Last chance to enter Venture Engine | Sunday Observer

Last chance to enter Venture Engine

The closing date for enrolment in the six-week Venture Engine program to be held between January and mid-February 2019, is tomorrow, December 10..

Many submissions have been made in areas such as FinTech, agriculture, education, logistics and tourism.Participants will benefit from intense workshop sessions in key areas, from preparing an investor-friendly business plan and valuations, to product-market fit, financial and legal planning and analysis of case studies. Those reaching the final stage of the program will be mentored by top international investors such as Google’s Vice President for India & SEA Rajan Anandan.

“Investors are keen to work with overachieving and agile entrepreneurs who show exemplary leadership and self-motivation skills. There is no better place to find more capable people than Venture Engine, where participants are well prepared for ground realities as well as future success, including access to the right mentors and important local and global networks,” the main organiser of Venture Engine, Lankan Angel Network Chairman, Mano Sekaram said.

A founder of Venture Engine and the Lankan Angel Network, and General Partner at BOV Capital, Prajeeth Balasubramaniam said, “A 2014 honoree at the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) in Macau, Venture Engine is already well known in Sri Lanka and abroad for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Our partnership with social impact investor Aavishkaar, and particularly the introduction of Aavishkaar’s Impact Award, has greatly helped highlight high-potential, for-profit ventures in Sri Lanka that have embraced social innovation as a key part of their business model.”

The top three winners, along with the winner of the latest edition’s Impact Award, will receive attractive cash prizes as well as direct access to raise investment via the Lankan Angel Network, as well as its regional and international counterparts like the Indian Angel Network, and even through funds such as Aavishkaar and BOV Capital