The SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on ‘Entrepreneurs and Innovators: For the Future Economic Growth of Sri Lanka’ was held on 7th February from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dialog Future World Auditorium Excel World Entertainment Complex.
The event examined the role of entrepreneurs and innovators in the future economic growth of the country. It defined the concept of Innovation, its relationship with entrepreneurship and the policy framework that can enable both innovation and entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Harold J. Raveche – President of Innovation Strategies International, LLC, was followed by a panel discussion with eminent panelists including: Dr. Harold J. Raveche; Harsha Purasinghe – Founder, CEO of Microimage; Thilan Wijesinghe – Chairman at TWCorp Ltd.; Mafaz Ishaq – Co Founder of Lankan Angel Network (LAN); Prof. Ajith Madurapperuma –Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka; and Madu Ratnayake – Senior Vice President, General Manager, Virtusa, Sri Lanka (Moderator).

Over 100 start-up owners, entrepreneurs and academics participated in this event. The event was held in partnership with U.S. Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka, Microsoft Sri Lanka, diGIT Magazine, Learn TV and Daily News - newspapers.

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