Our Mission

We work towards encouraging and developing entrepreneurial talent to support economic
and social growth in Nepal. We aim to achieve this by providing guidance, community resources
and action packed workshops in order to facilitate entrepreneurs towards creation of sustainable businesses

MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM

Sambhav Sirohiya

Sambhav Sirohiya

Founding Chairman
Sambhav Sirohiya

Sambhav Sirohiya is the Founding Chairman of M&S NEXT and the Group CEO of Movers and Shakers Holdings.

He started his journey as an entrepreneur on 2011 with Party Nepal, and since then he has ventured into making various angel investments in startups all over Nepal. Seeing the need of a new frontier for Kantipur Media Group, he founded Kantipur Digital Corp, where he serves as the Founder and CEO. KDC is dedicated to developing and providing service for the next generation of software and mobile applications to widen the reach of news through a digital platform. He was also recently invited to the Forbes Under 30 Summit, as a recognition of his achievement as a business leader.

Being in the position where he is today, he has been able to perceive the changing trend in the world of business. He sincerely believes that entrepreneurs and startups are the future for Nepal.

 

Kavi Raj Joshi

Kavi Raj Joshi

Founder and Managing Director
Kavi Raj Joshi

Kavi Joshi is the Founder and Managing Director of NEXT Venture Corp and Co-founder and Startup Community Evangelist at STARTUPS Nepal.

He has been active in the startup scene is of Nepal for more than 5 years. His passion lies in the building the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Nepal, and has been active in the field since founding the Entrepreneurs’ Lab (E-Lab) in 2011. His first investment was a small seed investment of Rs. 5,000 in a coffee shop called De’ Sweet Beans, a student venture incubated by E-Lab. He has also been hosting various talk programs through his venture E-Talk.

After having established several ventures such as Asian Venture and STARTUPSNepal, and having been involved in many more. He sees the need to help startups through their treacherous journey and help then navigate the startup scene in Nepal. His way of working towards this goal is through M&S NEXT

Ananta Saurabh

Ananta Saurabh

Entrepreneur in Residence
Ananta Saurabh

Ananta Saurabh is the Entrepreneur In Residence of NEXT Launchpad. He uses his years of experience to guide the company, while also being committed to guide  the startups that will be joining us.

At the age of 22, Mr. Saurabh started WorxPro and has been with the company for the past 12 years, and has seen it cross borders. WorxPro now operates in Finland and UK. In addition, with the recent integration of WorxPro into the M&S brand he has been able to transform it into an innovation lab focusing on research in newly created areas like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Internet of Things.

Being an entrepreneur and a computer enthusiast has created an exciting journey for him, where he find himself creating new strategies with new researches and innovations to ease up transformation of business into digital era.

Prabha Timilsina

Prabha Timilsina

Associate, Communications & Public Relations
Prabha Timilsina

Communications and PR associate at NEXT, Prabha is responsible to create brand awareness and right public image deliberately handles the media and creates the healthy public relations.

Graduated from Apex College in Computer Information System and intermediate from Kathmandu Model College, she was numerously awarded in sports and other during her academic tenure.

She is a keen learner and has worked in startup and non-government organization. Her interest and curiosity in business development and its ecosystem has driven her to be an entrepreneurship student. A rambler, she is fond of meeting new people and creating a high network channel.

Ayush Manandhar

Ayush Manandhar

Program Development Officer
Ayush Manandhar

Ayush is the Program Development Assistant at NEXT Venture Corp. He works together with the mentors and the team to create and implement the curriculum for the accelerator program.

He completed his Bachelors in Business Administration from Kathmandu University School of Management, where he was appointed by the dean as a core committee member for the school’s Placement Cell for the year 2013/14.

It was during his time in Kathmandu University when Ayush met some of the most promising entrepreneurial minds. He has been working with a few of them for developing financial and strategic plans for their businesses. In 2016, Ayush worked with an online shopping portal to explore ways to improve customer service, satisfaction and retention for the company

Sakar Pradhan

Sakar Pradhan

Jr. Officer, Business Development
Sakar Pradhan

Sakar is a Senior Associate working on client engagements and business development. His background in brand and marketing also in client relationship gives him a unique perspective while crafting business ideas to a client’s business objectives and challenges.

Before joining NEXT, Sakar worked in brand and marketing at APCA Nepal, the official marketer of THE HIMALAYAN TIMES. Sakar graduated from Pokhara University with a degree in Marketing and Finance. His studies focused on current market trend and business environment. Currently he is pursuing MBA degree.

When he’s not at work, he’s travelling, as he loves travelling and exploring new places and also loves to play Futsal and Basketball on his Leisure time.

 

Shikha Rana

Shikha Rana

Sr. Associate, Business Development
Shikha Rana

Shikha is a Business Development Associate at NEXT. She oversees development of business development and provides management with feedback.

She completed her masters from Phoenix College of Management from Kathmandu in the year 2017 . She completed her undergraduate degree from Sagarmatha College for Higher Studies in the year 2015.

She an avid learner and seeks to provide insights for the greater good of the entrepreneurial ecosystem prevailing in the country. He formerly worked in one of the leading online shopping portals in Nepal in accounts and human resource division

Leisure time.

Ojaswee Thapa

Ojaswee Thapa

Ojaswee is an intern at Startups Nepal assisting in program coordination. She is currently facilitating the

operational activity for Next Venture Hub.

 

She completed her Graduation from Fergusson College in Pune, Maharashtra, India in the year 2017. She

is currently looking to explore the startup community of Nepal. She completed her High School from

Modern Indian School in 2014.