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Business Idea Competition of Bhutan 2018

Bhutan Innovation & Technology Centre, Thimphu TechPark, with support from Entrepreneurship Division, MoLHR, and UNDP, is providing a platform to recognize your ideas with the nationwide Business Idea Competition of Bhutan 2018. This year, passionate and aspiring entrepreneurs can win prizes in two categories:

Startup stage

Criteria: Innovative products or services rolled out in the market currently and having a business license not older than one year.

Cash prize:

Winner:                      Nu.100,000

Second Prize:             Nu. 75,000

Third Prize:                Nu. 50,000

Idea stage

Criteria: Idea yet to be implemented

Winner:                    Nu. 50,000

Second Prize:        Nu. 30,000

Third Prize:              Nu. 20,000

Special prize for the best entry from a high school student Nu. 25,000
Submission deadline: 25th April, 2018

Wait for none. Be your own Boss. Turn your Dreams into Reality. Submit entries by email using the prescribed form which can be downloaded from http://thimphutechpark.com/wp-content/uploads/Form-for-BICOB-2018-final.docx
For clarifications, please contact 17622732 or 02-350052 or bicob2018@gmail.com

Startup Weekend – Ecotourism at Namgay Heritage, Thimphu on 24-26 Nov. 2017

Hello Everyone, Bhutan Innovation & Technology Centre – Thimphu TechPark, in collaboration with UNDP Bhutan is pleased to bring you the fifth edition of Starttup Weekend! The theme this time would be ‘Ecotourism’. Techstars Startup Weekend® is a 54-hour event designed to provide superior experiential entrepreneurship education. Beginning with Friday night pitches, it culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants can create working startups and win attractive prizes, in just over a span of one weekend.

All interested individuals are invited to come and pitch your ideas or simply come and watch. Please come to the venue at 3.00 pm on 24th November. For more details, see below:

(Detailed program schedule for the event is being updated at this link: http://communities.techstars.com/events/12171 )

Venue Namgay Heritage Hotel, Thimphu
Time/Duration 3.00 pm on 24th November to 9 pm on 26th November. Meals and snacks provided at the venue. Detailed program schedule at http://communities.techstars.com/events/12171
Organizers Thimphu Techpark and Techstars in partnership with UNDP & Youth Co.Lab
Theme All ideas related to ecotourism including business ideas on tourism, environment, nature, agriculture, rural community, using technology for tourism (e.g. hotel booking) etc.
Prizes Host of attractive prizes on offer for the top teams and team leaders.
Registration Call 17622732 or email tshewangdorjid19@gmail.com for registration.

 

Startup Weekend – Technology Edition Coming to CST, Phuentsholing

Thimphu TechPark in Collaboration with DITT/MoIC, UNDP Bhutan and Techstars

Calling aspiring entrepreneurs, developers, designers, dreamers and doers with ideas

 Hello Everyone, the fourth edition of Startup Weekend Bhutan is coming soon! Techstars Startup Weekend® is a 54-hour event designed to provide superior experiential entrepreneurship education. Beginning with Friday night pitches, it culminates in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants can create working startups and win attractive prizes, in just over a span of one weekend.

All interested individuals are welcome. Please come to the venue at 3.00 pm on 27th October and pitch your ideas. For more details, see below:

Venue College of Science & Technology, Phuentsholing
Time/Duration 3.00 pm on 27th October to 9 pm on 29th October. Meals and snacks provided at the venue. Detailed schedule at https://goo.gl/1GfG5k
Organizers Thimphu TechPark/BITC in collaboration with DITT/MoIC, UNDP Bhutan, TechStars and other partners.
Theme Ideas that use technologies such as the Internet, ecommerce, IT, mobile apps, animation, web etc.
Additional support for 10 unemployed participants Ten unemployed youths interested in participating in the event will be provided travel and accomodation expenses to participate in this event. For this, please register before 5 pm, 22nd October. The ten participants will be selected through pitching competition to be held at IT Park, Thimphu, before the event.
Prizes Host of attractive prizes on offer for the top teams and team leaders.
Registration Call 17323976 or email dyangdon95@gmail.com for registration.

 

Entrepreneurship Trainings for 2017-18

 

Entrepreneurship Division, DEHR, MoLHR in Collaboration with Thimphu TechPark will be conducting the following entrepreneurship training programs across the country for financial year 2017-2018 under the theme Technopreneurship for new generation startups’.

The tentative training calendar is as follows. Interested candidates may contact the coordinators.

Training program MoLHR Regional office Dzongkhags Qualification Coordinator’s contact details
Basic Entrepreneurship Course (BEC)

(15 working days)

Eastern Region Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Monger, Lhuntse, Bumthang, Trongsa, Zhemgang, Pema Gatshel Class XII and below Sangay Tenzin

(Mobile # 17470463)

Basic Entrepreneurship Course

(BEC)

&

Advanced Entrepreneurship Course

(21 Working days)

Western Region Thimphu,
Paro, Haa, Wangdue, Punakha, Gasa
BEC – Class XII and below

AEC-University degree and above

Tshewang Dorji

(Mobile # 17622732)

Basic Entrepreneurship Course

(BEC

Southern Region Sarpang, Dagana, Tsirang, Chukkha, Samtse, Samdrupjongkhar Class XII and below Namgay Wangchuk

(Mobile # 17777137)

 Interested individuals may kindly register for the following upcoming batches:

BEC at Dagana starting from 18th Sep. 2017 – Click link   http://202.144.155.103/esed/esedonline/index/13

BEC at Haa starting from 13th Sep. 2017 – Click link   http://202.144.155.103/esed/esedonline/index/14

AEC at Thimphu starting from 11th Sep. 2017 http://202.144.155.103/esed/esedonline/index/15

Aspire and Make your dream a reality through Entrepreneurship. Think Different for innovation.