Two months ago, Startup Sri Lanka launched an initiative called Disrupt 2.0. The goal of this initiative was simple, to help startups become more successful. To do so, Startup Sri Lanka identified promising startups and helped them connect with powerful mentors that’ll help them reach the next level. To say the original Disrupt 2.0 bootcamp was a success would be an understatement as we saw a full house at Trace City.
Following this success, Startup Sri Lanka made the decision to make Disrupt 2.0 a bi-monthly bootcamp for startups. With that in mind, the second iteration of Disrupt 2.0 was held on the 11th of February, with the theme, “Growth Hacking for Startups”. This time, Startup Sri Lanka has decided to do things a bit differently. The first Disrupt 2.0 was open to anyone and everyone, with the exception of the startup boot camp. This time, the event as a whole was only open to 25 startups that met a few requirements. These requirements were that the startups had been in business for a minimum of 2 years and had built a minimum viable product.
On the 11th of February, the startups were all gathered inside the Calcey office at Trace Expert City. The bootcamp began with Dilendra Wimalasekere – VP Marketing at WSO2 taking the stage. He introduced the concept of growth hacking to us. In case you’re lost, growth hacking is all about helping your startup grow by selling your product and gaining exposure.Growth hacking usually involves the use of techniques such as search engine optimization, website analytics, content marketing and A/B testing. Dilendra gave us clear examples of how successful it is by sharing the growth hacking success stories of WSO2, Takas and 24/7 Techies.
Following Dilendra’s presentation, we saw an active panel discussion on various aspects of growth hacking. Moderated by Mangala Karunaratne – CEO of Calcey, the panel consisted of Jeevan Gnanam – CEO of Orion City, Chandika Jayasundara – CEO of Cinergix, Bhanuka Harischandra – CEO of Surge Solutions and Dilendra. The tweets below are some of the best lessons we took away from the panel.
— Startup Sri Lanka (@StartupSriLanka) February 11, 2016
— ReadMe Live (@ReadMeLive) February 11, 2016
— ReadMe Live (@ReadMeLive) February 11, 2016
With the end of the panel discussion, the new Disrupt 2.0 came to an end. While it’s now smaller in scale, the inspiration and the quality of helpful advice Disrupt 2.0 has to offer is still the same. With the reduction in size, it’s now able to focus on the entrepreneurs, already fighting a tough battle and helping them succeed. One could say it’s now more effective. So mark your calendars because Disrupt 2.0 will be back in 2 months and keep an eye on Startup Sri Lanka’s Facebook page.
CIO Forum over breakfast on
CIO Forum over breakfast on “Software Robots – Friends or foes. The choice is yours.”
Date: Tuesday – 28th June, 2016
Time: 7.30 am onwards
Venue: Balmoral Hall, The Kingsbury
Entrance : Invitation Only
(Tuesday) 7:30 am - 9:00 am SLST
The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and VirtusaPolaris
Giving an introduction to the
Giving an introduction to the WSO2 IoT server is WSO2’s Director of API Architecture, Sumedha Rubasinghe, who will cover the below.
Join us on the 30th to view some cool demos, meet our experts one -one and learn more about the interesting new things we are doing in the IoT space.
ATTENTION ALL STARTUPS! Seedstars World is
ATTENTION ALL STARTUPS!
Seedstars World is coming to #SriLanka,
One of the largest global pitching platform for startups, where startups can grow and disrupt.
To register click on the link below and type in the code to gain access:http://
Invitation Code: SSW_Colombo_2016
Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.0 million USD in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in 60 countries
The eight best startups from Colombo will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed stage startup of Speedsters World Colombo 2016. The wining startup will join the global Speedsters family and take part in the regional and global Speedsters Summits.
You can also look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions, and a flight ticket and hotel accommodation for the winner to go to Switzerland to compete for $1 million in investments.
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
Trace Expert City
Bay 06, TRACE Expert City, Maradana Rd, Colombo
Financial Crime over the last
Financial Crime over the last 30 years has increasingly become a concern to governments throughout the world. This concern arises from a variety of issues because the impact of financial crimes varies in different contexts. It is today widely recognised that the prevalence of economically motivated crime in many societies is a substantial threat to the development of economies and their stability.
Banks worldwide have been struggling in the battle against financial crime. Recent high-profile examples demonstrate that the rate of anti-money laundering compliance enforcement is continuing to rise – Gavin Neilson & Will Furneaux of PA Consulting Group
Registrations Contact : 0114349556 / 0114422490 or email@example.com
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
Royal College Union Skills Centre
Rajakeeya Mawatha, Colombo 00700
ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter
The annual Great Place to
The annual Great Place to Work ® Conference is a premier event, where over 300 professionals convene to network and learn from leaders at recognized Best Workplaces.
(Friday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm SLST
The global economy is seeing
The global economy is seeing a disruptive force changing its landscape in a much bigger way than the blue chip; the tech startups of the world. Over the past three years, Sri Lanka has seen an immense growth in its Startup ecosystem. Disrupt Asia will be 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.
Follow the event on Facebook : Disrupt Asia 2016
(Thursday) 8:00 am - 8:00 pm SLST
Change is a constant process
Change is a constant process that affects us as a society and as an individual. It can cut across different fields and disciplines, impacting human lives in multiple areas. Sri Lanka has seen an increased development in infrastructure, connecting diverse people from across the island.
Simultaneously, there is a boom in different industries with startups and small industries mushrooming across the country. Therefore, it is now more important than ever to engage with this phenomena of change in everyday life.
Await details on schedules and tickets!
Speakers for 2016
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm SLST
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