Who we are

Central startup hub is a non-profit. unconventional and unconstrained organization established with the strong guidance of the Information and Communication Technology Agency and University of Peradeniya and driven by the startup and freelancer community in Central Province.
we are planning to bring all technology based companies, startups, individuals, enthusiasts, hobbyists together in order to form a huge community of technology park in the central province.
in order to make this a reality, are willing to provide these services as well :
  • Networking opportunities
  • Community Building
  • Training & Development
  • Mentoring
  • Infrastructure Facilities
  • Funding
  • Incubation Facilities
  • Capacity Building

central startup hub is the spearhead of the mission, which will gather all entities that share the same interest as we are, together.
Central Startup Hub services

Networking opportunities

A networking opportunity is an event that allows you to interact with other business professionals to form connections, seek advice and learn new skills. You can interact with potential suppliers or vendors, and you have access to industry experts, business competitors and potential clients to start mutually beneficial relationships. Networking events in range in sizes, and they may occur in person or online.

Networking opportunities offer important business and personal growth opportunities. Networking opportunities may help you:
  • Look for a new job
  • Meet or recruit new clients
  • Find potential capital for your start-up business
  • Meet professionals from other industries
  • Learn new techniques
  • Improve your skills
  • Find new opportunities
  • Keep up with the latest industry trends
  • Find a mentor
  • Build awareness about your latest business venture
  • Learn more about the viewpoints of others

Community Building

A community describes like-minded people who identify with a particular subject and share significant characteristics. They share their experiences with the crowd.In the modern world, more and more humans feel the need to create more meaningful connections, find and offer support to other humans with whom they can build relationships and systems of exchange.

Services we are expecting to provide :

  • online spaces
  • virtual events
  • public seminars
  • Exhibitions

Training & Development

Training and Development is defined as a system used by an organization to improve the skills and performance of the participants. It is an educational tool which consists of information and instructions to make existing skills sharp, introduce new concepts and knowledge to improve the participant's performance.
Services we are expecting to provide :

  • Create Goals and Objectives
  • Classroom training
  • Interactive methods
  • Hands-on training
  • Computer-based training
  • E-learning
  • Employee training evaluation


The purpose of mentoring is to tap into the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of senior or high performing person and transfer these skills to newer or less experienced person in order to advance their careers.
Benefits of a Mentoring Program :

  • Having somebody to rely on in the long run
  • Hearing the truth
  • Getting guidance and inspiration
  • Being challenged
  • Developing a set of skills
  • Enlarging your network
  • Saving time and money

Infrastructure Facilities

Physical infrastructure is a critical enabling factor for a thriving startup ecosystem. Typically, besides physical infrastructure, startups need a conducive environment that facilitates collaboration, cross-fertilisation of ideas, design tinkering, business model fine-tuning and mentorship.
Things we are hoping to cover :

  • co-working spaces
  • innovation and technology facilities
  • technology centers and business incubators.


Startup funding is the money needed to launch a new business. It can come from a variety of sources and can be used for any purpose that helps the startup go from idea to actual business.
Services we are expecting to provide :

  • Small Business Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Trade Equity or Services

Incubation Facilities

A startup incubator is a collaborative program designed keeping in mind to help new startups succeed. The main goal of a startup incubator is to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Mostly, startup incubators are non-profit organizations that are usually run by both public and private entities.Startup incubators play the most needed and important part of the startup ecosystem.
  • Help with business basics
  • Marketing assistance
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Accounting/financial management assistance
  • Access to bank loans, loan funds and guarantee programs
  • Help with presentation skills
  • Connections to higher education resources
  • Connections to strategic partners
  • Access to angel investors or venture capital
  • Comprehensive business training programs
  • Advisory boards and mentors
  • Management team identification
  • Help with business etiquette
  • Technology commercialization assistance
  • Help with regulatory compliance
  • Intellectual property management and legal counsel

Capacity Building

We help newer startup companies to manage their design thinking process by which they obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment and other resources needed to manage and achieve their roles proficiently The other areas from which we build capacity include
  • Business development training
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing (research, promotions)
  • Staffing (selection, development)
  • Team Building
  • Collaboration Planning
  • Strategic Management and Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Personal growth and career development
Central Startup Hub connecting all technological companies in the central province to create a new era in kandy.