Who is Surath Giri?

Surath Giri is an entrepreneurship activist turned entrepreneur. He currently runs two companies – Onion Films Nepal, an audio-visual production company that also trains young people on visual storytelling as a part of its social mission and Nepal Language and Research Solutions, a translation and research agency that is also building an online dictionary of languages spoken in Nepal as a part of its social mission. He looks after the business development and the implementation of the social mission for both the companies.

Before starting these companies, he worked as a researcher for Samriddhi Foundation, a think tank that promotes entrepreneurship and economic reform in Nepal for more than 6 years. At Samriddhi, he conducted studies on the economic contribution of the tourism sector in Nepal, ground realities of doing business in Nepal, and status of contract enforcement in Nepal.  He also published over 25 articles on economic issues in various dailies of Nepal. He was also involved in developing and delivering a curriculum on entrepreneurship targeted to the university level students through a five residential workshop. Through 2009 to 2015, the workshop has been conducted 20 times and over 450 students have graduated from the workshop. In 2014, he worked as the National Coordinator of Nepal for Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE), an international network promoting entrepreneurship among school students.

In 2013, he was selected as one of the members of the US Embassy Youth Council which comprised of young leaders from various sectors of Nepal. He is also one of the members of the Kathmandu Hub of Global Shapers which is a worldwide community of exceptional young leaders initiated by the World Economic Forum. He is also an alumnus of the International Visitors and Leadership (IVLP) programme of the US Department of State. He was also selected as Youth Delegate from Nepal to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in 2014 in Marrakech, Morrocco.

He is currently in the process of establishing a think tank called Nepal Prosperity Institue which aims to work for a prosperous Nepal through financial literacy, entrepreneurship development, and economic policy reform.


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If you want to contact him, you can do so by emailing him at surath.giri (at) gmail.com!

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