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Seedstars World is coming to Colombo to find the best startup in Sri Lanka

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is coming for the first time to Sri Lanka on 30 June. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from emerging markets, Seedstars World is travelling to 65 countries this year to identify the best seed-stage entrepreneurs and provide them with an opportunity to win up to US$ 1 million and network with investors and mentors from around the world. Its previous participants have raised over $ 61 million collectively, providing employment to more than 800...

SLASSCOM initiates Start Up Survey

An initiative by the SLASSCOM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, the Startup Sri Lanka Survey www.slasscom.lk/startupsrilanka, has the main objective of gaining insights into understanding the current state and most pressing needs of the Sri Lankan Startup community. The survey is targeted at four separate groups and captures unique perspectives from each: Current startups, those actively looking to start a startup, investors of startups and support groups of the startup ecosystem. The results of the survey will help obtain quantified data and ground level realities to help collaborate...

Startup bootcamp Disrupt 2.0 concludes on high note

Services Company (SLASSCOM) held Disrupt 2.0, a startup bootcamp for potential and existing startups with the theme ‘Inspire, Ideate, Initiate and Disrupt’ on 9 December at Trace Expert City. The bootcamp session inspired, engaged and mentored many startups beginning with an introduction to Disrupt 2.0 and what it aims to achieve followed by a discussion session between start-ups, mentors and subject experts. Many startups, grouped into teams consisting of five members each, had the opportunity of getting their questions answered – from marketing, sales, funding,...

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CEO of National Outsourcing Association visits Sri Lanka

With the motive of bringing about the opportunity to partner with the IT/BPM industry in the UK, SLASSCOM together with the Export Development Board (EDB) successfully concluded a highly interactive and engaging session on February 15 at the Kingsbury Hotel. The session was featuring Kelly Hallard, CEO of NOA and Director of European Outsourcing Association (EOA), the industry association and professional body for outsourcing that works with and support large European buyers and global providers of outsourcing services. Kelly Hallard arrived on February 15 to the island and delivered an...

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IT/BPM compensation benchmarking report out

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sri Lanka (PwC) recently concluded the 2015/16 compensation and benefit survey for the Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Management (BPM) industry in Sri Lanka and published a benchmarking report on behalf of SLASSCOM. The SLASSCOM-PwC compensation benchmarking report published is part of SLASSCOM’s initiatives to promote the workforce talent within the industry whilst also helping disseminate latest talent management practices in order to enable local companies to be globally competitive. As part of ongoing efforts to improve the benchmarking...

SLASSCOM signs MoU with Dharmavahini Foundation

The Sri Lanka Association Software and Services Company (SLASSCOM) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with LearnTV, a national educational television channel owned by Dharmavahini Foundation (DMV). SLASSCOM’s partnership with LearnTV is yet another initiative to push the IT/BPM industry to greater heights in the global arena. Director Hariharan Padmanaban signed the agreement on behalf of SLASSCOM with Dharmavahini Foundation Patron Bhikkhu Mettavihari on 26 January in the presence of many officials. LearnTV will feature and promote SLASSCOM events and educational...

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IT/BPM industry upbeat about Budget 2016: SLASSCOM

As the national IT/BPM Chamber of Sri Lanka, SLASSCOM is encouraged by the Budget 2016, which has taken into consideration the needs of the country’s flourishing IT/BPM industry and has allocated funds to support initiatives that are vital to the growth of the industry.  Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake in his Budget speech said, “To say that the Sri Lankan IT/BPM industry has been operating below the radar is an understatement. It is time to make a statement to the world that the country is in business, and showcase the true potential in the industry....

SLASSCOM signs MOU with Japan IT industry

With a motive of establishing mutual cooperation to encourage and promote collaborations internationally, SLASSCOM recently signed an MOU with Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA), a trade organisation of Japanese IT services Industry. The MOU was signed at an event held on 19 November at World Trade Centre (WTC) in the presence of participants and delegations from SLASSCOM and JISA. The mutual cooperation is in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB). The objective of this MOU is to...

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SLASSCOM holds Tech Talks series during National ICT Week

The Sri Lanka Association Software and Services Company (SLASSCOM) has successfully concluded a series of technology forums and workshops to support the inaugural ICT Week which was held from 16 to 22 November with the vision of promoting emerging technologies and trends by creating a platform for best practice sharing and awareness. The opening event was UX for Delightful Product Development held on 16 November partnered with IFS, which focused on the impact of a powerful design to provide the best user experience. Addressing the opening event, SLASSCOM Chairman Mano Sekaram stated...

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SLASSCOM initiates Start Up Survey

An initiative by the SLASSCOM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, the Startup Sri Lanka Survey www.slasscom.lk/startupsrilanka, has the main objective of gaining insights into understanding the current state and most pressing needs of the Sri Lankan Startup community.  The survey is targeted at four separate groups and captures unique perspectives from each: Current startups, those actively looking to start a startup, investors of startups and support groups of the startup ecosystem. The results of the survey will help obtain quantified data and ground level realities to...

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