Business Times

Internet pioneer Gigi Wang of MIT/Stanford Venture Lab to speak in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Infotechs Ltd is hosting a workshop by Gigi Wang who sits on the boards of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab and the Wireless Communications Alliance which are leading high tech forums in the Silicon Valley promoting entrepreneurship, along with technology and business innovation.
The workshop/seminar will be held on August 8 in Colombo.

“She will be addressing on ‘Lessons from the Successes of the Silicon Valley – what Sri Lankan Technology leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, educators, investors, bankers and policy makers can learn and do’ and she will discuss how entrepreneurial companies recognize, enhance and harness the creative talents of the human spirit,” Susantha Pinto, Chairman Infotechs Group of Companies said in a media release.

He added that her main goals in visiting Sri Lanka are to assist Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and businesses understand the success drivers for innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, while learning about the different models for nurturing and incubating entrepreneurs.

“She will also develop and refine model(s) to replicate the innovation and entrepreneurial success of Silicon Valley, adapted for the Sri Lankan business culture,” he said, adding that she will also address the role played by the two leading global academic centers, MIT and Stanford in the Silicon Valley in creating the environment that produced Google, Apple, Facebook and others.

Ms Wang a frequent speaker at entrepreneur and innovation conferences around the world.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Other Business Times Articles
Chaos at Sri Lanka Tourism
Raffles chain coming to Sri Lanka
Second hand vehicles call at H'tota port
President praises action of former NSB Working Director
CB says still probing NSB-TFC deal
BT to facilitate formation of minority shareholders body
No ordinary hotel visit!
Comment - Hurrah for justice and SEC courage
Political spin of the economic growth in the North
“End of the road for the apparel industry?”
Dialog brings tuition to your computer screen in the living room
Intelligent Investor column takes a break
NSB-TFC share deal cannot be justified whatsoever, says former NSB chairman
Fitch affirms Sri Lanka Insurance at 'AA(lka)'/Stable
Conglomerate Hayleys reports best year ever in group history
Firstsource Dialog Solutions completes one year of BPO operations
Internet pioneer Gigi Wang of MIT/Stanford Venture Lab to speak in Sri Lanka
Commercial Credit posts massive Rs. 1.2 bln pre-tax profit
LOLC Group bullish on the Northeast- opens 3 new branches there
Adding a spark to the ‘Atlas’ colour range
Chamber discussion on bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and the EU
Kandana students win big-time in Intel competition in the US
Nestlé Lanka revenues up but 2012 a ‘challenging’ year
Fitch revises NDB outlook to ‘Negative’
Leisure sector largest contributor to JKH growth
Fraud on the rise - KPMG study shows
WSO2 accelerates business in Sri Lanka
Even the Southwest monsoon will bring natural disasters
Unique opportunity for young Lankan visionaries on IT creations
Commercial Bank reports robust deposit growth in 1Q 2012
Expolanka Freight secures carbon neutral certification
Sri Lanka's first satellite company launched
Small shareholders association idea draws huge support in BT poll
First pesticide-free termite protection system in Sri Lanka from Hayleys
Dandugam Oya float plane aerodrome opens
NSB's flawed stock market deal prompts the government to tighten screws
ST Business Club meets on Wednesday
Brandix helps Colombo University in 4th campus initiative


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 1996 - 2012 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved | Site best viewed in IE ver 8.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution