Demo day is the most exciting part of the Enterprise Program. It is the final day of the accelerator program where the participating companies present their business ideas and investment pitches to a selected audience of investors, venture capital funds, private equity funds, etc. For the entrepreneurs, the day is to celebrate their twelve week Enterprise journey and most importantly, it is the first stage for them to draw in potential investors into their businesses and create strong networks for mutually beneficial relationships.
The demo day is the culmination of twelve weeks of extensive training and mentorship program where the companies worked with the industry experts to reassess their business models, fine tune their business model and refine their pitching skills. All the hard work done throughout the twelve week was for this day where the companies got to present their final investment pitches to investors, potential customers and the press.
The day started early for the entrepreneurs. Before all the guests arrived, the entrepreneurs had a final rehearsal with the Enterprise team following which they set up their respective booths to greet the investors and started preparations for the presentations.
After the investors arrived and settled in, our program quickly picked up its pace with the program director introducing the Enterprise Program and the Enterprise team. It was followed by another short presentation of the companies and their twelve week long experience at Enterprise.
Then, the most exciting part of the demo day started with the participating entrepreneurs sharing a ten minute long presentation that constituted a video about their business and the details about their businesses. The presentation comprised of important details about the company’s business portfolio, their business model, revenue streams, product portfolio, their present sales and forecasted sales, the market opportunities and their growth opportunities.
The program ended with a cocktail dinner where the participating companies got the opportunity to interact with the investors and the stakeholders of the Nepali entrepreneurial ecosystem. The investors got the opportunity to share their expectations and discuss more about the businesses with the entrepreneurs on a personal level.
The program would not have been successful without the collaboration of Shikhar Insurance Co. Ltd. as our Insurance Partner,NMB Bank Ltd. as our Banking Partner, Investment Partners iCapital Pvt. Ltd. and Jaguar Investments Pvt. Ltd., Digital Marketing Partner ACT 360 Pvt. Ltd., Video Partner Onion Films Pvt. Ltd.and Demo Day Event Partner Emazing Pvt. Ltd.
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the mentors, instructors, sector specific experts, senior entrepreneurs, investors, professional firms, program partners, TNA partners, the five participating companies and the Enterprise team.
We are looking forward to working with innovative companies looking to scale up in the coming batches where Enterprise will provide the necessary guidance and the toolset required to propel these companies to higher levels of growth.