Hatch awarded Best Co-working Space in the world

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 24 2021

Hatch, a Sri Lankan co-working space, start-up incubator and accelerator was awarded ‘The Best Co-Working Space’ in the world at the Global Start-up Awards 2021. This is the first time a Sri Lankan or a South Asian organisation has secured a win in this category, marking a momentous milestone for Sri Lanka’s start-up ecosystem.

Hatch was selected from two rounds on a regional and global level from more than 18,000 nominees. To secure the coveted award, Hatch won against five world-class global finalists who had been awarded regionally. The Global Start-up Awards seeks to recognise the ‘future-shapers’ of the world and has awarded companies like UiPath, Zendesk, Supercell, Turbine and Grab over the last decade.

For Hatch, the global accolade is a welcome validation of their work over the years. “We are thankful that within a short span of three years, our vision and efforts to become a platform for entrepreneurship and innovation is recognised on a global stage. This is a reflection of the evolution, phenomenal growth and capacity of South Asia’s ecosystem of star-tups. We’re excited to show the world that the emerging start-up ecosystem in Sri Lanka is advanced, powerful, and is fostering the next generation. The strength and resilience of any ecosystem lie with its community – our sincere appreciation goes out to all our partners, mentors and supporters who have contributed towards forging this vibrant ecosystem and placing Sri Lanka firmly on the map. Despite the challenges of the past years, we are hopeful for our journey ahead,” said Brindha Selvadurai-Gnanam, CEO and Co-Founder of Hatch.

Collaboration is at the core of Hatch’s ethos. Hatch actively partners with several private sector organisations, Sri Lanka’s public sector as well as international agencies to incubate and accelerate the growth of the Sri Lankan start-ups and are now working with regional ecosystems to nurture talent and create market opportunities.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 24 2021

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