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Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Opens To Sri Lankan Startups

Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is a six month accelerator programme for startups (in the growth stage) from emerging markets. While there are a lot of…

Events

Venture Engine 2017 Admits First Round Of Applicants

Venture Engine is an annual entrepreneurship programme that was created to provide a stable and viable platform for entrepreneurs to launch and expand their…

Events

John Keells X Announces Shortlisted Teams

The John Keells X Open Innovation Challenge closed its application deadline on the June 25, with hundreds of teams applying to take part in…

Events

Venture Engine 2017 ‒ Taking Your Business To New Horizons

It can be hard for an entrepreneur to kick-start a business, overcoming the hurdles of finding investors, learning good business practices, and navigating their…

Insights

Empathise, Engage, And Play: Cheryl Edison On Building A Startup Ecosystem

On the July 12, Cheryl Edison gave the keynote address at Disrupt Asia 2017, a startup conference in Sri Lanka. Edison came to Sri…

Startups

Flying High – The Findmyfare Story

Travel and ticketing agents have traditionally been the go-to source when purchasing airline tickets. Tickets are expensive, and the whole process of cross-border travel…

Events

Payment Gateways, Blockchains, And The Startup Industry ‒ Disrupt Asia 2017

For the second year in a row, Disrupt Asia, Sri Lanka’s largest startup-focused conference, brought together speakers, panelists, investors, entrepreneurs and a host of…

Insights

How Big Data Can Help Rice Production

If you don’t know it yet, your daily rice and curry packet is about to get a whole lot lighter. Sri Lanka is running…

Insights

The Fastest Growing Industries And Jobs Of The Future

The rapid growth and evolution of technology over the last few decades has caused much disruption of the employment landscape. Standard industries and blue-collar…

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…