“We weren’t planning on having Disrupt Asia this year. There were challenges. We thought of having it at a hotel with a higher ticket price. But then Randhula challenged us by saying, “Before you talk about disrupting Asia, first disrupt yourselves!” said Sachindra Samararatne.
To many of us who’ve been regulars since the first Disrupt Asia, this came as a surprise. Nonetheless, Disrupt Asia 2018 did happen. But this year was indeed different. We spent eight hours inside Trace Expert City. While our tradition of writing multiple articles continues, this year’s Disrupt Asia had a lot more to offer.
As with previous years, this was the one section of Disrupt Asia that was exclusive to investors. Inside this hall, we found another set of panel discussions. These were focused towards conquering the challenges investors may face when funding startups. Click here to know more about these discussions.
From colorful art exhibits to panel discussions to workshops to a startup battle. Once again, Disrupt Asia was an event that had a lot to offer. And as challenging as it was to cover all of it, we’re glad that Randhula De Silva – Chief Disrupter at GIZ threw the challenge at ICTA. Hopefully, we’ll see another edition of Disrupt Asia next year.