02nd May 2017


8.30AM - 1.00PM




A platform that will provide you with the opportunity to network with investors and startup giants passionate about taking Sri Lankan Tech Startups to the global arena! From the latest trends and tools to accelerate your startup, to allowing you to meet investors with the ability to mentor you, invest and take your product global, the Colombo Tech Startup Seminar is an event not to miss if looking to launch your tech startup or take it to the next level.

About Seminar

An event crafted to link you with local and global shapers from the Startup Ecosystem, offer market access & connectivity with investors

For Whom

If you
  • Own a startup
  • Have an idea/prototype
  • Are working on/with a startup
  • Want to know what investors look for in a startup
  • Are looking to network with investors
  • Or just curious about the startup ecosystem!


Pete Deemer

Founder/CEO of GoodAgile
Former VP-PD of Yahoo! Inc

Possessing over two decades of experience in building up winning products and teams in Silicon Valley and Asia, Pete is an entrepreneur who acts as a mentor to numerous tech companies in Agile Product Development.

alexander woxen

Founding Partner &
CEO of StartupLab

Dedicated to helping technology entrepreneurs grow big, Alexander is the Co-Founder and CEO of the premier Norwegian startup incubator StartupLabs - as of now he mentors and works with over 65 tech startups.

dumindra ratnayake

Chairman at Martin & George
Former CEO of Etisalat

A pioneer in the mobile telco space, Dumindra is a cornerstone of the Lankan telco industry with years of exposure to strategic management. He is also an active figure in the local Angel Investor ecosystem.

Dag Honningsvåg

Chairman of Driw AS
Former CEO of Making Waves

With over 25 years of hands-on experience in building tech companies, Dag is a serial entrepreneur who has headed multimillion dollar European tech companies and currently chairs numerous boards of tech companies.


Pete Deemer - Lean Startup

A methodology embraced world over for developing businesses and products, lean startup aims to shorten product development cycles by adopting a combination of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning. Harnessing his years of experience in working with some of the world's most successful tech companies, Pete will show you how to embrace experimentation, customer feedback and iterative design to make the process of starting a company less risky.

Dag Honningsvag - Going Global

All startups dream big - the ultimate goal is to hit the global marketplace but of course, this is easier said than done. Even great ideas can struggle to find international funding, a major obstacle. In this session, Dag will show how that dreaming big can be turned into a reality by sharing some great insights into accessing and utilizing the global startup ecosystem.

Alexander Woxen - Your Startup Journey

As the founding partner and CEO of a leading European startup accelerator, Alexander has worked with dozens of ambitious tech entrepreneurs from inspiration to exit, helping them grow big. Hear from him as he draws upon this experience to show you how you could embark on your startup journey and how you can work towards making your idea the next big thing.

Dumindra Ratnayaka - Angel Funding

We all need our angels and startups, more so than others! We've all heard the amazing stories of successful angel-funded startups but how can you as a thriving entrepreneur gain access to angel investors and then convince them to invest in your idea? A founding member of the Lanka Angel Network, hear from Dumindra as he takes you through some great pointers on how you can prepare yourself in order to knock investors off their feet and convince them to invest in your idea.

Tickets Info

Tickets are priced at Rs. 2,000 and can be
purchased in the following ways:


Purchase online via Tickets LK website


Deposit the cash into our account
Bank Account:
Colombo Camps Community (GTEE or Guarantee) Limited.
Bank Name: NDB Bank
Please drop a mail with a scanned copy of the deposit slip to events@startupxfoundry.com


Visit our office and purchase your ticket over the counter
#7, Charles Place,
Colombo 3
Contact: 076 584 3019

Contact: 076 584 3019


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