I’m at the Colombo Hackathon. It’s pretty great, I can barely get a blog out. The amount and quality of startup ideas is impressive, and now people are working on realifying those ideas in teams. It’s quite inspiring really.
There’s also an exit, ie, you can cash out, theoretically. Venture Engine is looking for business proposals which get polished and put in front of actual investors,including the Indian Angel Network.
I say inspiring because I feel like doing something. I’m actually working on a location-based cabs app right now. You can help by clicking this survey, on what type of cab you take.
Their are people here doing products for weddings, tourism, charity, reality TV. These are local and global in scope. Meanwhile there are mentors (from ticketslk and create.ly, among others) sitting and giving great advice. A while back I asked if Sri Lanka really had a startup culture. Now I think it does. This is it.