Hatch Sri Lanka wins the best co-working space award at the Global Startup Awards 2021. For the first time, a Sri Lankan organization secured such a record among over 18.000 global candidates.
After companies like UiPath, Zendesk, Supercell, Turbine, and Grab, the Hatch became the best co-working space worldwide. And the award confirms the lively atmosphere of the country. After the pandemic, the Sri Lanka government launched a Digital Nomad Visa Scheme, attracting travelers and remote workers worldwide.
Since 2018, the Hatch Sri Lanka hasn’t been only a co-working space. It is also a startup incubator and accelerator. The center provides services, support, and resources to support startups’ growth. In addition, the space aims to cultivate an atmosphere to foster innovation and nourish ideas to impact the world positively.
Spread in Colombo 01 and Jaffna, Hatch offers two physical spaces to offer networking opportunities and workshops to different entrepreneurs. Further, it provides hybrid options for corporations, SMEs, and startups to amble collaborative work and brainstorming. Finally, members can access pioneering programs on positive impact and knowledge sharing.
The best co-working aims to understand startups’ needs today to provide access to local and international resources, networking meetups, and training on innovation and management. The Hatch is in partnership with several private sector organizations. And it has public sector channels and international agencies to accelerate Sri Lankan startups’ growth and create new market opportunities.
Last but not least, co-working promotes an inclusive and supportive culture to create new opportunities and pathways for underrepresented entrepreneur communities. For example, they launched Sri Lanka’s first-ever women-focused accelerator program, AccelerateHER, during World Entrepreneurship Week.
Because of its dynamic activity and inclusive culture, the Hatch won The Best Co-working Space award worldwide.