After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Druk Tshongrig Gatoen is being held at the CSI Market from 9th-13th November 2021 to coincide with the Global Entrepreneurship Week. 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 startup ecosystem in Bhutan.

At the event, two online platforms will be launched. One is Sibjam – a webapp that directly connects farmers to the market, and the other is – a platform that can act as a website for start-ups that cannot afford to build their own website to assist with their digital marketing. It will also act as a directory for customers to find businesses.

Guests and judges will be able to try quality local products at the CSI Market and in tents where new products will be launched and sold. KAB, an all visually music group will perform during the event. The organizers have confined the number of events and the number of invitees due to the Covid-19 protocol and the ECB local government election restrictions.

Started in 2018, the Druk Tshongrig Gatoen (DTG) is Bhutan’s first festival to promote and celebrate social entrepreneurship, intelligent business and celebrate young Bhutanese entrepreneurs who had the courage to dream big and start their entrepreneurial journey. In addition, the festival brings together entrepreneurship-support organizations from the government stakeholders, civil society organizations, development partners, independent agencies, private companies and most importantly the Bhutanese entrepreneurs to spread the awareness on importance of entrepreneurship for Bhutan for the young minds.

The event is organized by the Loden Foundation in partnership with

  • CSI Market
  • Ministry of Labour and Human Resources
  • UNDP Bhutan
  • Bhutan Association of Entrepreneurs – BAEyul
  • Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEBL)
  • Azha Pasa
  • Sibjam
  • iBest
  • Horticulture Association of Bhutan (HAoB)
  • Bhutan Foundation
  • Nyingnor Data