SPIKE, the monthly meetup of Sri Lankan tech startup ecosystem was held at Barefoot on 28th of February. Lahiru, CEO of Takas.lk and Joe Lenora from We Are Designers were present to share their experience. Lahiru Pathmalal Lahiru Pathmalal was one of the first speakers at SPIKE. He joined with SPIKE for the second time...Read More
The “Pitching Workshop”, organized by Bandwagon ended successfully on 15th March 2017. This workshop was aimed at Sri Lankan founders and entrepreneurs who wanted to improve and refine their startup pitches. Chalinda Abeykoon from crowdisland (Sri Lanka’s first equity based crowdfunding platform) was the mentor for the day. We limited the participation for 15 so...Read More
This post originally appeared on Medium and written by Steve Blank. One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is not understanding the relationship they have with their investors. At times they confuse VC’s with their friends. Let’s Go to Lunch At Rocket Science our video game company was struggling. Hubris, bad CEO decisions (mine) and a fundamental...Read More
This post originally appeared in NewcoShift and was written by Yan Lhert. Building software for startups is a huge challenge. Not because writing the software itself is that hard, but most startups have managed to create the least optimal places to do work. In my 10+ years of experience as a software engineer at startups, I cannot...Read More
If you are aspiring to start a “startup” or if you have already started, by now you should know that the other side is not filled with rainbows and butterflies. Starting something on your own is a daunting task and being successful requires lot of hard work. The biggest mistake many young founders do is...Read More
This post was written by Kelli Newman and originally appeared on Medium. No matter the product or service, all successful startups are essentially collections of talented people working together toward a shared mission. Your idea could be “the next Facebook,” but if you can’t attract people to help build, sell, and operate the idea, it can...Read More
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