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Working at an Early-Stage Startup in Sri Lanka

All the first employees of our new venture Vgo came from corporate backgrounds. None of them had worked at a startup before. The entire Vesess team, on the other hand, had never worked at anything other than a startup: for every one of us, Vesess has been the first and only place of work. There was clearly a culture gap to be bridged.

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Adapt or Die: Surviving the Multinational Threat

In today’s turbulent business environment, organisations need to be able to adapt quickly to ensure continued success. Our local services will have to make swift improvements or risk losing significant marketshare to large, innovative multinational corporations as they expand their reach.

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Colomboard: The Failure of a Good Project

Colomboard was a “good” project, both in terms of business potential and social impact. It empowered a group of very talented young entrepreneurs by providing them with a fair and accessible platform to build their businesses.

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Problems with Youth Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka

It will take a concerted effort from both public and private sectors to come up with long term strategies that encourage youth entrepreneurship and drive technology innovation in Sri Lanka.

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Building a Design Consultancy Business (Part 1)

In this series I am sharing some of the lessons we’ve learned over the last 12 years from running and growing our consultancy business from zero to several hundred thousand dollars per year. In this first part, I talk about how we made that crucial breakthrough in acquiring our first client, and what we could have done better.

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SaaS for Sri Lankan Software Entrepreneurs

Software-as-a-Service is no longer a new frontier: over the past few years it has grown to be a mature and hugely popular way to deliver software products. Flexibility, ease of adoption, ease of scaling and low costs have made SaaS an attractive option for both small businesses and larger enterprises. For technology entrepreneurs in the developing world, SaaS and the infrastructure that has grown to support it represent probably the greatest opportunity in many decades, if not ever.

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