‘REC@nnect’ to kick off on Monday
CRDF Global in partnership with US Department of State is organising the REC@nnect in Nepal.
The event, which will kick off on Monday and will last till Wednesday, is also being organised in association with Ace Institute of Management and Microsoft Innovation Centre, Nepal, as local partners.
REC@nnect – expected to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem – is a programme to support technology entrepreneurship throughout South and Central Asia.
The event will witness top 20 Nepali tech entrepreneurs being joined by 20 tech entrepreneurs from 11 countries in South and Central Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
According to the organiser – the International non-profit organization – the camp will offer interactive trainings and mentorship to the selected entrepreneurs who own tech ventures or have a prototype, demo, or are currently in the market in the fields of health, agriculture, energy or ICT.
“The goal of the boot camp is to provide participating entrepreneurs with the tools, strategies, and confidence needed in order to assess, determine feasibility of, and achieve complete success with their tech ventures by international and national judges and leaders,” they said, adding that the event will be followed by the demo day on May 7, where the top 10 entrepreneurs will pitch for recognition and awards such as iPads and $3,000 in seed funding.