2 Top Young Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs under 30 in 2016. Forbes Asia Magazine has selected the top promising young leaders, daring entrepreneurs and game changers and Asian startups in ten different sectors. The first-ever “30 Under 30 Asia” list, featuring 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Asia in 10 categories who are under 30 years of age and who are transforming business, technology, industry, media, culture and more. Below is the Asia categorized full list of the two talented and recognized individuals from Sri Lanka.

2 Top Young Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs – Forbes Magazine

Consumer Technology Sri Lanka 2016 – Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Ganindu Nanayakkara, 25 – Innovator, iHelmet
Social Entrepreneurs Sri Lanka – Forbes 30 Under 30 List 2016
Nushelle de Silva, 28 – Founder, Building Bridges

Sri Lanka – Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List 2016 – Continued …

Ganindu Nanayakkara, 25 – Innovator, iHelmet. Today, he is part of the 99XTechnology team and is listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Asia as one of the greatest innovators on the continent. Currently he’s looking at options of manufacturing it locally in Sri Lanka on his own. This presents a bunch of challenges such as establishing supply lines and ensuring it gets stocked at retailers. Should the options prove to be not viable, Ganindu will be licensing iHelmet out to existing helmet manufacturers who have approached him with offers of producing and selling it. Going forward, Ganindu hopes to build a holding company that will invest in startups. Initially, this will not be a tech company he says, but in the long-run he hopes it will be and change the world.


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