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

With Sri Lanka slowly returning to normalcy following the Easter Sunday attacks, the startup community too is set to resume their usual roster of events. Here’s a list of all the key events which will be held this month.

Smartups – Troubleshooting And Peer Learning For Startups

Date: 8 May 2019

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/2277805962472488/

Credits: Hatch

Sometimes, learning from others is the best way to go. At ‘Smartups’, that’s exactly what you will be able to do i.e. learn from other startups who may have faced problems similar to yours. This event caters to both ‘Tech’ and ‘Non-Tech’ startups.

Getting Down To Business

Date: 10 May 2019

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/2221293501526769/

Credits: GrowthFosters

Setting out on your entrepreneurial journey is no trivial matter, and there’s a lot you need to prepare for. This seminar, conducted by GrowthFosters, will help you plan ahead and navigate some very common obstacles.

Net.Working Talks with Women In Security & Tech

Date: 10 May 2019

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/428135461285644/

Credits: SHe CISO Exec.

SHe CISO Exec. is a mentoring platform for women working in cybersecurity and technology. Founded by Chani Simms, who is also the Co-founder and Managing Director of Meta Defence Labs UK and Sri Lanka, this event will serve as a networking space for Sri Lankan women employed in the cybersecurity and technology sector.

Lean Startup

Date: 11 May 2019

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/2259688117627265/

Credits: GrowthFosters

The Lean Startup method is famous for helping entrepreneurs build a business while minimizing the risk of catastrophic failure. However, there are a few basics which you ought to know, and GrowthFosters is here to help.

Startup Colombo Toastmasters Club Meeting – #12

Date: 14 May 2019

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/450791722131725/

Credits: Startup Colombo Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters clubs are a great way to improve your public speaking skills. The Startup Colombo Toastmasters Club will be having their next meeting this month, and you can join this group of fun-loving risk takers who come from the startup and corporate sectors of Sri Lanka.

Shaping Your Business With Intellectual Property

Date: 21 May 2019

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/278210936402891/

Credits: Hatch

If looked after well, intellectual property can be a significant asset to any business, especially a startup which may be looking to exploit a gap in the market. At this event, Intellectual Property Consultant Jacqueline Perera will help founders understand how to develop, nurture, and leverage intellectual property.

That’s all for this month. Till we see you next month, take care and stay safe!

Cover image credits: ReadMe.lk

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