Six Nepali make it to Forbes 30 under 30 Nepal 2020 list

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Six Nepalis from various fields have made it to the Forbes’ list of 300 under 30 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers of Asia. We are proud to get our changemakers listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 from Nepal.

The Asia list has featured 300 promising Asia young leaders in 13 categories — from all walks of life, pushing the boundaries of innovation, according to Forbes.

The list is representative of Asia Pacific region. From India  (69 honorees) tops the list, there are 22 countries represented in total — including young expats who have flocked to the region to help fuel its growth. The companies listed are Foodmario, Urban Girls, Pad2Go and young golfer Pratima Sherpa.

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Rohit Tiwari | Foodmario

Foodmario is a Nepal-based digital platform that connects home chefs with customers to deliver home-cooked food, founded by Rohit Tiwari. The platform enables anyone, from housewives to students, to earn an income by cooking and selling food from their home kitchens. To date, Foodmario says it delivered more than 100,000 meals while working with more than 100 home chefs. He was listed under category Social Entrepreneurs 2020.

Nikita Acharya and Kiran Timsina | Urban Girls

Nikita Acharya and Kiran Timsina cofounded Urban Girl in 2012. It one of the earliest ecommerce startups in Nepal. The site started out by selling fashion jewelry and customized products like tee-shirts and water bottles, and expanded to a wider range of products such as makeup, home decor and electronics. Today it employs more than 50 people and operates in two major cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara. They were listed under category Retail & Ecommerce 2020.

Shubhangi Rana and Jesselina Rana | Pad2Go

Shubhangi Rana, an engineer, and Jesselina Rana, a human rights lawyer, started Pad2Go in Nepal in 2018 as a for-profit social enterprise to focus on menstrual health and remove the taboos around it. It has set up 80 vending machines for sanitary napkins in four of Nepal’s seven provinces. Each machine’stationed across schools, hospitals, movie theaters, banks, offices?can provide sanitary napkins for 200 women. It also conducts workshops to address taboos around menstruation and works with manufacturers of sanitary napkins to get them cheaply. They were listed under category Social Entrepreneurs 2020.

Pratima Sherpa | Athlete, Golfer

Pratima Sherpa was raised in a maintenance shed behind the third hole of the Royal Nepal Golf Course. Her first club, at age 11, was a wooden stick that her father made from a branch. Today she is Nepal’s first ranked amateur female golfer. Her parents still live in that shed. Sherpa is currently in her second year of college at the Santa Barbara City College. Her dream is to be Nepal’s first ever female golf pro and to represent her country internationally. She was listed under category Entertainment & Sports 2020.
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