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Sustainable Regional Food Networks in Border Regions

A project to develop border regions through professional training of young entrepreneurs in starting up their own regional food businesses.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Pokhara, Western Region, NP
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded November 2010
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

Development Voyage from Nepal and the Swiss company, BachserMärt, got connected in 2013 to develop prototypes in Pokhara, Nepal, of a sustainable regional food network which can be multiplied in Nepal. We envisage to become a professional training and education center for young Nepali entrepreneurs, who wish to build themselves a future while at the same time developing the region in which they live in a sustainable manner.


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    Tanka Raj Suvedi

    Tanka Raj Suvedi is practical, result oriented and have quick learning skills. He worked as a coordinator and administration
    officer in a private school for 7 years in Pokhara. He has also attended trainings on social entrepreneurship
    and business management. He is looking after the day to day business as the manager of THE BAZAAR.

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    Tulsi Giri
    Founder/Chief Executive Officer

    Development Voyage was founded by Tulsi Giri, a sociology and anthropology graduate from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Tulsi Giri comes from a family of retailers and got to know the ins and outs of the business at a young age. At an early stage in his professional life he started a youth movement and travelled through Europe and Asia attending conferences, meeting experts and discussing social and economic development issues.

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    Patrick Honauer
    Member of Board of Directors

    Patrick Honauer will do the support, coaching and controlling in the process. He is experienced in social entrepreneurship since 1993, when he started his first company.
    He is the founder and cofounder of: (first organic restaurant in Switzerland), (sustainable regional food networks in border regions), (start up for social entrepreneurs).


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    BP Gautam, Nepal
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    Bishal Gautam, Nepal

Previous Investors

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    ACACIA, Switzerland
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    GLS Foundation, Germany
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    One to Watch (Impulsis Fund), the Netherlands