I was one of the few fortunate people to get into United Telecom (UTL), the first private sector telecommunications network of the country. I came from an engineering and MBA background. Sixit is a graduate in engineering with a major in electronics and communication. Happy Bean Bags: A Business Philosophised on Happiness, The Pivots That Helped Chamena Find Its Game, Largest Investment in Nepal's Tech Industry - F1 Soft / e-Sewa receives Investment from Kantipur Media Group, Sasto Deal – the deal sealer from garage to all over Nepal, Dustmandu No More! You have to burn cash to a certain extent and then only we will make money. For me being an entrepreneur or working for others made little difference in terms of happiness. Panel Discussion: 60 min (45 discussion + 15 for Q&A) Moderator: Vikrom Mathur, Head of Research at the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy … Voice your opinion today and hear what 773 customers have already said. And, we are really happy about that. It took a long time to build up a team. To form a team for Tootle was the biggest challenge. I think it’s not enough to want to be an entrepreneur, have an idea and form a company. Pathao and Tootle are platform-based companies that link bike riders to customers through a mobile app. But I always have had a fondness for building something from scratch. After some research we found that Tootle is a brand of Hyperloop Nepal Pvt Ltd, which is a company incorporated under the laws of Nepal. | Tootle is a ride-sharing platform inside Kathmandu valley. Because credit card payment is complicated in Nepal, users pay for rides using an eSewa account. I have almost always gone where life has taken me. One the day when I was sitting all alone doing nothing the idea of Tootle came. It is efforts like these that get us excited about our work. INTERVIEW: SIXIT BHATTA, TOOTLE NEPAL. I believe that the concept of Tootle came entirely out of boredom. To know more about Tootle, we present an interview session with Sixit Bhatta. 1500 to 2000 per day. Headquarters Regions Asia-Pacific (APAC) Founded Date 2016; Founders Sixit Bhatta; Operating Status Active; Last Funding Type Grant; Company Type For Profit; Contact Email tootle… Tootle: Ride-Sharing in Nepal We all know about Uber. Honestly, I never thought of becoming an entrepreneur. Here in Nepal, there is still no proper environment for a startup. You have entered an incorrect email address! ”. It may sound very new and exciting to you, but from now onwards you can make some money by putting someone in your empty bike seat. I really did. While working with another company, I found that it is tough to explore your skill and knowledge in a place where you are only an employ. Ltd. in 2013, which has been working new kind of products. Nepal’s two innovative startup are selected by GSMA for funding. – Safety SMS to allow your loved ones to track your journey. It took us a long time to set up a Tootle culture. I myself have used both Pathao and Tootle several times. Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal; 11-50; Grant; Private; tootle.today ; 125,539; Highlights. Hence, we didn’t make much marketing effort. 18. – After the ride is complete, don’t forget to rate your partner. – Your partner will be notified of your pick up area. Currently, it have more than 5 thousands full time rider. These services have… Shakya informs the number of clients on Fridays is higher in comparison to weekdays. Two-Wheeler E-Mobility Trends in Nepal (Tootle) Mr. Shikshit Bhatta, Founder, Tootle, Nepal. In his attempt to emulate the ongoing trend of the world looking forward to resource sharing, Bhatta has rightly made adjustments to tap into the Nepali market, taking Tootle step by step to ensure safe, secure and seamless ride to any “tootler”. Can i ask any contact number of tootal owner i want to meet for some business of tootal and partner ship with her From there, we started the first CDMA service in the country. At present, there are only very few Nepali youths who are optimistic towards making a career in Nepal. As such, an employee, whatever his/her salary, may not be able to go to the most expensive coffee shop in the town as often as does an entrepreneur with less earning than him. Eighty percent of the fare split goes to the biker while 20 percent goes to Tootle. But, tootle for us, is more about the impact than money. – Choose your payment method (Tootle balance or cash) Each ride will have a unique rider code which you need to give to your rider after … Keynote remarks | Sonam P. Wangdi, Member Secretary, National Environment Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan. Entrepreneurs are hopeful and live with a mindset that makes things possible, that’s why they can solve problems. There are these two different Tootle apps that can be found in Google Play Store. I have so many things I want to express and for some reason, I ended up being an entrepreneur seeking this freedom to express myself in my products. Check out what 773 people have written so far, and share your own experience. Sometimes delving over the results is almost like going to the gym with certain targets. Ayush, another cofounder of Tootle found out the technological viability for a ride sharing app. Since the demand and users of Tootle are increasing an everyday lot of responsibilities, have emerged to the whole company. of StartupsNepal talks about different aspects of Bhatta’s entrepreneurial journey. – Track your partner in real time. I was part of something new here too. In January, we released our product to see how the market responds. Tootle has 5 stars! You have to run the miles, work-out and get tired to see significant results. We will finally grow up. But you have to give time nevertheless. The Application is a software application that serves as a means to find motorcycle/ or any other vehicle based services provided by third parties (tootle drivers). – Real-time monitoring of your ride. For me, entrepreneurship is a way of expressing myself. Nepal’s motor vehicle act was passed in 1993, what now seems like eons ago. Industries . STARTUPSNepal is the startup community of Nepal. Well, I have enjoyed everything that came to me. Back then, our platform could not serve more than 100 rides even if we wanted. Becoming an entrepreneur is not so easy. And I am enjoying being an entrepreneur too. © Startups Nepal 2016. Needless to say, Bhatta was one of the talk of the town in the startup circle after the release of one of the most innovative products of Katmandu. Being an entrepreneur goes beyond that. Sixit Bhatta is the Founder of Tootle. When we began Tootle, it was a new concept in Nepal. Likewise; the price for distances greater than 19 Kilometers is Rs.24. We are trying to do lots of things in Tootle. Sixit Bhatta, founder of Tootle, poses with Bhim Maya (right) and Chiran. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. In this interview, with the man behind Tootle, Sharad K.C. Likewise, I also completed my MBA degree while working in the telecom sector. This will create a good atmosphere for the innovative minds […] The government has asked Tootle, a ride-sharing company, to pay Rs 33.9 million in taxes. Co-founders of companies like Tootle and Sarathi say the prospect in the business is enormous. So, I must admit, we are really happy so far. The realization pushed me towards entrepreneurship. We all have a plan about how the country can develop within a few years. In his attempt to emulate the ongoing trend of the world looking forward to resource sharing, Bhatta has rightly made adjustments to tap into the Nepali market, taking Tootle step by step to ensure safe, secure and seamless ride to any “. Tootle is here to make this happen. All Rights Reserved. Needless to say, Bhatta was one of the talk of the town in the startup circle after the release of one of the most innovative products of Katmandu. Tootle is a ride-sharing app within Kathmandu valley that connects people who are seeking for a ride with people who are interested in sharing their ride in two-wheelers. We have not really calculated our break-even point yet but it might more than 5000 rides per day, but at the moment, financials are completely secondary. Just keep working to see the expected result. If you just need to book a ride you can do so by signing up for the Tootle app. Good evening Among these 24, Nepal grown innovative startups; eSewa and Tootle managed to win the innovation fund in such global program. The app also has a cancel feature in case you change your mind. Recognizing the struggle, Tootle founder Sixit Bhatta developed the ride-sharing company as a way to overcome the constraints of the city’s existing infrastructure and systems. Kathmandu sees 3.4 million people/trips a day. Do you agree with Tootle's TrustScore? Ms. Juhi Rajput, FEL Board, World Energy Council. Our business model, if you see, like Uber’s will not earn money right away. World Energy Issues Monitor. When you travel on public transportation in Kathmandu, the rate up to 4km is Rs.13. Tootle has been found using the same payment model as the one for deducting charges from riders but it has now stopped showing the details of transactions. Happiness probably comes more from being able to love your work, whatever that be, rather than being one thing or the other. Summary report of Nepal Power Investment Summit 27th – 29th January, 2018 ; Photos. We formed our team by gathering fresh graduates. Hyperloop Nepal Pvt. Many things will not pan out as you expect within the days you expected. After the end of that unsuccessful project, I was entirely in a leisure period. Easy interface: It has very easy interface. Booking your Tootle ride is easy – here’s how: -Turn on your GPS > Open the app > Set your pick up and drop off location. On ride-hailers side, we found out that majority of our customers are women who use our service over and over again. Since then a lot has been said about whether the government was right in taking such measures. It’s similar with entrepreneurship. Overall we are satisfied with our status. They will also receive GitHub and Azure credits, have the opportunity to attend a Founder Bootcamp for 3 days, gain access to enterprise clients globally through Microsoft’s unique co-sell program, and interact with Microsoft experts and industry stalwarts. Kathmandu Traffic Police Division has started taking action against motorbikes giving rides to the people through ride-hailing apps like Tootle and Pathao. We provide an entrepreneurial atmosphere and startup energy to entrepreneurs, investors, and stakeholders to build a thriving startup ecosystem in Nepal. Police say that the service is against the law. “Tootle” is a platform business. We have to put a massive effort even for a small thing. Sixit Bhatta is the man behind Tootle, Nepal’s first ride-sharing app based on motorcycles as the medium. Pathao has ride-sharing services, food delivery, courier and E-commerce services. Anyways, we already know what’s next. At that time, I along with my team had started a new kind of project related to knowledge, but it went unsuccessful. After working for some time to establish the service to reach out to the un-banked, I wanted to do something new again. At present, I am swamped with making Tootle better. We were rather working everyday to create a more robust system that ensures safe, secure and seamless ride. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Would love to connect and share experiences on entrepreneurship. In this episode I have talked with Sixit bhatta -founder at Tootle.today. Social Media. Tootle is the first ride sharing platform in the world innovated in Nepal. But at present every day we are getting around two thousand rides. II. Summary. Ltd. is a company established under the laws of Nepal and it owns the brand Tootle. Pathao (Bengali: পাঠাও); is a Bangladeshi on-demand digital platform and vehicle for hire company headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.The company operates in three cities of Bangladesh: Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, and in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sixit is a Tech entrepreneur, Co-founder/ CEO at tootle, the ridesharing application from Nepal. On the other hand, tootle partners (riders) say they have found ways to make more money doing what they like using our platform. Needless to say, Bhatta was one of the talk of the town in the startup circle after the release of one of the most innovative products of Katmandu. After EdCrayon could not pick up despite being an innovative product in its own right, we were working on a location tracking system with intentions to make Sajha busses more efficient. First, you download the app, then you signup and login; you pick your location and destination; the app draws a route and shows you the available drivers nearby; the bikers will call and pick you up; you then pay the bikers from your wallet or from the app after you reach your destination. An interview with Sixit bhatta-founder at "Tootle.today"-Nepal's first ride sharing company based on two wheelers. Tootle as such is a software application that serves as a means to find motorcycle/or any other vehicle-based services provided by third parties (Tootle drivers). Green Himalayas. T he Government of Nepal is preparing to bring an act related to e-commerce and online shopping. Sharad, i am more than happy to say that first ever tech blog from nepal i read was yours and u r awaysome writer, thanks, hi my name is gaurab can you make a call 9841215644 my cell ..i dnt wanna mail i want to talk with ceo, Hi sir Sixit is an entrepreneur, co-founder/ CEO at tootle, the ridesharing application from Nepal. Hey guys ,Welcome to the Next episode of Nepali Entrepreneurs show .I,m Govinda kharel,host of this show. We are clearly focused on making more impacts and hopefully, money will follow once enough impact is made. How you began the journey of entrepreneurship? Tootle app assist you to book the easiest and fastest ride available, avoiding wait time, unlike public transportation. It is active in 77 countries and 527 cities which does not include Nepal. Thanks Sharad for posting some great posts here. It may sound very new and exciting to you, but from now onwards you can make some money by putting someone in your empty bike seat. A. Pros of Tootle: I. 4.8. toot le.co.uk. There will surely be good days and bad days, but the question is are you ready to face the bad days as much as you are to savor your good ones. We are excited by the impact that we have been able to make. I graduated as an Electrical and Electronics engineer from Kathmandu University back in 2002, and like any Engineer, I was looking for a job. Sixit Bhatta is the man behind Tootle, Nepal’s first ride-sharing app based on motorcycles as the medium. Tootle and Tootle Partner are the apps you should download. Confirmation of your participation will be done only after payment is made. You have to work hard. I completed my MBA from Pokhara University in 2009, after which I wanted to shift somewhere rather than continuing in my old job. In 2013 when I left the job, I started involving in various projects related to education and startup. From EdCrayon (Our Education and Classroom Management System), to the location tracking system for Sajha to Tootle, everything we have tried are simply our ways of expression. Since, day one, different products at Three60 consulting have all been our medium of expression. Tootle takes the fare of Rs. Nepali Startup Comes Up With Innovative Solution to Tackle Capital’s Dust Debacle. – Get instant confirmation with trip details. The fare breakdown is a little expensive compared to the public vehicle but inexpensive compared to taxis. 5:00 p.m. IST . That’s how I ended up cofounding Three60 Consulting Pvt. One can just select the pickup location and dropped off location. The platform has not only opened economic opportunity for women in Nepal, but freedom of movement for countless visually impaired Nepalis (AtlasNetwork.org Photo/Bernat Parera). We used our initial idea of Location Tracking System, added the new learning and thus tootle was born. 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