Andre Howson

Andre Howson

Insights

Getting Harassed On Facebook? Here’s What You Need To Know

If there’s one thing that Facebook has us accustomed to, it’s being comfortable sharing things online, whether it be cat videos on the web,…

Startups

From Pivot To Marketable Product ‒ The Startup Journey With Amrit Rupasinghe

We first met Amrit Rupasinghe when he was working on Buzzbird, a location-centric social sharing application that allows users to see and to share…

Insights

‘One Ring’ Scammers Target Sri Lanka

Over the last week, mobile phone owners in Sri Lanka have been sent into a tizzy by a slew of phone calls from locations…

Insights

The Inevitable Death Of Retail (As We Know It)

The internet changed the way we do everything. It’s changed the way we communicate, the way we interact with each other, the way we…

Insights

The Untapped Potential Of Sports Tech

The tech startup industry in Sri Lanka tends to focus very much on a few core verticals—SaaS, mobile, and e-commerce—mostly because these are where…

Events

What Happened At Google I/O Extended 2017 In Sri Lanka

Last year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted that Sri Lanka had hosted one of the largest Google I/O extended events outside of the United…

Insights

The Now Of AI – A Conversation With CogCom

On any list describing the technological trends of the future, you’ll find AI. In fact, as Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired,…

Events

John Keells X 2.0: Finding The Next Big Startup

The John Keells X Open Innovation Challenge is all set to go for the second year in a row. After a successful debut in…

Insights

I Can’t See What You Did There ‒ Internet For The Visually Impaired

We tend to take the internet for granted. We’re always connected, whether it be on our computers, our tablets, or our mobile phones. And…

Events

Google I/O 2017 Extended In Sri Lanka

Google I/O is an annual developer conference hosted by the search engine giant, and featuring a large number of announcements from Google’s many divisions….

Startups

March Startup Bundle

The first quarter of 2017 has come in a little slow for the startup scene in Sri Lanka. There’s not a lot of news…

Startups

Startup Ecosystems: Sri Lanka Vs. The Rest Of The World

Last July, JF Gauthier, the COO of Compass, gave the keynote speech at Disrupt Asia, Sri Lanka’s first Startup Conference. The conference itself was…