How to Start Your Own Business In Sri Lanka

How to Start Your Own Business

The event aimed at taking Lankan startups into the global market place, will be an eye-opener for those who own a start-up, are working on or using a start-up, have an idea or prototype, wish to understand what investors look for in a start-up, looking to network with investors or simply interested in the startup ecosystem.

The forum to sessions on tools and the latest trends to accelerate your idea to market, with access to international tech leaders and investors, is going to be a one-stop shop for everything and everyone .

The speakers include Agile guru and ex-Vice President of Yahoo Pete Deemer who possesses over two decades of experience in building up winning products and teams in Silicon Valley and Asia; Co-Founder and CEO of the premier Norwegian startup incubator StartupLabs Alexander Woxen who works with over 65 tech start-ups to help them access support, global contacts and importantly, financing; Chairman of Driw AS and WindSim AS, and former CEO of Making Waves Dag Honningsvåg, a serial entrepreneur who has led multimillion dollar European technology companies and now chairs numerous boards of technology firms; and Former CEO of Etisalat Dumindra Ratnayaka, a pioneer in the mobile telco space and an active figure in the local Angel Investor ecosystem.

Topics that will be handled at the seminar will deal with a number of the problems faced by Sri Lankan today.

The speakers will talk that help shape the trajectory of a start-up, while sharing their hands-on experiences that will be invaluable in building better products to budding entrepreneurs and making better decisions.

A few of the areas which will be covered include Lean Startup -- the methodology adopted world over for growing businesses and products, utilizing the global startup ecosystem to go global, embarking on your startup journey, insights to what angel investors look for when deciding whether to fund products, and much more.

This event is powered by StartupX Foundry, an up-and-coming participant in the local ecosystem which as a startup incubator, focuses on linking Sri Lankan start-ups with the global ecosystem that was start-up. It is supported by a number of partners, including the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) as the National Partner, Start-up Sri Lanka as the Business Partner, ReadMe as the Media Partner and as the ticketing partner.