Disrupt Asia; Sri Lanka’s first-ever startup conference and showcase

Disrupt Asia; Sri Lanka’s first-ever startup conference and showcase

Disrupt Asia; Sri Lanka’s first-ever startup conference and showcase

Written by Tharushan Fernando

27 Jul, 2016 | 12:27 pm

Disrupt Asia, the first of its kind event held in the country in which the startup ecosystem of Sri Lanka will gather in one gracious occasion. This includes investors, mentors, Government agencies, media and of course the startups. The event will take place on the 28th of July 2016 at the Hilton Colombo

The event was supported and organized by the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka in partenership with Edulink International Campus,Angel Labs,Crowd Island,Lankan Angel network,StartUp -Sri Lanka,Seven Media,Readme.Takas.lk,Arimac and Shoutout

The recent growth of the startup scene and entrepreneurial community in Sri Lanka is incredibly exciting. It means economic progress and more jobs available for Sri Lankans. Sri Lanka is now ranked 73rd in the world on the Human Development Index, higher than India at 135 and China at 91. Among the people of the island, this change has manifested itself in many different ways.

The Conference featured key-roles from the industry including Silicon Valley experts and Sri Lankan ‘thought leaders’were featured throughout the day.

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The Lineup of speakers include :Co-founder at Angel Labs,Tugce Ergul (the world’s first investor accelerator with a strong focus on diversity & inclusion.).Brian Wong (Co-founder and CEO of Kiip; a category-creating mobile rewards network that is redefining mobile advertising.). COO for Compass JF Gauthier(formerly Startup Genome, the leading bench-marking solution for e-commerce and tech businesses).Founder/CEO of WSO2,Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana.MD/CEO of ICTA,Muhunthan Canagey. Principal & Co-Head Seed Practice at NEA,Sheel Tyle.

The event will also give 35 startup companies , the opportunity to exhibit their products and solutions to 60 potential investors while exhibiting startups will also get a pitch at the startup battle





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