Google for Entrepreneurs Week is an annual week celebrating entrepreneurs and the anniversary of the Google for Entrepreneurs team.
This is scheduled to begin on 30th September 2013 and will be going on till 4th of October 2013 at Park Street Mews and Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
That’s it peeps. It’s a wrap up. See you tomorrow. diGIT team signing off.
That’s the end of the QnA session with Rukman.
” isn’t expanding your business to India, a mistake? India being the 2nd most popular country in the world”
“You can’t fear competition. In India, access very tough and having a good market place really does help you.”
” Does your MBA helps you?”
“Honestly speaking, I don’t remember anything I studied. But Its good to have a professional qualification.”
“Take a critical look on everything around you. See what can be improved and modified and then go do it” – Rukman.
KottuVille : redefining kottu, he says.
After a long time of struggle with the idea, at last “Treakurious” happened. Re-imagine travel and leisur, Providing Technology solutions and Tourism solutions.
His financial crisis lead to his own existential crisis. He took a challenge and made into the finalist of a competition.
He says that he became a serial entrepreneur very recently.
He always wanted to experiment with stuff and to change the world.
Team Google Drive wins the Ice Breaker.
Rukman Sivaloganathan takes the microphone, he is from Trekurious PVT LTD and the Founder of @KottuVille, Sri Lankas first Digital Food Truck.
Harsha gets off from the stage.
An entertainment activity / Ice Beaker will take place now. Participants will have to get to know each other from their team in 1 1/2 minutes. And then nominate 5 from each team for the next activity on stage.
“How am I supposed to pick the right people for the team?”
“This is an tough question. Its very important to get the people who are capable of doing the job you want them to do and are passionate about it. Attitude does matter too rather than only paper qualifications.”
Harsha says that he was never financially frustrated after
“Are you emphasizing that you shouldn’t go for a debt while starting-up?”
If you are confident and willing to take a risk which is an important credential of an entrepreneur , you should go for it. but sometimes it gives you pressure and and makes you loose you comfort zone.”
“How did the financial drive made you feel?”
” You may have to have some initial cash to start the start-up but you also have to have a product which will make you some money and will do financial good to you and your fellow colleagues.”
A question from an audience “Do you believe in Educational Success?”
Harsha replies, “you should follow a professional course which will add more to you and your abilities.”
Harsha says that you should live your life to the fullest. With that note hi concludes his speech. Its the QnA session now. Its open to the crowd to ask any questions or to clear their doubts.
” Executing the idea should be given priority. Somebody with better financial support will figure it out and execute it, if you don’t”.
Generate ideas which will make you money, will add some value to the society.
They have won so may awards that they have got sick of awards, Harsha says.
WSO2 mobile is Harshas 3rd Global company which also does his work from Silicon Vally.
“Innovation changes everything”. – Harsha,
In 2005 MicroImage came up with the 1st GSM based Tsunami early warning solution which was powered by Dialog GSM back in those times. They also came up with Sri Lankas first Digital eBook solutions along with Etisalat PLC.
Today Microimage is a company worth of Millions and they provide solutions in almost 10 countries all around the world.
Harsha says that he was only 19 years old when they started this company and everyone was doubting him and his team.
“Passion” is the key for technology birth of MicroImage. MicroImage was started as School Club in 1992 where they came up with Sinhala fonts for Windows 3.1 and MicrImage was Incorporated in 1995.
By the time he was done with his O/Ls, he was able to code in almost all the languages which were available by that time. Basic, Basic GW, Turbo Basic, C and C++ etc in a XP PC with 445MHz.
Harsha asks everyone to come forward and he wants yhis to be an interactive session.
He also shares his story about computers and programming.
Rohan passes the microphone to Harsha, Founder of MicroImage, who will be speaking on “Crossing the first hurdle, Bringing your idea to life”.
Since this is a new concept and a start-up event, they had to do some homework too. Says Rohan.
Rohan shares this video with the fellow participants.
Rohan starts the event by Thanking the participants and also stated that from about 700 applications only 75 were selected to participate in this event.
Follow this Live Blog session to keep updated with this event. You also can follow this Live Stream via here –> http://live.nenasa.dialog.lk/stream1.html
Hola. diGIT team here from the event itself. The event is about to start in a while. Food has been served and everyone is asked to take their food and take seats.