Aiming to recognize and “Celebrate Ingenuity”, the SLASSCOM Innovation Awards 2018 were held on the 14th of June at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. Here, Innovators across a range of categories in the IT/BPM industry were celebrated for their innovative products and solutions. Over 90 ninety submissions were recorded across seven award categories.
Following the summit, it was time to recognize the winners of the 7 categories of the SLASSCOM Innovation Awards 2018. We took a look at the winners of each category and what they do.
A platform by Vega.lk, chargeNET is Sri Lanka’s first EV (Electric Vehicle Charging network. You can choose to buy a charging station or locate the nearest charging station. You can also sign up and join the chargeNET portal.
The company has also implemented an online top-up feature where you can top-up your charge card by logging into your chargeNET portal. Payment can be carried out using VISA, Master and American Express Credit and Debit cards. You can learn more about chargeNET here.
We took a look at PAYable when they first launched in 2016. Aimed at helping small and medium scale businesses, PAYable is a free mobile app for Android and iOS that works with a Bluetooth card reader to accept cashless payments. Simply enter the amount, swipe the card, get the customer’s signature and you will get the money in 1 -2 business days.
Incubated out of Ceylon Business Appliances Ltd (CBA), PAYable became a billion-rupee startup in August last year and also signed 2,000 new merchants in December of last year. PAYable also won the award for Best Client Delivery Innovation as well.
Launched in 2015, PickMe became an almost overnight success. The popular tuk hailing app has improved in leaps and bound, undergoing various UI and UX changes, and also supporting cashless payments. As of the 5th of June 2018, the IFC or International Finance Corporation announced a USD 2.5 Million investment in PickMe.
The company hopes to expand to all across Sri Lanka, providing transport that is convenient, reliable, affordable and more importantly, readily available.
A software development company, Embla Software Innovation has been in the product engineering field since 1986. The company’s main goal is to outsource development projects and streamline business processes of their clients.
A member of the MAS Group, MAS Legato provides financial outsourcing solutions to the MAS Group as well as external clients.
The company employs a high degree of automation via a business process management solution. This enables them to be cost-efficient and fast as well.
iPay is a payment platform that facilitates online, real-time cash handling and omnichannel payments.
As such, iPay supports features such as in-app payments, mobile payments for Android, iOS, NFC and QR codes, and web-based payments. The platform also employs a number of security protocols including fraud detection and biometric authentication as well.
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening
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14 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 16 (Sunday) 8:00 pm
Mannar, Sri Lanka
Startup Weekend University Edition at the University of Rajarata will be unleashing the entrepreneurial skills in the students over the course of 54 hours!!
14 (Friday) 6:00 pm - 16 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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