Loden Entrepreneurship Crash Course in Gelephu

The Loden Foundation will be conducting its next Loden Entrepreneurship Crash Course in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) regional office in Gelephu from 19 May to 20 May. The training, which will be attended by around 100 aspiring entrepreneurs, is aimed at introducing fundamentals of entrepreneurship, enhancing qualities to become successful entrepreneurs and inspiring the next generation of social enterprises in Bhutan.

The training will cover topics including spotting business opportunity, marketing, accounts, operations, management, packaging, branding and developing well-crafted business proposals. A major part of the programme will be to inspire and motivate individuals to start entrepreneurial ventures by engaging in conversation with existent entrepreneurs and listening to their entrepreneurial journeys.

Participants will also be given presentations on various funding source such as the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) scheme, presentation on business opportunities available in Gelephu by Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI), and the Loden Entrepreneurship Programme.

Since 2008, The Loden Foundation has played an important role in fostering a culture of entrepreneurship in Bhutan by training aspiring entrepreneurs, providing interest-free and collateral-free loans to start-ups and providing constant guidance through mentoring and monitoring. The Loden Foundation has supported a total of 153 businesses in 18 Dzongkhags in Bhutan and trained over 3,180 aspiring entrepreneurs through such training.

The Loden Foundation is a registered charitable organization (No. CSOA/BPO-02) dedicated to fostering an enlightened and happy society through promotion of education, social entrepreneurship and Bhutan’s culture and tradition.

For more information, please contact Mr. Lham Dorji, Programme Officer at the Loden Foundation at 1776-6707 OR Mr. Ugyen Dorji, Employment Counselor at MoLHR Regional Office in Gelephu at 1741-1772