Entrepreneurship course to promote business
The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship and becomes increasingly important in Bhutan.
Loden Foundation in collaboration with Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) and Thimph Tech Park observed the GEW from 14 to 18 November in Thimphu.
A five-day long training program had trained more than 130 youths with the introduction concept of entrepreneurship to total beginners, delivered ideas and skills to those on the journey of entrepreneurship.
Besides, the participants were also trained on how to start a business and state of Bhutanese economy of its direction.
The program was aimed to promote social responsibilities and ethical practices, which expects to be respectful of the nature and cultures, among the established business practitioners.
Ram Bdr. Gurung, trainer from MoLHR said that entrepreneur should know how to take risk during the course of business. He said, “It is not how much money you earn but how much money you keep.”
He also cites the difference between being rich and being wealthy. He said, “Most of the people have been taught to read words but not the numbers and financial statement.”
Besides the entrepreneurship program, participants also got an opportunity to hear wisdom and insights from panelist on education system favoring entrepreneurship development with the demand and needs of the society.
Ugyen, a trainee said, “I knew the works of money among employee, developer, self-employed, and investor after attending the program.”
The program provided training on idea generation, communication skills, marketing and branding, resources mobilization and writing business proposals. Youth entrepreneur from various colleges and institutes pitched their business idea during the program.
Namgay, another trainee said that her thoughts have changed after attending the entrepreneurship program. She said that ideas can create money out of nothing.
Fifteen new entrepreneurs joined the 2016 cohort of Loden Entrepreneur with funding from the Loden on competitive basis and also awarded with Tashi khadar by Prime Minister during the closing ceremony.
Dhan Kumar Tamang, received the best student entrepreneur, who founded the Eco-waste solution in Wangdue Dzongkhag.
While, Pushpa Chhetri, Founder of Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI) won the Best Loden Entrepreneur award 2016.
Loden Foundaion provides financial assistance to various colleges and Technical Training Institutes students after launching the Student Empower Entrepreneurship Development.