Bandwagon supports the growth of Sri Lanka’s startup ecosystem, providing entrepreneurs, founders and corporates the skills, knowledge, network and resources to create awesome startups.
We work with startup entrepreneurs and founders to up their game to take their startup to the next level. We conduct training and workshops for startups and founders on topics including pitching and validating your idea, finance fundamentals for startups and legal aspects of Sri Lankan startups. We also help startups to scale up with mentoring, funding and partnerships.
We bridge the gap between startups and corporates. We help corporates to think and act like a startup, helping them to reap the benefits of being fast moving and innovative. We bring startups and corporates together through corporate innovation programs, accelerators, special events and startups partnerships.
Bandwagon is an initiative by Sam de Silva (Country Director Internews Sri Lanka, co-founder of Spike, lead coordinator of Colombo’s Startup Weekend) and Shuaib Yusoof (investor, co-facilitator JFDIx Sri Lanka, business coach and founder of Likuid Ventures). Both Sam and Shuaib are Directors of Bandwagon Pvt Limited.