Asian Business

Angel Forum

11th, 12th & 13th
October 2017



Asian Business Angel Forum (ABAF)

Asia’s Largest Start-Up Investor Gathering

In 2017, Sri Lanka will play host to the Asian Business Angels Forum (ABAF) Asia's ONLY investor conference that brings together Angel Investors, HNI's (High Net Worth Individuals), Venture Capitalists and other key stakeholders to one platform that discusses such topics on global start-up trends and best practices, what’s trending and techniques of investing amongst a host of topics. This annual conference attracts over 200 participants from across the globe.

Hosting the event in Sri Lanka is the Lankan Angel Network (LAN) Sri Lanka’s pioneering Business Angel Network with over 75 member investors who have collectively invested more than Rs. 1Billion across 25 local start-ups. LAN’s focus is to pave the way for local start-ups to reshape the future of Sri Lanka and its economy through the injection of seed capital enabling our local start-ups to scale globally.


Dates :
11th 12th and 13th October 2017
Venue :
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Conference Theme :
“Cross Border Investing”
Organizer :
Lankan Angel Network
Online registrations :
open on the 28th of June
Registration fee :
Early Bird special :
$250, valid until 16th August

Discounted room rates for ABAF delegates at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo


For more information get in touch with

Jaime - / +94777039889

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crafting the future

The theme for the 2017 event held in Colombo is “Crafting the Future” highlighting the essence of the start up ecosystem as the nexus for creating tomorrow’s businesses and ideas. Running in conjunction with Venture Engine an annual entrepreneurship program that creates a platform for Sri Lanka entrepreneurs to accelerate their business to the next level – ABAF Colombo will be geared to create maximum opportunities for investors to experience the start up culture in the country and engage directly with entrepreneurs.

Running in parallel with the conference is a Start Up exhibition featuring 10 start ups that will be selected for the program.



11th October


Venture Engine
top 10 presentations

Kings Court,
Cinnamon Lakeside



Venture Engine
Awards & Cocktails

Kings Court,
Cinnamon Lakeside


12th October

Full Day

ABAF Conference

Kings Court,
Cinnamon Lakeside



Start Up Exhibition

Dukes Court,
Cinnamon Lakeside



Sri Lankan Themed
Gala Dinner

Venue, TBC


13th October


City Tour


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Venture Engine is an annual Entrepreneurship Program geared to provide a strong & viable platform for entrepreneurs to launch or expand their business. With direct access to potential investors and a focused program that incorporates mentoring & workshops from leading investors, industry experts & entrepreneurs, Venture Engine aims to ensure that every business that comes through the program gains from the experience, regardless of funding.

Launched in 2012 to date 19 businesses have been funded through the program, while many more have benefitted from the mentoring and exposure provided.

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