“Government while bringing the policy should look at the business from the dual perspective,” says Rohit Manandhar, Co-founder of Nepsaman

Rohit Manandhar the co-founder of Nepsaman, a startup e-commerce company, and Mask up Nepal is a Bachelor in Business Management and Bachelor in Law (BBM.LLB)  graduate from Kathmandu University School of Law.  Currently, he has been operating and managing his startup business alongside working in a legal firm. 

About Nepsaman

Nepsaman is a startup e-commerce company that provides a platform to local handicrafts for branding and selling products in a digital space. It is an online store of the finest handmade leather and hemp bags. 

Here’s what Rohit Manandhar says about promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal:

What do you think is one of the most required policy changes in Nepal from the perspective of promoting entrepreneurial ecosystems in Nepal?
One of the most required policy changes in Nepal from the perspective of promoting entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal is to bring and implement policy that not only addresses the needs of the business but also its management team. Government while bringing the policy should look at the business from the dual perspective i.e. Business itself and its management team.The government should focus on the entrepreneurial leadership of the firms. Nepal with regard to the entrepreneurial ecosystem has this old phenomenon of looking and identifying issues of the business entity only, while the success of any business entity entirely depends on its leadership. The one who is leading the entity has a lot of roles to play in its success. Policy change should recognize that entrepreneurship policy is relational in nature, and not just transactional.

What impact will such policy change yield for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal?
Such policy change will help to grow business firms with strong root systems that can sustain their own growth as much as possible. When both the business and its management are looked over with priority, the interrelation between the two will result in the growth of the entire business entity , encouraging the sustainable growth of the firms. Such policy change helps in fostering the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a whole.

As a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021, Samriddhi Foundation asked Nepali entrepreneurs what they think is the most pressing policy change to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal. In this series, Samriddhi Foundation will feature two entrepreneurs a day through the #GEW2021 week, starting from November 8 to November 14, 2021.