Venture Engine 2016 honours three entrepreneurs
Venture Engine 2016 Winner – Hire 1
The 2016 edition of 'Venture Engine' honoured three Lankan
entrepreneurs, Hire 1, Quebee Den and Direct2Door - at its fifth awards
ceremony last week. Hire 1 was also named the recipient of the inaugural
Impact Entrepreneurship Award.
Rajan Anandan, Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Ventures said, "I have no
doubt that their victory at this high-profile event will lead to even
more visibility and opportunities for funding in the future."
Venture Engine 2016 saw over 200 entries encompassing a wide range of
industries, including ICT, Tourism, Ecommerce, Food and Beverages,
Logistics, Tourism, Retail and Education, amongst other sectors. This
year's finalists included processed and canned palmyrah toddy maker
Gala, 3D printer M3DLAB, budget stays network Vista Rooms, the YouTube
for multilingual content KitVita, men's innerwear brand Cavani,
logistics firm Hire 1, SaaS for SMEs service BuzzFlow, WiFi platform
Wifyer, healthy and safe baby products brand Quebee Den, and grocery
delivery venture Direct2Door.
Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Ventures, Prajeeth Balasubramaniam said,
"The successful conclusion of this year's Venture Engine is particularly
special, since it puts us in the enviable position of being ready to
host the Asian Business Angel Forum in Sri Lanka in 2017."