Otharo: Nurturing Ideas
Otharo is an Incubation Program that helps the aspiring entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into feasible and sustainable ventures and provides an enabling support system for the creation of profitable and sustainable ventures. The program will be offered for 10 weeks through facilitated and mentored sessions. Facilitated session being held weekly on the topic aligned with the venture creation needs and mentored session from the experts from the respective field to have in depth understanding about the product, market trends, feasibility and viability of the products. Otharo also have coaches to work with each incubate team to help and guide them through the venture specific needs and questions.
We believe inspiring young youths to explore if their ideas could be converted into viable and sustainable ventures will help them create jobs for themselves as well as others.
We are an idea launchpad, facilitating youth metamorph their ideas to commercial ventures through 10 weeks structured facilitated and one on one mentoring session with industry experts. We offer $1500 as a seed fund, business advisory support, training and development and access to network support.
Our partner colleges is also supporting student led ventures with seed fund (each institution has their own amount of seed fund) to inspire and boost their morale to start something.
We have well structured Incubation Program that helps entrepreneurs in exploring and developing a sustainable products/service by understanding the market. In regards to the mentored sessions, being an academic institution, we have vast pool of in house experts and resources to coach and guide each venture. We also have a strong, willing to and purpose driven mentors from industry to help shape the ideas into commercial and sustainable ventures together.
Our program is fit for:
1. Ideators who needs support to test, validate and execute their idea in a structured way.
2. Youths in different academic institutions or recent pass out, irrespective of the course background
3. Community members outside of the academic institution (basic literacy) willing to test their idea into ventures and create an enterprise for self.
Based out of King’s College, we are right now focusing inside Kathmandu Valley for our incubation support program, but provide extension business advisory services to other partner organizations outside of Kathmandu Valley as well.
Benefits from the program
One on One Session
Access to network of Experts
Access to Investment
Access to National and International Networks
Opportunity to external training and events
Outcome and Impact
1. Sustainable Venture
2. Enhanced Understanding about products/services and investors perspective
3. Better qualified to participate and pitch to potential investors and donors