NCIT College, Balkumari, Lalitpur finally conducted the much awaited event, the grand finale. The organising team has constantly worked hard to carry out the event effectively this year with the goal of giving business minds an open platform, given the enormous number of students who participated and demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship along with their huge ideas.
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With 8 teams at the final, there come 8 different innovative ideas of young minds on how to make fashion sustainable. Following the application process, 8 teams competed to win the first position. The teams that competed today on the grand finale are Kintsugi(Rikesh Puri, Swapnil Upadhyay, Swastik Chaudhary, Samrat Ghimire and Benjil Shrestha), Bambshion(Suman, Sharma, Gaurab Poudyal and, Yubraj Adhikari), Inquisition(Alok Kharel, Shishir Kafle and, Himal Gyawali), CannaEco(Ishan Mani Ghimire, Sudin Khanal and, Dikshyant Bashyal), Ra-Chana(Susan Adhikari, Slok Regmi, Rushab Rijal, Pragyan Pahadi and, Prasanna Chand), Recyclers(Anish Pokharel, Anmol Kafle and, Rudra Pandey), Weaver(Pragya Gyawali, Shahil Dhakal and, Rishav Dahal) and, Team Hustlers(Adarsh Adhikari, Nabin Rai, Suman Kunwar).Every team presented their ideas in the given time frame i.e 5 minutes where they had to explain how they can solve the existing problems seen in the fashion industry in front of our respected judges Ujjwal Koirala, Umesh Raj and Santosh Dhungana.
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Who is winner?
The winning team, Weaver, presented a plan that featured a procedure for gathering, renovating, and redesigning used clothing in accordance with the most recent fashions and offering it to customers at a very competitive price. The judges’ interest was piqued by this concept, and they learned more about their line of work and how old clothing can be transformed into a fresh designs. Balkumari, Lalitpur, is where their pilot store is located.
Who is the runner-up?
The team Kintsugi successfully holds the position of Runner-up among the 8 competing teams. Their business model entails merely reusing the clothes that is simply thrown away to create new apparel, and they do this in two ways: -Embroidery (tattoos for your clothes!) -Patchwork clothing (creating new designs from existing clothes!)
Who is the First runner-up?
Finally, the team CannaEco, which stands for “Cannabis for a sustainable ecosystem,” receives the title of First Runner-Up. They presented their concept for using hemp plants to make various apparel fabrics while preserving the environment. This can be considered intractable given that Nepal produces a large number of hemp plants in the majority of its regions.
The other 5 teams also came up with some excellent solutions that may be used to address issues in the fashion business while retaining sustainability. The winning team, Weaver, will now participate in the regional round and give it their all to win the position once more. Lastly, we would like to thank our sponsors who supported on all of the events throughout the hult prize journey of this year in NCIT. We sincerely acknowledge the Gold Sponsors: DLUpload and Broadways, Silver Sponsors: Vurilo, BlueFire Digital, Suyave, Lalpurja Nepal, and Sanjivani Boys Hostel, Media Partners: Tech Sathi, Nosk-Nepal Open Source Klub and ROE (Routine of Education) and, Gift Partners: UG Cakes and, Stylov for their constant support to make this event successful.