Kathmandu, March 17. Over the past year, COVID-19 has resumed operations in various affected areas. So, in the meantime, Living with ICT is going to organize Startup and Idea Fest 2021 in the seven provinces. Starting in the first week of April, Idea Fest will feature local startups and people with innovative ideas.
Startup and Idea Fest 2021, which is being organized as a pre-event of ICT Awards 2021, which will be held in major cities of the state. The program, which will start from Biratnagar on Baishakh first week will conclude in the second week of the same month in Dhangadhi, a Sudurpaschim state.
The organizers stated that “Innovative projects from local startups and students working in the field of technology can participate in the competition.” Event Officer Muskan Prasai said that the registration, which was opened on 1st of Chaitra, will continue till 25th of Chaitra. Prasai has informed us that a startup or idea can be registered by visiting the official website.
The best startup products will be showcased at Startup and Idea Fest 2021. Even school and college students will be able to demonstrate innovative projects at the event. The fest will feature mentoring and business growth sessions for startups, as well as Hackathons in some places, stated the organizers. The Hackathon program will be conducted in collaboration with Code for Change. Similarly, Rastriya Banijya Bank, NE Hub, Brandigit and Technorio have also collaborated in organizing the fest.
The best startup from each state will get a concessional loan facility of up to Rs 1 million will be provided. Similarly, seed funding of 3 lakhs will be provided for the best ideas, said Razan Lamsal, chairman of the organizing committee. Lamsal said the fest was organized with the aim of promoting startups, innovation and entrepreneurship all over the country. At the same time, the best of the state will be honored at the ICT Award 2021. The organizers expect more than 5,000 people to watch the program in each state at the ICT Startup and Idea Fest 2021.