Google Success Stories is back in Sri Lanka for 2016


It’s been absent for a year but now it’s back. The Google Success Stories competition has returned! Once again, Google and GBG Colombo are looking for the greatest success stories of startups in Sri Lanka to compete with other competitors from all over the world. In case you’re lost, the Google Success Stories is a global competition organized by Google. Every year it gives an amazing opportunity for startups as well as small & medium-sized enterprises to share their story with the world.

To be precise, the competition is held in order to share success stories from startups that use Google tools and technologies in their businesses to do great things. The winners of this competition will stand a chance to visit Google Headquarters, receive global visibility, customized mentoring and a bunch of other awesome perks from Google.

Understanding the competition

If you like the sound of what the competition is and what the winners receive as gifts, then all you have to possess in order to apply is to be:

    • An existing startup or SMEs in all sectors including Tech Ventures, NGOs, and Social Enterprises etc.
  • Need to be using Google Tools & Products in the business.
The Google Success Stories competition timeline (Image credits: Google)
The Google Success Stories competition timeline (Image credits: Google)

If you fit the above requirements then you can submit your story under three categories. These three categories are: SMB (Small to Medium Businesses), social impact and tech startups. All three categories will be subject to the same judging criteria. The criteria which is as follows:

  • 60% inspirational quality: what obstacles did you overcome to achieve your success?
  • 20% impact: what impact does your startup have on the local community?
  • 20% innovative use of Google products: how do you use Google products in your startup innovatively?

How to apply for Google Success Stories 2016

So if you fit the above requirements then you can register now. Registrations close on 27th of June 2016. If you have and queries, require more information or is in need of any assistance filling up the form, you can get help by dropping an email to [email protected].

Go ahead and grab this amazing opportunity to get global recognition and many more amazing perks from Google. To all the startups applying, we wish you the best of luck. Make Sri Lanka proud!


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