GOING NATIVE
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

GOING NATIVE

Are you a startup or a digital marketer? We are partnering up with Roar media for an interactive workshop on  Native advertising. Come and learn what Native advertising is and how Startups can leverage Native advertising to attract consumers. 

This is a workshop where you will get to learn, present ideas and walk away with gifts!

Daran Kandasamy - Head of Creative Strategy - Roar Media

With 15 years of experience in the fields of advertising and marketing, Daran is responsible for the creative direction of all advertising campaigns and partnerships undertaken by Roar Studios, the advertising arm of Roar Media. Previously, he worked as the Chief Creative Officer at BLERD and Senior Art Director at JWT Sri Lanka.

Yohan Fonseka - Head of Sales - Roar Media

With 7+ experience in sales and marketing in Sri Lanka as well as in the UK, Yohan has helped various startup's to drive their sales. Having skin in the game, he has seen how sales and marketing strategies have evolved from a simple cold call to complex social selling. He will be providing important phycological insights on to how consumers make decisions and how to surpass limiting barriers. 

Agenda:

- Introduction to Native advertising

- Case studies (Local and international) on how Native advertising is been used

- Ideation for participants businesses

- Presenting ideas to others

- Selecting a winner

Registrations now open!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/going-native-tickets-51068062951


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LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB

Colombo Cooperative is excited to host this event with The Better Tomorrow Movement (TBTM) for a delightful session.

"Finding your dream job takes work, and your competition is out there hustling". 

Colombo Cooperative is a community for entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers and hustlers to work on their ideas, projects and ventures. It's a co-working space designed beautifully for productivity, creativity and focus, ranging from open desks to individual and team offices. It's a place without hierarchy, where everyone is equal and failure is celebrated.

TBTM is an international youth organization that works to develop youth capacity through online and offline interactive learning programs in the hopes of getting more young people civically engaged in their communities. The "Good Human Series" is one of the programs that TBTM spearheaded in Sri Lanka to provide insight into areas of impact creation and overall youth capacity building. Aimed at individuals, under the age of 28, their workshops have covered topical areas including financial literacy, stress management, mental health, and gender-based violence. These workshops have been able to reach 300 students across Sri Lanka in both urban and rural areas.

There is no secret, one-size-fits-all its formula to finding and landing your dream job. However, there are 3 things you can do at any stage in your career to make sure you’re on the right track. Join us for an interactive workshop through the Good Human Series. 

Sohaani Perera - Urban Land Institute

Sohaani Perera is a corporate account manager for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), associate board member of HousingUp.org, communications strategist and global development advocate. Prior to ULI, she has worked for the International Center for Research on Women, the Center for Global Development and UNDP Sri Lanka.  

Registrations now open!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landing-your-dream-job-tickets-50525579368


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 INSIDER TIPS ON TRAVEL TRENDS
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

INSIDER TIPS ON TRAVEL TRENDS

Yes, we all like our #wanderlust Instagram posts and watching bloggers jet set around the world. But what’s next? Tourism is expected to be one of the largest contributors to the Sri Lankan economy, and the number of supplementary services and industries are endless. Today’s start-up arena is yet to capitalize on these opportunities available and add value to the millions of tourists who pass through Sri Lanka every year. The speakers at the event come from a variety of backgrounds in the hospitality sector, and will highlight global trends and how these are expected to affect Sri Lanka in the next 5-10 years. Come, learn and network with like-minded individuals looking to make a mark in the travel industry. 

Ayubo.lk – Shageevan, CIO

Shageevan is the Director and CIO at Ayubo.lk, which provides an online platform for travelers to expidite their accommodation, transportation, activities, and custom tours at affordable rates.   

Feild Travel Company - Savindri, Co-Founder

Savindri is the Co-Founder Director of The Fields Travel Company and the founder of The Math School, a mathematics tutoring service for children and adults. Prior to founding Fields in March 2015, she has held positions based in Science research abroad as well as positions related to Quantitative Finance and Sustainability within Sri Lanka’s private sector. 

OMAK  Technologies - Ehantha Sirisena, Chief Executive Officer

Ehantha is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer by profession, is fanatical about creating an IT company that is different, fun and globally recognised. He has experience in several industries, after the completion of his degree he has been involved in working for a leading IT consultancy and a management consultancy specializing in Business Process reengineering.

Pikanite - Praveen, CEO

An avid traveller, Praveen has a background in software and impact investments at boutique firms and MNCs. He currently leads the team at Pikanite on product and strategy, moonlights as an unofficial travel agent and constantly looks for amusing hotels on the app. 

Santani Wellness- Chamindra, Director of Operations

Santani is a luxury wellness resort located in the mountains of Sri Lanka. In just 2 years, the resort has been selected by Time, Vogue, CNT, T+L, Forbes and others as one of the best hotels, spas and wellness resorts in the world. Chamindra oversees the entire operation of Santani. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Duke University and his M.B.A. at the University of Leicester. He has close to 10 years of experience in hospitality and marketing, and recently attended the professional development program at Cornell University in New York.

This event is organized by Santani Wellness Resort in collaboration with Colombo Cooperative. Event beverage partner is Soul Coffee!

 

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How to Start a Business in 10 Days + How to Raise a Million
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

How to Start a Business in 10 Days + How to Raise a Million

We’ve added a second event due to overwhelming demand!

Colombo Cooperative is inviting Cherie Kong-Colucci & Zina Sultana from Entrepreneur Me, UK. Bringing their "How to start a Business in 10 days" and "How to raise a million" talks to Sri Lankan audiences for the first time, this limited engagement is a can’t-miss for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs.

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Opening Week: How to Start a Business in 10 Days + How to Raise a Million
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Week: How to Start a Business in 10 Days + How to Raise a Million

The second event in our Opening Week event series features Cherie Kong-Colucci & Zina Sultana from Entrepreneur Me, UK. Bringing their "How to start a Business in 10 days" and "How to raise a million" talks to Sri Lankan audiences for the first time, this limited engagement is a can’t-miss for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs.

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Opening Week: Money Matters w/ Career Sutra x TBTM
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Week: Money Matters w/ Career Sutra x TBTM

The transition we make from depending on our parents’ money to managing our own finances is one that can be rocky, to say the least! Yet, this information gap is rarely addressed by our school curricula, nor is it a topic of learning that is easily delved in to.

In response, TBTM will be hosting a fun and interactive workshop on all-things money to help you navigate these finance-related matters!

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Creative Innovation Through Design Thinking
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Innovation Through Design Thinking

The use of Design Thinking concepts in corporate environments has proven to create opportunities for differentiation, and with its ability to work across any business domain; it is fast establishing itself as the peerless approach to profitability across the globe.

We believe the ability to make creative innovations is not a coincidence or something that only a selected few are born with, instead it is a lifestyle that can be developed and groomed through the right level of coaching and opportunity.

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Let's Talk About Fats w/ Barreessential & oDoc
Jul
4
6:00 PM18:00

Let's Talk About Fats w/ Barreessential & oDoc

The first in a series of talk by Barressential & oDoc, "Let's Talk About Fats" is an engaging and comprehensive look at cholesterol, heart health and how the food we eat matter. The evening will comprise of a 45 minute chat with our speakers followed by refreshments courtesy of Ceylon Coconut Company.

Registration required.

For members of Barressential, oDOC and Colombo Cooperative.

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Ladies, Wine and Design - Portfolio Reviews
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Ladies, Wine and Design - Portfolio Reviews

Ladies, Wine & Design is hosting their next event in partnership with Colombo Cooperative! Best suited for female design students and newcomers to the industry, this is your chance to bring your portfolio or website, have a discussion about your work and shape a portfolio based on your goals together with top design industry professionals.

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