Astonishing response from schools at Future Careers event in Kandy

Kandy IT/BPM Week hosted a Future Careers event, an initiative by SLASSCOM, focused on building capacity for the IT/BPM industry in Sri Lanka, on 10 June at Ranabima Royal College, Gannoruwa with the participation of 2,500 students.  The event was supported by the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) and the ICT branch of the Ministry of Education. The program included a seminar to create awareness about the knowledge service industry and the career opportunities available for these future leaders. The students were provided the opportunity to speak to the...

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Kandy IT/BPM week to reach out to Lankan undergraduates

Understanding the importance of creating lasting ties between the flourishing IT/BPM industry and Lankan undergraduates, the Kandy BPM conference and Kandy IT conference will take place on the second and third days of the Kandy IT/BPM week respectively, with the aim of bringing together top industry professionals and students. IT and BPM conferences geared towards educating students on industry opportunities. The two conferences will feature a line-up of some of Sri Lanka’s leading thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the IT/BPM sector, representing top local and...

Kandy IT/BPM Week 2016

In a move to create a much-needed IT/BPM capacity, the Industry is advocating the creation of regional cities and bring about inclusive growth in the country. Kandy IT/BPM Week is one such initiative, which will be held from10th to 12th of June 2016, organized by SLASSCOM, supported by the Export Development Board (EDB), Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE).  Kandy IT/BPM week - An initiative to build regional skill capacity to support the growth of the country’s IT/BPM industry. The program will showcase ICT...

Startup Sri Lanka holds Disrupt 2.0 Bootstrapped Vs Funded

Picture: From left: YAMU Director Indi Samarajiva, Takas.lk CEO Lahiru Pathmalal, Cinergix CEO Chandika Jayasundara, Saraii Village CEO Charita Abeyratne Hettiarachchi and Calcey CEO Mangala Karunaratne   With the aim of uplifting the startup ecosystem in Sri Lanka and to grow the startup community, Startup Sri Lanka, represented by the entrepreneurship forum which is an initiative by SLASSCOM, hosted and concluded another successful boot-camp. Held on 7 April at Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute, the boot-camp started off by having each entrepreneur giving out snippets...

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Sri Lanka up two points on Global Offshoring Index 2016

With many domestic and international companies investing heavily in the local IT/BPO and BPM offshoring industry thanks to its commercial attractiveness, access to skilled talent and a lucrative business environment coupled with the improving technology infrastructure, Sri Lanka now ranks in the 14th position on the 2016 A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index (GSLI). The country moved up by two points this year from 2015 on the index, which analysed 55 countries in a study conducted by A.T. Kearney, a London-based global management consulting firm, further exhibiting the...

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Sri Lankan startups get access to global markets, international investors through 'Xeleration'

Since the launch of the program last year, Xeleration has attracted the attention from many startups from around the country. Startups applied via www.xeleraiton.xyz to stand a chance to be selected to the next phase and 10 out of 100 applicants made their investment pitching to a team from Infocomm Investment who flew into Sri Lanka end-last month. The startups were asked on why they should be sent for the program and what made their startup unique. The global exchange program in Singapore is an opportunity for startups to expand into global markets, get mentored by some of the finest...

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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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