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iAccelerate further builds network with Hatch Works in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo based startup hub Hatch Works and iAccelerate have partnered to assist each other’s startups with a reciprocal “soft landing pad” program. The program encourages startups seeking to enter reciprocal regional markets to spend time building their businesses in Colombo or Wollongong.

“This is part of our vision for a physical as well as virtual global ecosystem that will promote opportunities for iAccelerate residents and mentors – as well as other members of the iAccelerate Innovation Network” said Omar Khalifa, iAccelerate CEO.

“Hatch becomes the latest to become part of the international network of startup hubs to enable entrepreneurs – from iAccelerate’s Innovation Network and from Sri Lanka – to develop market knowledge and collaboration opportunities.  We are very impressed with Hatch and the possibility for it to be a gateway for Sri Lanka and the region” added Khalifa.

“This is exciting for us. We believe we are changing and building the mindsets of tomorrows most successful founders and companies through everything we do at Hatch and partnerships with programs like iAccelerate is an excellent indication of how thriving Sri Lanka’s start-up culture is and will become” commented Jeevan and Nathan, co-founders of Hatch Works.

“At Hatch we strive towards creating a culture of collaboration and co-creation by joining hands with those who are on the same mission as we are. This partnership will enable our entrepreneurs to receive more and more opportunities to scale and grow” added Randhula de Silva, CEO Hatch works.

This partnership will open up fantastic opportunities for the local entrepreneurs enabling them to travel and build business connections in South Asia. We are excited and eager to see the upcoming exchanges, collaboration and connections building from this initiative.

In the last few months we have finalised partnerships with the Startup Lisboa, Lisbon and Da Nang Business Incubator, Vietnam as part of the innovation network which we plan to continue extending.


Note to media:

Please contact us for any interview opportunities on the phone or in person. iAccelerate address is 239, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong.

Media contact: Chris Petersilge, [email protected]


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