. To provide a platform for startups to showcase their businesses through Startup Valley.
  4. To provide a platform where the some of the most active investors can meet and build profitable relationships with some of the best startups in Nepal.
  5. To provide Nepal’s exciting startups the media coverage that they deserve.
  6. To open application for NEXT Venture Corp.’s startup accelerator program- NEXT Launchpad.

  • Entrepreneurs at different stages
  • Small business owners
  • Startup team members
  • Corporate executives and business leaders
  • Entrepreneurs network and associations
  • Business welfare organizations
  • Government organizations
  • Development sector organizations
  • Angel investors
  • Investment companies
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • University students
  • Industry Enthusiasts

By showing the path towards achieving growth, we aim to encourage the entrepreneurs and citizens of Nepal to take their ventures to the next level. We will be providing you with ample opportunity to learn from our speakers and build lasting connections through the networking sessions.

We also provide few startups the opportunity to showcase themselves. This environment allows for exposure to hundreds of stakeholders in the startup ecosystem, potential media coverage, and fantastic face-to-face marketing and sales opportunities.

There are two ways to participate in the conclave, you can attend the event as an audience or if you have your own company we provide you with stalls to showcase your business.
The tickets to the event cost Nrs. 2000. You will get access to the event, hi-tea, and lunch with the ticket.
There is a sign-up form for the event on the bottom of the website, where you can book your tickets. The interested parties can acquire their tickets from the front desk at our M&S NEXT headquarters in Four Square Business Complex, Naxal. You can also book your tickets by calling us at +977-9849526284,+977-9841326992 between 9 am to 5 pm.
Startup Valley is a platform that provides you with an opportunity to showcase your startup, network with fellow founders, senior entrepreneurs and investors, and gain high value exposure along with coverage in national and international media. To register for the startup valley, click HERE to fill in the form.

Registration fee: Rs 10,000/- (selection will be on a rolling basis)
Once you register your startup for the Startup Valley, you will get direct access to:
– A startup booth at the valley
– 2 Free tickets for Next Growth Conclave (worth Rs. 4000) and every additional ticket at a special rate of Rs. 1000/-
– Privileged access to our investors lounge
– Dedicated media lounge for startups
– Exclusive platform to launch your product or business (at the Kickstart Hill)

Media Lounge is a space dedicated for startup and national/international media personnel to interact. This platform aims to facilitate startups to share their stories/brand/product and the media to bring new and exciting content from the Nepali startup community to their audience.
Investor’s Lounge provides an opportunity for both startups and investors to explore possible partnerships and build powerful relations. Investor’s Lounge aims to provide a platform where the some of the most active investors can meet and build profitable relationships with some of the best startups in Nepal.
The lounge will host individual investors and investment companies, who will be interacting with the startups from the ‘Startup Valley’, and few conference attendees. The lounge will be open to all startups of the Startup Valley and conference attendees will have to register to gain access on the day of the conclave.
Kickstart Hill is a platform for those startups showcasing at Startup Valley who want to launch their brands or products. There are limited slots available at Kickstart Hill and startups will have to apply for those slots before September 20th 2016. These slots will be provided on a first-come-first-basis.
Registration time: 9.00 to 9.30 am. The formal event ends at 05.00 pm, after which there will be a networking session.

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