Spiralation grooms tech startups | Sunday Observer

Spiralation grooms tech startups

5 January, 2020
Director, Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria, Sujit Christy, conducts a workshop on Security essentials for startups.
Director, Layers-7 Seguro Consultoria, Sujit Christy, conducts a workshop on Security essentials for startups.

Spiralation, a tech-startup supportive program organised by the Information and Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) facilitated 16 tech startups through seed funding, comprehensive training, workshops and guidance.

Twelve selected startups were funded Rs 1.5 million each along with comprehensive training, endorsement by the government and opportunities to develop locally and internationally and the other four startups were provided with all-inclusive training and guidance. Spiralation has supported 70 startups from various fields backing up with guidance and utilities to help them develop into giant companies.

Spiralation has primarily focused on uplifting the national economy and raising the living standards of people through empowerment of tech-startups which influence the society and are capable of addressing social issues.

The program also expects to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as global goals adopted by United Nations Member States, a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and bring peace and prosperity to the planet by 2030.

The tech-startups facilitated by the program are: Frammix, Thingerbits, Tracified, RN Innovations, Ideal Six, BookClub.lk, SchoolX, Univiser, Smartstudy, Real Pixels, Kayal Technologies, Cookoo eats, Iron blood games, Lanka Travel Mart, Direct Pay and FieldR. Some of these tech startups are up and running, providing solutions to customers enabling a sustainable future in addition to achieving company goals and developing to be giants in the industry.

Thingerbits is an edutech-based startup which inculcates a DIY culture among people enabling them to develop creativity and new ideas.

The SchoolX is an internet driven learning platform which promotes self-learning through digital content and allows students to be more creative and not be solely dependent on teachers.

Bookclub.lk is a digital publishing and technology company. Univiser is an e-mentoring platform, a customisable peer to peer solution that connects prospects, current students and alumni of an education institute.

SmartStudy is an innovation web application to improve the MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) scoring ability of students and job seekers.

Frammix is a Virtual Reality (VR) platform where they create VR tours, mainly targeting the ancient sites.

RN Innovations is another tech startup which develops Intruder Detection Systems providing total security solutions, especially to banks.

Kayal Technologies is an early stage startup working on computer vision and robotics startup.

Idealsix is an innovative solution provider for local councils which focuses mainly on waste management. The startup has recently built a mobile app called UCEMB which is being used by the Embilipitiya Municipal Council in deploying waste management.

Tracified is an innovative supply chain traceability platform that allows premium product sellers to communicate their product value via retail and e-commerce channels.

Cookoo Eats is an on-demand food delivery application that helps bring food to the consumers in a convenient and reliable manner.

Spiralation was funded by the Ministry of Industrial Exports and Investment Promotions which was formerly known as the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade.

The ministry has identified ICTA as a leading stakeholder to streamline the National Exports Strategy (NES).