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Start-ups need more logic, less magic!


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untitled-36111As part of MTI’s idea2fund, we screened 300 start-up applications and listened to 85 presentations. Here are some key learnings: 

  • Pick your domain based on real ‘pain points’ in the demand or supply chain – not technology looking for a problem! 
  • Get the commercial business model right upfront i.e. how will you make money? – not just hoping for an inflated valuation to flog it!
  • Fulfilment is what the end user will pay for – technology is only an enabler

If you look at two of Sri Lanka’s successful start-ups in recent times i.e. Kapruka and Pick Me, they have got these basics right.


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