STARTUP WEEKEND JAFFNA 2017
Northern Chamber of Information Technology (NCIT) engagement with Startup Weekend Jaffna event as “Community Partner”.it is Held on 10-12 Nov 2017 @ Sakthi Holiday Home in Jaffna .Financial part of the event was handled through Our Organization and most of the Organizing team members were from NCIT.
It is 2nd Startupweekend event here in Jaffna. first event was in 2016..Our goal is to create an environment where passionate people can come together to get things done; to learn, network, bridge the gap between trades, expose potential and see actual results. We are proud to be a part of this type of innovative collaboration.
On the first day of Startup Weekend Jaffna 2017 the teams met and pitched their ideas. On the second day, they began working to make their ideas a reality. We also saw a speech on the second day by Michael Moonesinghe – Founder of Business Hubs. He encouraged the participants and shared with them why now is the best time to be an entrepreneur.
On the third day, it was time for their big moment. It was a hot Sunday and the final day of Startup Weekend Jaffna 2017. This was the day when the teams had finished polishing their ideas, prototypes, and pitched their ideas to a panel of judges.
Three days of hard work later, this was the big moment. After the judges shared their feedback, they announced the results. Furthermore, unlike with the previous Startup Weekends we’ve seen with Sri Lanka, this time the stakes were a lot higher.
The winning team of Startup Weekend Jaffna 2017, would be eligible to participate in the regional and then global competitions by Techstars. And without further ado, the winners of Startup Weekend Jaffna 2017 were:
- 1st place: Sleep Well
- 2nd place: Pill reminder
- 3rd place: Fast Delivery
Additionally, Vego won an award for being the idea that has the potential to create the biggest social impact. And the judges also gave a special mention to Energy King as the most audaciously ambitious idea.
WUSC,ICTA ,LK Domain Registry, Bundle Hub, Business Hub Srilanka ,Srilanka Telecom , Readme, BrandMe, Tamilmirror were in the Sponsor list.
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