Meet our Judges
Meet our Mentors
Webinar 1 – Introduction to business case competition
Mr. Shreejan Bhandari is an MBA graduate from Kathmandu University School of Management. He has worked as a student consultant for Idea Studio Season 4 and 5, and regional level agricultural Project- MUNAA. He is also an award winner for Inter-College Case Study Competition and stock picking at Aarambha 2019, and many other national and international level competitions.
Shreejan has an interest in entrepreneurship, startup, financing, business plan development, and
Webinar 3– Issue Identification and Analysis
Mr. Bijendra Shah is a purpose driven, process oriented leader, teacher, trainer, entrepreneur and has successfully mentored and coached entrepreneurs in launching their new ventures or pivoting their business and marketing model for success. He has a track record of working in national and international consulting assignments to enhance productivity and scout opportunities for entrepreneurs and other beneficiaries.
Webinar 5– Craft your pitch deck
Bisrantee Wagle is the Co-Founder of Avni Center for Sustainability, a youth-run organization dedicated to achieving sustainability. She holds a BSc in Environmental Science from Kathmandu University. She has worked in climate and sustainability projects at Himalayan Climate Initiative and has led impactful youth education and mentorship programs in the past, including a program involving local governments. Her core interests and work revolve around climate, society, and health.
Webinar 7– Tips for Live Presentation
Ms. Ishika Panta, currently studying Computer Science in St. Xavier’s College, is recognized for her enthusiastic activities and tireless efforts as a teenage social activist, keeping herself occupied with various social work programs. Being a blend of confidence and perseverance, Ishika holds a passion for poetry as well.
Starting her journey from MUNs and school & college events to fundraise concerts, she has done it all. Currently, she is the licensee for TEDx Maitighar. The TEDx Maitighar successfully conducted the second iteration with the most influential speakers in their panel. Ms. Panta is seen as an active representative for organizing and managing work programs as she was an executive member for ASMAN and has assisted in volunteering works for UN women.
Webinar 2 – Strategic lenses for cracking the case
Mr. Udgum Khadka is an educational designer and faculty of marketing and entrepreneurship at King’s College, Nepal. He also looks after and facilitates the Demola program in Nepal. Besides that, at empowerment academy, a wing at King’s College, he is a learning designer. He designs workshops and programs for teachers' development within and beyond King’s College.
Deepika Saru Magar
Webinar 4– Devising Solutions and Recommendations
Enthusiastic and energetic, Ms. Deepika Saru Magar is the current President/ CEO of AIESEC in Kathmandu. More than 3 years of experience in cross cultural exchanges, youth leadership, international relations, sales, customer experience and many more have added to her leadership qualities. Among which, being solution oriented and persistent in every difficult situation is her major strength.
Webinar 6– Live Q/A with Case Partner
Mr. Sixit Bhatta is the Co-founder/CEO at tootle, the ride sharing platform for motorcycles. He is cross-functional professional with background in both the telecom and financial services industries. Over the past years of his employment he has focused exclusively on establishment of the Mobile Financial Services subsidiary of Nepal Investment Bank Ltd. (NIBL), M. Nepal. Mr. Bhatta is also an adjunct Faculty at Ace Institute of Management’s MBA and Executive MBA Program for Marketing Management. He is a graduate in engineering with a major in electronics and communication. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, with gold medals awarded by Prime Minister and President of Nepal for Educational Excellence.
Narottan Aryal is the President at King’s College, Nepal. He obtained his Master in Public Administration from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and M. Phil. in Public Policy from University of Bergen, Norway. Mr. Narottam is a passionate educator with years of experience in teaching business and entrepreneurship to higher education. He has been working on reinventing education to make it relevant for society. He has been involved in crafting innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to address the socioeconomic challenges of the society through the mobilization of local resources. Mr. Aryal was awarded as the Manager of the Year 2013 by The Management Association of Nepal. A firm believer of freedom and actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship, Narottam is in the mission of democratizing wealth creation in Nepalese society.
Ms.Vedika Murarka is the co-founder of Educase, a social enterprise bringing an innovative solution to help students in marginalised communities of Nepal— a school bag that folds into a desk for children to have a comfortable study space at both school and home. Ms. Vedika has always had a keen interest in entrepreneurship, problem solving and impact therefore moved back to Nepal after finishing her Master’s degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics to explore the idea of Educase, which originally started out as a course project at LSE. After moving back, she worked at the Ministry of Industry Commerce and Supplies as a Public Policy Researcher through Daayitwa and then joined her family business, where she’s also currently, heading business development at Murarka Group. Vedika constantly likes to explore new business ideas, innovative solutions that can be implemented in the Nepali market to solve problems that help local communities.
Mr. Binson Shrestha is the Founder and Creative Director at Stemp apparel, USA & Nepal. Stemp is a sustainable fashion brand that focuses on accessories & clothes made from hemp and is made in Nepal. Additionally, Mr. Shrestha is also the Co-founder at Vana Media, Nepal. Hereceived his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Digital Arts from La Salle University, PA. Following that, he graduated from Fordham University, NY with a Master’s Degree in Investor Relations. He also associates in Fashion Merchandising from Fashion Institute of Technology, NY. Versatile Mr. Binson is also a licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of New York. Having achieved a lot at a young age, he has set a great example for the upcoming entrepreneurs.
Ms.Mira Pokhrel is the CEO of the National Innovation Centre. She attained her CA degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.She has had her M Com on Finance and Taxation from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi. Being a strong business development professional she has worked as a tax consultant and financial advisor to different companies in Nepal and India. Additionally, Ms. Mira is also an Adjunct Faculty of Taxation at Ace International Business School. Her journey is an inspiration to many women working in the same field.