Entrepreneurship

COEXIST Foundation and Sarvodaya Development Finance empower social entrepreneurs

Views - 13 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:51

Sarvodaya Development Finance (SDF), a licensed finance company approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, continued its efforts to support grassroots entrepreneurs by conducting the second phase of the highly-successful Village Biz Festival held ear


Back to traditional politics, says Colonne at National Chamber Youth Forum

Views - 80 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:49

The Youth Forum of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka hosted ‘Entrepreneurship 360’ in Colombo last week; a program designed as a platform for its membership to gain insights on chartering business roadmaps and navigating challenges by


PIM Genesis conducts ‘Entrepreneurs Live 3.0’

Views - 43 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:47

Genesis, the Business Incubator of the Postgraduate of Institute of Management (PIM), conducted its signature event ‘Entrepreneurs Live 3.0’ on 2 October at the PIM Auditorium. The event featured five successful entrepreneurs who are MBA alumni o


GEN Board of Directors announced in Sri Lanka

Views - 144 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:44

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is to formally launch in Sri Lanka with a core group of eminent personalities that are in the forefront of entrepreneurship development and ecosystem building as its Board of Directors. GEN, works to celebra


Disrupt Asia 2019 attracts leading startup advocates and top corporates as keynote speakers

Views - 17 Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:56

Since 2016, Disrupt Asia has served as an iconic flagship event for celebrating entrepreneurship and the Sri Lankan startup ecosystem. The conference and festival has continued to grow in stature and influence yearly, attracting innovation luminaries


The social impact investors looking to transform Sri Lanka

Views - 665 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

Ever since Dragons’ Den first aired in the UK in 2006, the world has been hooked on reality TV shows centred around investors putting money behind budding entrepreneurs and their innovative products and solutio


Venture Frontier Lanka Entrepreneurship Caravan – Kandy a success

Views - 324 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Venture Frontier Lanka, in partnership with IEEE Sri Lanka Peradeniya Student Chapter, IEEE Women in Engineering, Young Entrepreneurship Society and Innovators’ Club of University of Peradeniya, organised the Venture Frontier Lanka Entrepreneurship


Ramya Holdings celebrates 30 years

Views - 737 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:29

Ramya Holdings, founded by bold entrepreneur Ramya Weerakoon, celebrated its 30th anniversary on 25 May, marking the occasion by awarding employees for their tireless efforts in taking the brand forward.


Empowering rural women through sustainable business strategy

Views - 238 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 01:27

There is a dramatic new trend in the global business world. Companies that were doing CSR projects to enhance image are now embedding sustainability and fair trade practices into corporate strategy to differentiate and succeed.


CSBM holds Second International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship

Views - 208 Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:00

The Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) organised the Second International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship


Global Entrepreneurship Summit – India 2017: Lessons for Sri Lanka

Views - 332 Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:00

An impressive 1,500 investors and entrepreneurs from across the world attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) that took place in Hyderabad,


Quebee Den at 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Views - 249 Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:00

Young entrepreneur Rohanthi Wijewickrama, the Founder/CEO of Sri Lankan children’s products company Quebee Den (Bellybees), was invited to participate at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit,


SL must have women entrepreneurship policy, says Sun Match Company Director Ranjan

Views - 219 Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s leasing business personalities, Gowri Rajan, an entrepreneur from the hill capital who is the Director of the Sun Match Company which manufactures Soorya and Sun Aqua mineral water,


Embassy of France bestows Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite distinction onto Chandra Wickramasi

Views - 202 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

The Embassy of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives has the honour to bestow the honorary distinction of Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, onto M. Chandra Wickramasinghe. The ceremony will be held at the Résidence de France, on Thursday 16


SLID gains insight to Anjana Reddy’s amazing journey to success

Views - 457 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence” – Colin Powell – which is exactly what Anjana Reddy has done within a short span of time and this achievement recognised by being named in the Fo


GEN Sri Lanka celebrates 10 years of Global Entrepreneurship Week

Views - 282 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:07

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.


Exciting opportunities for Sri Lankan SMEs and start-ups

Views - 713 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 01:00

To help startups in Sri Lanka to accelerate growth and make an impact, Rainbow Institute launched a Training Programme on Entrepreneurship, on Monday, 13 November, and marked the first event on the first day of Global


The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder’s Declaration of Interdependence issued

Views - 210 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

As part of this year’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which begins today, an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder’s Declaration of Independence has been issued.


National Human Resources Development Council forum puts spotlight on youth entrepreneurship

Views - 287 Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

The 28 year old talented young entrepreneur Anjana Reddy who earlier this year was listed under ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ gave out an inspirational keynote at the recently held ‘Young, bold and daring – the spirit of young entrepreneurs for a coun


Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017: Celebrating 10 years of unleashing ideas

Views - 294 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

GEW 2017 is celebrating 10 years of unleashing ideas and creating one global entrepreneurship ecosystem through its events and activities. Since it launched in 2008, GEW has grown to engage nearly 10 million people


‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program’ begins

Views - 329 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00

‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program,’ a youth dialogue bringing together 350+ young people from across the country, began yesterday at the BMICH.


Navigating the 3 great challenges of entrepreneurship

Views - 7423 Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

By Karima Mariama-Arthur Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. While many romanticise the idea, the path to success is less idyllic. It’s true. Passion is critical, but there are other, equally important factors to consider. Pe


NicNac adjudged best Sri Lankan impact oriented startup at SLUSH

Views - 7639 Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

  Europe’s leading start-up event organised by PwC and SLASSCOM in Helsinki, Finland NicNac, which offers a unique delivery service to Sri Lankans, was adjudged the country’s best impact oriented star


Differences between entrepreneur and manufacturer

Views - 6412 Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

By Franklin Alli  Business Insider: Now that you have become your own boss or rather, now that you are the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of your own business, are you an entrepreneur or a manufacturer?  Dr. Frank Udemba J


Entrepreneur Hubs Sri Lanka offers springboard to entrepreneurs, start-ups and small business owner

Views - 7865 Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

Michael Moonesinghe is the CEO of Glover Daniels International, a Human Capital Consultancy firm based in Colombo. However, he is now probably much better known as the founder of the very popular EPFS Community Facebook group; one of the largest a


Entrepreneur Hubs Sri Lanka hosts GEW 2016 Sri Lanka grand finale

Views - 6507 Friday, 16 December 2016 00:00

    Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), in a collaborative partnership with Entrepreneur Hubs Sri Lanka, celebrated the grand finale of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2016 on 21 November.  The event, hel


Expert advice in fundraising for young entrepreneurs

Views - 4067 Tuesday, 19 August 2014 02:57

By Senuri De Silva The inability to attract funding unfortunately holds back many ambitious innovators according to top officials in the field of IT startup companies. In an attempt to remedy this situation, Sri Lanka Association for Software and S


HSBC, British Council create opportunities for emerging young entrepreneurs

Views - 3968 Tuesday, 19 August 2014 02:56

‘HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards’ presented by British Council was officially launched at a press conference held on Wednesday 13 August at the British Council Library. ‘HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards’ is a business plan contest aimed at recognisi


Stax Lab 2014: Creating opportunities for Sri Lanka’s budding tech entrepreneurs

Views - 12784 Tuesday, 19 August 2014 02:55

By Maya Chandra For the past four years, students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been making an annual trip to Sri Lanka, to find and foster entrepreneurial spirit in the field of web/mobile based solutions. This trip is


Chandani Bandara takes Gold at Women’s Chamber of Industry & Commerce Awards

Views - 12792 Tuesday, 19 August 2014 02:55

Locally and internationally revered hair and beauty expert, Chandhani Bandara was presented the Large Scale Gold Award at the Women’s Chamber of Industry & Commerce (WCIC) Awards 2013 ceremony at the Kingsbury Hotel recently. She is popularly k


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Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d


Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d


Corporate treasurers should make more use of derivatives to hedge risks

Monday, 11 November 2019

Humans have never liked the idea of uncertainty. More so, they did not like the idea of economic uncertainty. Hence, the need to hedge this uncertainty gave rise to the evolution of derivatives. Derivatives have been used by mankind for a very long


China’s rising giants

Monday, 11 November 2019

China’s evolution into a global powerhouse with the world’s second largest economy is a familiar story. Less well-known though is the tremendous growth of the nation’s state-sponsored aviation sector, which now has a global reach. Serving the w


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