Startup Weekend is ready to shakeup Negombo - Silicon Beach:Keep your dates free from, May 19 - 21, 2017

2017-04-26 13:14:35

From our breakthrough event in Jaffna followed by the roaring success of Colombo and Vanni, now Startup Weekend heads to the sunny shores of Negambo, Startup weekend is sure going places. From the 19th t the 21st of May, Startup Weekend is yours to explore and engage that is organized by a set of challenging entrepreneurs themselves. Now you can be a part of this great venture that is set to take place in the coming weeks. The feedback from attendees of the inaugural Startup Weekend Jaffna showed that insights into the Startup culture and advice on how one can forge their own path proved invaluable. The event helped budding entrepreneurs network with key figures in the industry and forge new partnerships, and gain a big picture perspective of the Startup landscape. Now it is time to set sail to Negombo for another ground breaking event offering further insight and guidance into the Startup scene in 2017.

Looking back at the first steps

Still confused about what it’s all about? Don’t be. Startup Weekend is an international initiative that supports entrepreneurs around the world by coaching and mentoring their business ideas and thereby ensuring entrepreneurial success with time. This community is widely considered by many to be the largest collective of entrepreneurs in the world. More than 1800 events held in 190 different countries connecting more than 190,000 people across borders. Sri Lanka Startup Weekend is coming into its third iteration with the Negombo meetup. 

Startup weekend will take place at the Paradise Beach Hotel, 289 Lewis Place, Negombo and as the name implies, is an event held throughout a weekend where potential entrepreneurs introduce themselves with their ideas and eventually form a team that will help you startup your business. One of renowned peers Sachindra Samararatne mentioned in our previously held events that, “it’s the technology startups of today will pave the path for Sri Lanka to become a digital economy tomorrow” which is with no second guesses the most realistic comment made so far. The amount of networking in this event is exceptional and offers a higher degreeof tailored interaction. Attendees can approach clients and pitch their idea to potential investors. The grand finale, which is scheduled to take place on the last day of the weekend, is a competition where you and your team will pitch your business idea to a panel of judges. The best teams will be crowned as the winners of Startup Weekend Negombo. 

Time to pen down your ideas

Startup weekend is the place you need to be to experience amazing potential, meet inspiring people and also to bask in limitless creative ideas that are sure to bring you great success in your career path. Make time and drop into the startup weekend and share your ideas, get involved in a team and start making your business empire! In just a matter of 54 hours attendees will be amongst a plethora of opportunity and limitless potential.

Grab the chance to meet influential business people and young entrepreneurs, creative designers, marketers, coders and whoever wishes to upgrade their entrepreneurial skills are seen and welcome to the startup weekend Negambo. For a more complete event listing and further information visit So don’t miss this chance of getting fast tracked on your career path and becoming your own boss!

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