Jun 29, 2018

Hatch signs corporate sponsorship agreement with SLASSCOM

Sri Lanka’s newest innovation and incubator space Hatch, recently signed a MoU with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association for Software and Service Companies). Within this Corporate Sponsorship agreement, the SLASSCOM Corporate Office will relocate to Hatch in June and regularly host events of interest to entrepreneurs and on emerging technologies at the Hatch premises.

SLASSCOM acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan innovation and knowledge industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework. SLASSCOM has a membership of over 200 companies and these generate over 90% of the IT/BPM industry export revenue and employment in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s IT exports is the fifth largest export revenue earner estimated to be USD 1.2 billion and identified as a thrust industry within the National Export Strategy (NES).

Hatch is based in the commercial heart of Colombo Fort, building on the success of its first branch in Jaffna. Forming a diverse community for start-ups and new business ventures, Hatch is working alongside smaller companies to turn ideas into reality. Hatch aims to redefine the future of work by providing a vibrant, cost-effective and inspiring environment. Through mentorship programs, access to investors and additional services such as financial and legal advice all under one roof, Hatch offers the largest incubator space of its kind to nurture entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka.Hatch cultivates an environment of innovation, collaboration and support, inspiring Sri Lankan start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Hatch community will benefit from regular access to events hosted by esteemed partners on things that matter most for growing businesses.