The theme’ Augmented Living,’ the Disrupt Asia 2019 conference organized by Sri Lanka’s Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), is scheduled to take place on 12 October, establishing a platform for startups to showcase their innovations globally.
The theme’ Augmented Living’ will concentrate on contributing to enhancing innovation and technology achievements to support human lifestyles and their capacity to make a true and lasting contribution to growth, according to the organizers.
The conference and festival will also provide a platform for start-ups to network with their investors, obtain hands-on guidance, insights into start-up strategy and opportunities for worldwide growth, helping drive Sri Lanka’s age of tech development.
Disrupt Asia will provide access to valuable and powerful startup expertise from organizations such as RISE, Techstars, Seedstars, AngelHack, City zone, and STARTUPRIGHT. Local startups will be able to meet the said organizations to explore the forging of strategic partnerships, the possibility of receiving investment or gain tactical advice.
ICTA Industry Development Program Head Sachindra Samararatne said that tickets would be available for purchase for Rs. 4,000 while a 50% discount would be provided for university students interested in participating at the event.
Disrupt Asia 2019 is endorsed by the Ministry of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is the Innovation Partner while the Gold partner is Visa.
Crowdisland, DirectPay and Hatch are ecosystem partners and Cinnamon Hotels and Walkers Tours are the Hospitality and Travel Partners. The Volunteer Partner is Gudppl and Startup Accelerator by PWC SL, STARTUPRIGHT and AngelHack are the Knowledge Partners.
Dialog Television and Dialog are respectively Pay TV and Broadband Partners while Ath Pavura and CITRA are the Social Innovation Partners. Bhasha Lanka is the Mobile Solutions Partner while PayHere is the Payment Partner for the event.