KU Idea Hunt

KU Idea Hunt 2016

KU Idea Hunt is a program that is organized for the students of Kathmandu University to indentify innovative business ideas that has the potential to be launched as a Start Up business. This program is organized with the intention to promote innovative thinking and entrepreneurship among the students.

Stage 1 (April 14th, 2016):

Announcement notice for submission of innovative business ideas: Clear guidelines for idea submission shall be provided along with the last date for submission. 

·         Last date for business idea submission is May 5th, 2016

·         Any interested teams or individual candidates from Kathmandu University and affiliate colleges (i.e. NCM, LACM, etc) can submit their idea

·         Maximum 20 ideas shall be selected for next stage.

·         Idea selection committee shall consist five members : two experts from industry and three from University

·         Students will have to come up with innovative ideas to solve social or business related problems. The ideas can be from any sector/industry.

Stage 2 (May 8th, 2016):

Evaluation Stage: Out of all the submitted ideas 20 ideas will be shortlisted selected and provided with the workshop for idea pitching.

·         Result shall be published on May 8th, 2016

·         One day workshop on Idea Pitching on May 12th, 2016


Stage 3(May 20th, 2016):

Idea Pitching, Evaluation and Award distribution: This is the final stage of KUSOM Idea Hunt 2016.

·         An event shall be conducted

·         Shortlisted teams will pitch their business ideas

·         Business leaders, entrepreneurs, academicians will be invited

·         A team of evaluators shall be assigned for final evaluation

·         Award shall be provided to the top 5 best ideas. Certificate for all the shortlisted ideas

This is the end of KUSOM Idea Hunt 2016.


Top 5 ideas will be incubated in KUSOM Idea Studio to help launch their Start Ups. Regular Start Up consultations & mentoring during the business incubation period for 1 year will be provided to the teams. A seed fund of NRS 20,000 will be provided to the top 5 team to launch their venture.

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