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A picture with an incredible story

A picture with an incredible story

It was taken in 1997 at the Great Wall of China. It shows Jack Ma (the founder of Alibaba) and Jerry Yang (the founder of Yahoo). Two years before the picture was taken, Jerry Yang had founded Yahoo and had become an internet sensation around the world. As a 10-year old emigrant from Taiwan, Jerry had never visited China, but was invited to do so in 1997. The translator who was assigned to him was a junior staffer at the economic ministry – a guy called Jack Ma. Read more - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/picture-incredible-story-omid-scheybani/?trk=eml-email_feed_ecosystem_digest_01-recommended_articles-11-Unknown&midToken=AQFVMrZtANarCw&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=0mPjyPWlbtxE81
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IP Basics for Software Innovations

IP Basics for Software Innovations

Date: April 17 (Tuesday) Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EST Location: Online Presenters: Daniel Dardani, CLP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wendy Zimbone, JD, CLP, Talem IP Law LLP Who should attend: Those who are new to software licensing and/or plan to attend the AUTM Software Course,  May 10 & 11. Course description: This free webinar will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of intellectual property that can be applied to software innovations. Course includes an overview of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Some basic computing and software terms will also be discussed. Read more - http://sherwood-autm.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT03NTM4Nzc0JnA9MSZ1PTExMTMzMDM4ODUmbGk9NTM3NjI0NDE/index.html
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DNA Sequencing, Bioinformatics and Precision Medicine

DNA Sequencing, Bioinformatics and Precision Medicine

Dr. Vladimir Kovacevic is currently working as a Bioinformatics Engineer at Seven Bridges which is a Biotech company headquartered in Massachusetts,USA. He has also worked as a Software Engineer at Intel. His expertise lies in - Digital image and video processing (developing, optimizations and verification of algorithms for specific platforms and environments) - Computer Architecture - Embedded systems - FPGA (vhdl, Sysgen, DSP Builder) - C/C++ programming, Matlab. He has done his PhD at University of Belgrade in Telecommunications and video processing.
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Venture Frontier Lanka Startup Boot Camp

Venture Frontier Lanka Startup Boot Camp

The first edition of Venture Frontier Lanka Startup Boot Camps is knocking at your door! If you have big goals for your startup, apply now for this two-day event that will take place in Colombo (2-3 May) and Jaffna (5-6 May). Joining the event, will not only get you the knowledge on how to grow your business, but also lots of energy and inspiration for leading your startup to success. tinyurl.com/ybvvxz8w
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CLIMBING THE LADDER: THE LEGEND OF DUMINDRA RATNAYAKA

CLIMBING THE LADDER: THE LEGEND OF DUMINDRA RATNAYAKA

He began his career as a mere unpaid intern. Eventually, he would rise to become the CEO of Sri Lanka’s first telecom operator. Then he’d cast it all away. Today, he’s the Chairman of the Board of Investment and an active angel investor. His mission is to help the youth of Sri Lanka build successful companies. But who is Dumindra Ratnayaka? Read more - http://www.readme.lk/dumindra-ratnayaka/
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Sri Lankan Entrepreneur Wins UN Environment Startup Prize

Sri Lankan Entrepreneur Wins UN Environment Startup Prize

March 25, 2018 - A Sri Lankan engineer who has developed an affordable conversion kit to allow tuk tuks to run on electric power has won a US$10,000 grant from UN Environment. As a winner of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge in the Low Carbon Mobility category, Sasiranga De Silva will also receive business and marketing training from global experts, and pitch to win an additional US$10,000 prize to bolster his business. UN Environment’s Director for the Asia-Pacific region, Dechen Tsering, said, “The transport sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Electrifying our transport options is the kind of solution that will make an enormous impact on air quality in Sri Lanka and other countries across the region. We are thrilled to support…
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Tribefunds.lk

Tribefunds.lk

Tribefunds.lk We are a crowdfunding platform promoting projects and ideas of individuals, groups, communities,organisations, companies’ etc. among the general public, with the intention of making a positive impact not only on the indivudual but also benefitting society as a whole. Trustworthiness, honesty, transparency and communication are keys to success, which allows us to be an effective medium for all parties. We cordially invite you to be part of this dynamic revolution! Try this for funding. Can raise 500k to 1 mn easily if you follow the steps with no equity dilution. If you are smart can raise a lot more than that
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Nexus Incubator now accepting applications for our 4th cohort!

Nexus Incubator now accepting applications for our 4th cohort!

Nexus is a collaboration between the American Center and the IC² Institute of The University of Texas at Austin to showcase the best of American and Indian Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Commercialization. The Nexus Incubator offers selected startups unparalleled access to networks of industry and government partners, training from the top commercialization experts around the world, an extensive mentor network as well as access to both private and public fund managers specializing in supporting startups.
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Deakin Innovation Challenge

Deakin Innovation Challenge

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Built Environments at Deakin University is hosting a technology innovation challenge in 2018. The competition will be conducted in two streams. Stream 1 will be for student groups enrolled in a tertiary education institution in Sri Lanka and stream 2 is for student groups enrolled in a secondary school in Sri Lanka. Information on how to enter forms part of these Terms and Conditions. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and entries must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid ​Requirement: 1. The project must address a realistic and preferably a local issue (agriculture, transportation, human machine interface, etc.). 2. Each project team must consist of five students currently enrolled at a Sri Lankan secondary school…
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ENTERPRISE Co-Working Space of University of Moratuwa

ENTERPRISE Co-Working Space of University of Moratuwa

You can now apply for the first batch of startups for ENTERPRISE Co-Working Space of University of Moratuwa Pls follow this LINK (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe62Esjz67SMD5gQf…/viewform) and submit your startup. The Selection of start-ups will be decided by an internal team of UoM. Application deadline is 15th of December 2017. We have space for 15 startups. We will inform the selected parties by 31st December 2017. Facilities Available for student & staff startups at University of Moratuwa (UoM) 1. 2 seats will be available free of charge for 6 months 2. Meeting room facility with projectors - can be reserved based on availability 3. 24 hour co-working space 4. Free Wi Fi 5. Facility to make tea 6. Lunch room 7. Air conditioned work space Compulsory Eligibility Criteria 1. At least one co-founder…
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