The Startup Survey was one of the first steps in that journey – this survey report will help investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs to debate, deliberate and facilitate building an ecosystem to foster the ‘1,000 Startup Program’ initiative launched by SLASSCOM.
This project consumed huge amount of work, research
Implementation would not have been possible had it
not been for the support of numerous individuals and
organizations. We would like to extend our sincerest
Vice Chairman and Entrepreneurship Lead
Executive Director (SLASSCOM)
Marketing and Brand Specialist (DMS Electronics)
Project Executive (SLASSCOM)
Ali	Marikar	Bawa
Senior Research Analyst (Stax)
Senior Data Analyst (Stax)
SLASSCOM has an aspiration of achieving $ 5 Billion in Export
Revenue and creating 200,000 direct and indirect employment
opportunities in the IT/BPM industry by 2022. We believe that the next
phase of growth in our industry will be powered by companies that are
yet to be born or are still at their early stages.
Hence, it is absolutely imperative that we nurture and promote
Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. 'Startup Sri Lanka' is an initiative by
SLASSCOM to ignite Entrepreneurship and is an integral part of
SLASSCOM's plan to launch 1,000 start-ups, which is one of our core
initiatives in order to achieve our aspiration for 2022.
In Sri Lanka each year, million people enter the job market. Jobs
need to be created, the government sector has almost reached its
limit and the private sector has to now provide 8 out of 10 jobs. We
believe fostering Entrepreneurship will not only create wealth but more
importantly, create much needed Jobs.
The Startup Survey was one of the first steps in that journey this
survey report will help investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs to
debate, deliberate and facilitate building an ecosystem to foster the
'1,000 Startup Program' initiative launched by SLASSCOM.
My sincere thanks goes to Startup Sri Lanka and the SLASSCOM
Entrepreneurship Forum, headed by Ruwindhu Peiris, for their efforts
in conducting the survey and publishing this report.