What’s Going On In The Sri Lankan Startup Ecosystem? (March 2019)

The third edition of our startup community events bulletin is here, with a diverse array of events. This time around, there seems to be a common theme of empowering people.

National CxO Forum 2019

Date: 14 March 2019
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/325314284687548/

Credits: CxO Forum

The National CxO Forum organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry in Sri Lanka aims to bring together close to 600 professionals from the IT industry. With this being the fourth edition of the event, the forum is expected to act as a platform for thought leaders and disruptors to express their thoughts on Business Process Innovation and Automation, Implementation of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Securing Organizations, and many more topics at the forefront of today’s business landscape.

CodeSprint 4.0 Launch

Date: 15 March 2019
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/416829185755563/

Credits: CodeSprint

CodeSprint is essentially a hybrid of a hackathon and a startup competition. Organised by the IEEE Student Branch of Informatics Institute of Technology, participants will be mentored and guided on everything from coming up with an idea to executing it. In addition to the workshops which will be conducted by industry professionals, the event will also provide participants the opportunity to showcase their products and services, and network with investors and fellow founders.

Startup Colombo Toastmasters Club Meeting

Date: 21 March 2019
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/2502759856461491/

Credits: Startup Colombo Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters Clubs are known for helping to turn people into great orators. While there are many other Toastmasters Clubs in Colombo, the Startup Colombo Toastmasters Club is made up of enthusiastic startup founders and community members for whom oratory is undoubtedly a valuable skill. For those of you who want to sharpen your skills with the spoken word, this event is a must-attend.

SLASSCOM People Summit 2019

Date: 22 March 2019
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/974914842716905/


SLASSCOM is the apex body for Sri Lanka’s IT Services industry, which has been making waves of late. This event will see a panel of eminent speakers talk about everything from motivating teams to managing millennials.

SheLeads — Women’s Day 2019 by WomenWill

Date: 23 March 2019
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/653609091755203/

Credits: GBG Sri Lanka

The Google Business Group Sri Lanka, together with WomenWill, is organising this event, which is aimed at empowering and celebrating women making waves in the business sector. The event will also feature a few exclusive pop-up stores and an array of workshops which will undoubtedly be of use to female leaders.

Hackaholics 3.0

Date: 23 March 2019
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/327992048060661/

Credits: IEEE WIE Student Branch Affinity Group of UCSC

Teams of female undergraduates from universities across the country will come together at this women-only hackathon to work oh creative yet actionable solutions for a range of social issues. Out of all participants, 15 teams will be selected to the final round and the winners will be eligible for a cash prize.

See you next month!

Cover Image Credits: Tech in Asia

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