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Serving & Surviving: Balancing the Two Worlds

The 6th installment of IEEE INSL 2018 workshop series

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Have you ever thought if your startup should be socially beneficial while generating revenue? Knowing entrepreneurship is neither easy nor risk-free, have you thought how to sustain your startup in the long run?

Hold on. Don’t worry! Experts will clear all your doubts at the 6th workshop of IEEE Innovation Nation Sri Lanka 2018 on ‘Serving & Surviving: Balancing the Two Worlds’. Here comes the 5th workshop in IEEE Innovation Nation Sri Lanka 2018 workshop series focusing on Sales and UX. No more messed up product design and No more confusion on sales! Be there on the 23rd of October. Hurry up and register yourselves soon.

Be there at UCSC on the 8th of November 2018 at 4.30 PM! Register yourself and Reserve your seat.

Register now via RSVP.LK

Event Agenda

  • 4.30 PM - 5.00 PM Registration of participants
  • 5.00 PM - 5.05 PM Introduction to the session
  • 5.05 PM - 6.00 PM Isura De Silva, Business Consultant for Sarvodaya-Fusion
  • 6.00 PM - 7.00 PM Eranda Ginige, Founder of Social Enterprise Lanka and Ambassador for Democracy Earth Foundation
  • 7.00 PM - Conclusion of the session.
Anyone can participate, but the priority will be given for the selected INSL teams. Only a limited number of seats are available for others. (First come first serve basis)

Speaker Delegates

Personal Profiles of the Event Speakers

Eranda Ginige

Founder of Social Enterprise Lanka (SELANKA)



Eranda's Personal Profile

Eranda Ginige is the Founder of Social Enterprise Lanka (SELANKA), the pioneer in building a thriving social enterprise sector in Sri Lanka. He also acts as Ambassador for Democracy Earth to Sri Lanka, promoting blockchain-based Liquid Democracy.

Eranda is the Author of the first book written in Sinhala on the subject of Social Entrepreneurship titled “How to become a Successful Social Entrepreneur – Handbook of Social Entrepreneurs“.

He is the former Head of Innovation, Partnerships and Business Development at the British Council in Sri Lanka. Eranda started the recent movement of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka by organising FUTURES – Social Innovation Forum held in 2014. He is the co-creator and host of the popular television show “ATH PAVURA” which promotes Sri Lankan social entrepreneurs and impact investors.

Isura Silva

Business Consultant, Social Technopreneur & Educationist


Isura's Personal Profile

He is a business consultant, social technopreneur and Educationist, fuelled by passion and a vision to grow rural social enterprises using STEAM education in Sri Lanka. Since 2006 he has been leading Sarvodaya-Fusion, a leading ‘IT for development’ Social Enterprise whose mission is to bring digital access, digital literacy and digital benefits to every person in the nation.

He was featured in the “40 Under 40” on Echelon magazine in 2014 as one of the most important risk takers, job creators and rule breakers. At Sarvodaya-Fusion, he has connected global CSR partners like Microsoft, CISCO, Facebook, and HSBC.

Moreover, with the World Bank, he has led a four-country social enterprise innovation program (Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh) as well. Currently, he is a business consultant to Sarvodaya-Fusion and two organisations in e-commerce and AI-based online education.