Biruwa helps entrepreneurs transform their ideas into sustainable and profitable ventures.
Vidhan Rana is an Entrepreneur and Researcher with experience in launching multiple enterprises and social initiatives. He started his professional career working as a research analyst at Whittaker Associates, an economic development consulting firm based in the United States. At Whittaker, he provided guidance and support to economic development agencies at state and local level on issues of employment generation. In July 2011, he established Biruwa Ventures to support aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own ventures. Vidhan is responsible of setting the company’s vision and giving strategic support to the company’s management team. Over the course of five years at Biruwa, he has mentored over 400 entrepreneurs and invested in four startups. He has been a part of various consulting projects helping entrepreneurs develop business plans to conducting market research to managing a program targeted towards bringing foreign companies to Nepal.
Sanam Chitrakar is a Business and Development Consultant with over eighteen years of multi-disciplinary development, coaching, training and consulting experiences. He has worked with private companies and development organizations in diverse projects ranging from agriculture, food, Information Technology, skills based consulting, fundraising to contemporary development issues. He is also a certified trainer and coach and has trained private companies, NGOs, I/NGOs and CBOs on writing, communication and presentation skills. He has also largely worked on providing proposal writing, report writing and project documentation support for private and development organizations. As a partner at Biruwa, he primarily oversees research, strategy development and business development. He has led extensive researches for private and non-profit entities including star rated hospitality services, consumer goods, infrastructure projects and youth career and entrepreneurship projects in Nepal. He is also a serial entrepreneur who co-owns agriculture, consulting, information technology and counseling companies.
Anup Tamang is a Management Consultant who has had over 10 years of experience in Risk Advisory, Account Support and Financial Management. With the experience of Risk Advisory for world renowned Indian and Multinational Companies in Bangalore, he has been providing consultation to Nepali companies experiencing growing pains. Financial planning in terms of assessing financial feasibility of business decisions has been a key focus for most of the projects he has been involved in. He is also a partner at Ark Consulting where he focuses on business development and strategy management for the business support wing providing accounts, taxation and statutory compliance support. As a partner at Biruwa, he supports business entities in managing the internal operations of the company to support start-ups, enterprises in growth stage and entrepreneurs trying to exit (or offload their risk) from operations of their business through multi-disciplinary enterprise consultation and business support.
Abhinab Basnyat is a management consultant and has more than ten years of experience in consulting. He finished his Bachelors degree in Economics from Carleton College in Minnesota, USA. After graduation Abhinab worked as an energy analyst at ICF International in Fairfax, Virginia,where he forecasted power market prices, valued energy assets, and provided due diligence support for utilities. After ICFI, Abhinab joined The Brattle Group – an economic and litigation consulting firm in their Washington, DC office. At Brattle, Abhinab supported expert testimony, and provided economic, policy and regulatory risk analysis in the energy, telecommunication, and international trade sectors for four years. He is currently pursuing a dual degree (MBA/MPA) at MIT Sloan School of management and Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Abhinab is a founding partner of Biruwa Ventures. From 2011-2014 he led most of the consulting projects at Biruwa and currently provides input in the company’s overall strategy development.
Nischal Raj Dawadi
Nischal is a Business Associate at Biruwa Advisors who completed his MBA in Business with Finance from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2014. This is where he developed his passion for consulting in Nepal. He has been in business consulting with focus on topics such as Value-chain, Entrepreneurial Skills, Business Governance, Economy and Sustainable Business Development. He is actively analyzing the market trend and working at different sectors contributing quantitative and qualitative analysis to address business needs.
Nishu Baral is a Business Associate at Biruwa Advisors. She primarily works in market research, internal research and investment facilitation side of the firm. She graduated as an honors student with a BA in Economics degree from Providence College, Rhode Island, USA. Following graduation, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Boston, one of the big 4 professional service firms, as a Risk Assurance Associate. She decided to return back to Nepal to explore and learn more about the business environment and market practices in Nepal.
Mandeep Karn is a Business Associate at Biruwa Advisors. He looks over the business development and marketing side of the firm. He graduated with a Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at Kathmandu University School of Management. He is also involved with Udhyami Initiatives, where he works as the Program Officer. He is passionate about facilitating entrepreneurial startups’ business creation and business model development.
Ayog Basnyat is currently pursuing his undergraduate in Development Studies. He currently looks over the marketing and communications of Biruwa and also works closely with the research team. Being a student of Development Studies, Ayog has worked with public and private organizations/companies working in the same area. With a keen interest and wanting to help build the entrepreneurship system in Nepal, Ayog wants to contribute by bringing Nepal to the exclusive market. Also, he wishes on further studying the relationship of the Private and Development sector.
Agnesha Dahal is a Program Assistant at Biruwa Advisors. She focuses on event management, mentoring sessions and internal research within the firm. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at Kathmandu University School of Management. She has consistently been in the Dean’s List throughout her academic career. She is very objective and realistic and is working towards contributing to uplift the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Nepal.
Bishnu looks at the daily smooth functioning of Biruwa and assists in the admin activities. With the responsibility of internal management and assistance in HR and accounting activities, he ensures that everything is working in its order.