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MillionSpaces takes centre-stage at SLASSCOM’s Innovation Awards 2019


MillionSpaces, an online marketplace where users discover and book unique spaces and venues for various events, was bestowed with the 1st Runner-Up for the highly-coveted ‘Best Disruptor Award’ at the annual ‘Innovation Awards and Gala 2019’, hosted by SLASSCOM at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The awards recognize and celebrate innovators across a range of award categories in the knowledge solutions industry. MillionSpaces was selected out of 100 submissions for the awards, which were distributed in seven categories, of which the ‘Best Disruptor Award’ was one of the most keenly contested. Having disrupted the events booking industry in Sri Lanka, MillionSpaces is currently poised to go live in Singapore, successfully onboarding hundreds of venues in preparation for its launch to Singapore’s citizens in March 2020. Expanding its regional footprint beyond Sri Lanka’s shores moves the company closer to its vision to ‘be the global platform for venue bookings by 2025’, as it invests in further augmenting its offerings. Recording up to 7000 bookings a month, MillionSpaces has a listing of over 1,250 spaces for Colombo and 50,000 bookings in 2019.

Prasath Nanayakkara, Founder, Chairman and CEO of MillionSpaces says, “We are thrilled to win the 1st Runner-up for the Best Disruptor Award, because it shows the impact that MillionSpaces has made and how it has the appealed to customers because of its real-time and customizable qualities. The SLASCOM awards are the premier Tech Innovation Awards for the Sri Lankan IT and BPM Industry – and we are proud to be selected as one of the winners. Technology should empower and simplify people’s lives and this is exactly what MillionSpaces does by transforming the traditional event space bookings. Every space is curated by the MillionSpaces team with an eye for tasteful design, negating the multitude of phone calls otherwise necessary to find the perfect space that fits both budget and location.”

SLASSCOM acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan Knowledge Solutions industry Awards and this year’s awards were presented under seven categories, namely, Best Product Innovation, Best Disruptor Award, Best Client Delivery Innovation, Best Innovation in Internal Processes, Best Technology or Framework Innovation, Best Start-up Product/Service and Best Innovation in Business Process Management.

Adding further, Ganatharan Jeyakumar, Co-Founder, MillionSpaces, says, “To win this accolade from amongst some notable competition has boosted our confidence, ahead of the launch of MillionSpaces in Singapore. Undoubtedly MillionSpaces fulfills a unique need in any market for a quick, reliable and easy event space booking tool, as MillionSpaces is the only platform to provide real-time availability of spaces and an instant booking feature with the best price guaranteed. MillionSpaces continues to invest heavily in artificial intelligence capabilities and predictive analytics, while conducting R&D to enrich its search algorithms for better customization.”

MillionSpaces provides the ideal platform for space owners and people looking for a venue to meet and network, and hosts a range of spaces that accommodate parties, meetings, sports, conferences, interviews, trainings, photoshoots, weddings, hot desks, and concerts. Venue owners can list their space by entering some basic information and photographs to be featured amongst the curated spaces on the site, for no upfront fees, while MillionSpaces empowers users to book the spaces via three simple clicks on mobile devices.

(Media Release)

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