Bibhusan Bista

Bibhusan Bista

Biography

Bibhusan Bista is the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, which is a company that he has led from a small start-up in 2007 to a leading software company in Nepal with a global footprint. Under his leadership, YoungInnovations has provided software development services in more than 15 countries across the globe. His background is in technology, research, and international development. He has led successful projects around open data, open contracting, fiscal transparency, transparency, accountability, and other development issues in collaboration with different national and international agencies. He is part of the Technical Advisory Group of International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and other similar global initiatives.  He has also been actively involved in facilitating tech entrepreneurship development in Nepal with initiatives like MobileNepal, NCell App Camp, and NASA Space App Challenge to name a few. He is active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Nepal by being associated with formal and informal initiatives related to entrepreneurship development. He is actively engaged as a coach and mentor for startups in Nepal. He is often found speaking in different national and international events on the use of technology to solve social development issues. He has also been involved in conducting classes on technology and entrepreneurs and to undergraduate and graduate level students in various institutions in Nepal.