Energy is defined as the capacity to do work. You need to balance the investment of time with the investment of energy. If I have your time right now as a reader, but you’re exhausted due to lack of sleep last night, the fact that I have your time, doesn’t necessarily mean that I have your attention or your energy.

If we don’t have the right fuel in our tanks, we are not going to be high performers in a sustainable way.

I discovered (or finally admitted to myself)? I have less energy than I have time every day!

That…

Energy is defined as the capacity to do work. You need to balance the investment of time with the investment of energy. If I have your time right now as a reader, but you’re exhausted due to lack of sleep last night, the fact that I have your time, doesn’t necessarily mean that I have your attention or your energy.

If we don’t have the right fuel in our tanks, we are not going to be high performers in a sustainable way.

I discovered (or finally admitted to myself)? I have less energy than I have time every day!

That…

“One of ten recent low-tech inventions that have changed the world” — MIT Technology Review

If the current pandemic has taught us anything, it is that the world needs more curious minds in science to solve global problems. Having seen this need, Hatch has now secured an authorized distribution partnership with Foldscope, to introduce low-cost scientific tools to Sri Lankan students to magnify their science knowledge. This is inline with Hatch’s larger goal to provide Sri Lankans, especially entrepreneurs with opportunity to gain knowledge and create new ideas. …

**All content is an opinion of the contributors and not to be taken as the ultimate source of truth, but a viewpoint for your careful consideration**

As a Startup it is really important to be clear on what you want from an advisor. There are various moral implications, share options, etc. that one must consider when either being an advisor or on boarding an advisor when your a startup.

As a startup you should understand that equity is the most expensive form of financing for a company. However some startups we see use their shares very tactically and give 10–15%…

AI is bursting with possibility. Across the world, AI is improving the lives of citizens in multiple economic and social sectors such as healthcare, education, transport and so on. On Friday, 31st January 2020, Hatch Works together with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held a panel discussion on using AI in agriculture.

AI policy framework in Sri Lanka

SLASSOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies) drafted the policy framework on AI in June 2019 to support the IT/BPM sector’s growth in AI. Jeevan Gnanam, immediate past Chairman of SLASSCOM explained that the AI policy framework in Sri Lanka…

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We’re putting together an all-encompassing product design studio to help you with your idea. Our resident product designer Florian Manderscheid is here to help you navigate an all-new world of breaking and building.

Why is MakerStudio so important?

“We first had the idea to start this back in 2016 but we didn’t have the mandate. At Hatch Works, we combined the idea of a product design studio with the GIZ vocational training efforts in Kilinochchi, and built this MakerStudio,” says Randhula De Silva CEO of Hatch Works.

What can you do at our MakerStudio?

The real question is, what can’t…

Written by Jeevan Gnanam

“If you don’t have the fight; you should not be here.”

I believe a lot of people want to be entrepreneurs as they have a misguided sense that it’s going to make them popular among their peers or their family. In fact, social validation and dopamine hits are one of the levers ecosystem builders use to attract people to take a chance on entrepreneurism. It’s enough to get you started, but it’s not really enough to keep you in the long game.

The funny thing is; if you’re not causing enough of fire and being that…

Sri Lanka is home to many cool ideas. One such idea evolved into a SaaS product called eZuite™ and won the title of ‘Most Innovative & Best Solution in Cloud Computing’ at the Annual Awards Night held by the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) on October 12, 2019.

Lashan Silva of Enhanzer tells us about this cool tech product, the recent recognition they received as well as the challenges they underwent to get to where they are today.

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Enhanzer team won awards at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2019.

What is eZuite?

It is a modern cloud ERP product that simplifies and empowers SME’s to automate business operations such as…

Connecting the right people to the right role, Johann De Cruz of BISTEC Global talks about the importance of building a people-oriented brand from within.

A startup solves a problem and builds a brand that thrives on the skills of people. “Our problem was how to help other businesses grow. Our solution was to offer a comprehensive set of services which we know we can deliver,” said Johann De Cruz, CEO of BISTEC Global, a platform for businesses to expand products and services through a global talent pool.

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Team BISTEC Global at hatch

The company offers software development, IT infrastructure, accounting, business consultancy services and…

Round one of the mentorship programme “Hatch Nurture” came to a close in September with ten startups learning and evolving under the guidance of 18 experienced mentors. What began in June 2019 lasted three months in which mentees discussed their business with the mentors and received valuable insight and direction. We spoke to some of the founders and their mentors about it.

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Mentors and mentees discuss their startup at hatch works Sri Lanka

How did the founders benefit from Hatch Nurture?

Jude Kumar of Eatme Global said that he made major changes in his startup after the mentorship. “Our product wasn’t market ready and we had no idea what to do…

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