Nava Udhyami Haat Bazaar: Event Reflection
By Diksung Sherpa, Nirmal Gharti
Nava Udhyami Haat Bazaar concluded successfully on 23rd September, 2019 (Monday) at Outdoor Adventure Center Nepal, Thamel. The program had overwhelming participation of 250 plus visitors, 37 exhibitors with online and offline media coverage.
The concept of “Nava Udhyami Haat Bazaar” is to provide a platform for aspiring and budding entrepreneurs. The exhibitors that are in ideation phase of the growth seeking showcased their business, received feedback, met potential investors, and potential partners. The participants of Antarprerana’s flagship program ‘Nava Udhyamshala’ had 7 stalls respectively including Alma Artes Nepal, Chaur Futsal, Aloki Home Care, Dhacha Interiors, Srijan Organic, Healthy Living Nepal and Lazy Gringo.
We also had stalls of Doctors On Call, Wishhub and Antidote Nepal as the previous Nava Udhyamshala batch participants. Brihat Property Solutions which is a partner of Brihat Group too had its stall placed in the Nava Udhyami Haat Bazaar. Students from Global College International (GCI) had also placed 3 stalls. The exhibitors comprised of businesses who had been part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The diversified nature of stalls made the event more engaging. While the feeling of promoting home grown business connected the visitors with the stall exhibitors and their businesses. The stall exhibitors were from the varying nature of industries like the beauty industry, construction, fashion industry, handicrafts, food industry (mostly organic and home made), health industry, sports industry, shoes industry, tourism industry, and many more. The major theme of all these industries were creating employment opportunities in Nepal itself and promoting the Nepalese products, it was inline with the motto ‘WORK IN NEPAL’ of Antarprerana.
One of the visitors said, “It’s so amazing that the Nepalese entrepreneurship has taken a step ahead.”
All the entrepreneurs were very optimists about the visitors and were glad to receive positive responses from the visitors.