NEXT Launchpad is a 3-month long mentorship driven program for high potential businesses. We give these businesses and their founders the best chance of success, using our experience, networks, and home grown program.

THE CONCEPT

the-concept

Businesses Apply  – Selection Process – Phase 1 (Building a Strong Foundation) – Phase 2 (Gearing for Success) – Phase 3 (Attracting Funds) – Demo Day

Next Launchpad’s curriculum provides the latest entrepreneurship and business management knowledge, workshops and methods, all delivered by national and international mentors to make high potential Nepali businesses growth-ready.  The 3-month long extensive curriculum is designed to address and enhance various aspect of a business to prepare them to achieve their potential.

The businesses are taken through various rigorous phases of learning, from building strong business foundations to gearing for growth to knowing how to attract and manage fund. By making both the selection process and the program rigorous, we hope to create sustainable and impact oriented companies that are exemplary successes in their industries.

Our Strengths


  • Access to foreign and local seasoned mentors
  • Support from Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
  • Access to Angel Investors Network
  • Premium office space and resources
  • Market Exposure
  • Alumni Support Network

Our Curriculum


  • Building a strong foundation

    This phase forces your startup to justify assumptions, prove market viability and build a clear proposition. You will be collecting crucial customer feedback, which will make it very likely that you need to start making improvements or changing you product. You will be guided through these changes with the help of our amazing mentors .

  • Gearing for success

    You will be strengthening the core activities of your business and know how to correctly run an organisation. The aim of this phase is to make you ready for full operation and success. Be ready to question what you know, and learn how to run a startup from the experts and entrepreneurs who’ve done it before.

  • Managing Growth

    You will be receiving personalised courses on matters you think are worth focusing for your startup. In addition, you will learn how to form strategies and action plans for the growth phase of your business. Thinking long-term is the motto of this phase, in this you will be evaluating how your startup might grow and how change might occur.

  • Attracting Funds

    You have now finally gained and applied knowledge on how to run a successful startup. Next you will need to prove to the interested stakeholders that you are ready for the business world. We will be taking you through the DEMO Day step-by-step, arming you will flawless pitches and killer presentation skills.