Mobile Apps Come From Mars!
Last 11 days, I traveled around Pokhara to understand what actually the market thinks about Mobile Apps. The results were hilarious. Hilarious in the sense that some people literally looked up in the sky when we started talking about Mobile Apps.
Well, one of the best Tourist Destinations, the City of Lakes, Untouched Nature and a simple Lifestyle. Why in the world, would Pokhara want Aliens?
I have invested by 8+ years in the Information Technology Industry, created several jobs, some booms some disasters and overall, enough experience to start a Impactful Change.The news of Mars, at first was a bit shocking. As I was fishing in a Pond of Clay. I would get eels, but no bones, not much fun.
Post a week of round meetings with business persons, hospitality Industry leaders and Policy Makers, I got happier and to the 11th day, the happiest. Nothing much had been done with Information Technology. Here, If we compare, not even a percent of what actually is being done wolrdwide with ICT.
Like everywhere, start-up trend is accelerating in Nepal. Yet, we are far behind in creating things. Technology is solving some business basics but it has not yet touched the innovation stage. I was happy that we were Innovating and we found a unfarmed lake of Fishes. Say, a virgin market.
Innovators, Seed Fund Investors, VCs, Cash Managers, Investment Seeking Individuals and who not have no oppurtinities here? Forget everyone, if only the running businessess invest a 5% of running capital, within 6 months or a year, there are possibilities that they stand out in the Industry.
Last 6 months, we have been innovating a couple for products for the Hospatility Industry – Hotels, Toursim Entreprenuers and Agencies. I was there in Pokhara to give taste of our applications. It was on my second or third meetins, I showed them demos of what can happen and people cheered! 🙂
Almost, every Tech Company here in Nepal is either focused in Outsourced Jobs, Health Care or Business Solutions. Even we did and do. But now since the biggest issue of Payment Gateway is locally solved and is on the way to be globally solved this year, my suggestion to risk-takers would be to plan someting Big. It might need some awarness and kickass efforts, but we know it very well, there is no alternative that enrolling into IT. We do it or anyone from abroad, things will happen that way, anyway. The Big Right Time has come.
In the beginning, a sterotype no-market situation might hit. But there are lean approaches you can try. I can even share with you my experience and results of what market has to speak, DM me if you are interested to start or plan something together. My Incubaotrs at CellApp Innovations are always eager.
I’ll come up with a second, more elaborated version of this article in a few days. In the meantime, if you have an iDea, Let’s Connect.