March 13, 2009 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s software industry has teamed up with the British Council to promote technology entrepreneurship among university students. The “Graduate Enterprise Challenge 09” is a contest aimed at grooming the next generation of ‘technology entrepreneurs’, the British Council and Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) said in a statement.
“Technology driven globalization is creating unprecedented opportunities for anyone from anywhere to create business in a way which was unimaginable several years ago,” they said.
The Graduate Enterprise Challenge (GEC) is a business plan competition that is open to undergraduate and graduate students in Sri Lanka.
British Council has started ˜Graduate Entrepreneurship’ development in Sri Lanka under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and the University Grants Commission.
The joint venture between British Council and SLASSCOM aims to promote technology entrepreneurship and encourage business networks between graduate enterprises in Sri Lanka and the UK
SLASSCOM acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry