Bhutan Entrepreneurship Festival 2018

Bhutan’s first-ever Druk Tshongrig Gatoen (Bhutan Entrepreneurship Festival) to take place this year.



Bhutan’s first-ever Druk Tshongrig Gatoen will be taking place from 25-27 October in Thimphu as well as in educational institutes across Bhutan. The objective of hosting Druk Tshongrig Gatoen  is to expose young Bhutanese to entrepreneurship, and provide a platform for our community to come together to share entrepreneurial endeavours, experiences, gain amazing new insights, and pledge to become an invaluable part of the ever thriving start-up ecosystem in Bhutan.

Furthermore, a series of seminars will take place in the universities and technical training institutions across Bhutan in order to take the program beyond Thimphu. This event will bring together entrepreneurs, thinkers, policy makers, and NGOs to spread the awareness on entrepreneurship, empower and educate Bhutan’s upcoming generation of potential entrepreneurs.   

As a nation’s prosperity and progress is defined mainly by the state of its economy, which in turn is determined by the vigor and virtue of its entrepreneurial culture and business enterprises, we aim to introduce the concept of entrepreneurship to new beginners, inspire future entrepreneurs, and celebrate our nation’s entrepreneurs and start-up community. Furthermore promote social responsibility and ethical practices, which are respectful of our nature and cultures, among the established business practitioners.

We also aim to discuss and address the current challenges faced by Bhutanese entrepreneurs and start-ups. Moreover, it is a platform for information sharing and collaboration – engaging all players in the entire spectrum in strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bhutan.

A fair will be held with local entrepreneurs, featuring their products and services at the Thimphu Clock Tower. 

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The event is organized by the Loden Foundation in partnership with United Nations in Bhutan, MoLHR, MoEA, Thimphu TechPark, BCCI, Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd. and BAOWE.

Supported by MoLHR, UNDP in Bhutan, Asian Development Bank – Bhutan, BoB, BPC and Clean Bhutan.