Over the past couple of years Ideamart, the developer platform powered by Dialog Axiata, has enabled the creation of thousands of apps, by hundreds of developers and content providers. Most of these apps are SMS and USSD based apps using telco APIs exposed by Dialog. Developers who have utilized this platform successfully are getting good returns and has resulted in the emergence of several entrepreneurs.
With aims of taking these entrepreneurs to the next level, Ideamart has partnered with Venture Engine to bring Venture Engine – Ideamart Startup Competion. This competition will provide developers with high potential Ideamart apps a chance to obtain funding to transform that idea to a successful startup. This is a valuable rare opportunity, and hopefully the developer community will take full advantage of it. Ideas should be submitted by the 20th of April. No time to lose!!
For more information on the competition click here.
To learn more about Ideamart, visit www.ideamart.lk
Get you websites polished up as the Bestweb.lk 2013 competition is about to kick off. This competition which is organized by the LK domain Registry aims to create recognition for top Sri Lankan web sites as well as increasing the quality level of them. To be eligible to compete, your website should have a local presence as well as a .lk domain name.
The registration is web based, quite simple and would probably take you about 5 minutes to submit. Registrations are open from today: 3rd June till 31st July. Awards will be given category wise as well as an overall winner. The winners will be announced in August. (The list of Awards is given below)
– The Overall Best three Sri Lankan websites.
– Three awards for winners in each of 8 categories and additional Merit awards.
– Three special award of “Best website developer”,“Best Sinhala website” and “Best Tamil website”
So if you have a decent eligible site, go forth and submit here.
For more information visit www.bestweb.lk or their facebook page.
Spark IT is competition organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce(CCC) with aims to jump start businesses of local ICT entrepreneurs. Through this competition CCC will create a platform for these entrepreneurs to create better business plans as well as giving access to lucrative investors. CCC are also planning to increase the amount of investment by chamber members to the ICT industry with a target of creating over 100 ICT startups by 2016.
This competition is open for owners of ICT start ups or entrepreneurs with a plan of starting their ICT business. Candidates must first submit the Spark IT application form before 16th February. From all applications 25 will be shortlisted for presentations and interviews. Then the candidates form the top 10-15 presentations will be invited for a workshop where they will work closely with the investment panel to fine tune their business plan.The Finale will be on the 11th of March 2013, from which 5-10 candidates will be chosen as winners.
The top 3 business plans will be awarded prizes while all the winners will be getting a chance to go through the venture engine program which would be kicking off in May 2013. This is a great chance for all ICT entrepreneurs to get guidance from the investor panel, to build connections and also to get media coverage on their start up.
So if you own a start up or have a plan for one, make sure you apply for Spark IT and grab this opportunity.
Click here for more information on Spark IT