Rootcode wins “Startup of the Year” & “People’s Choice Award” at SAARC Startup Awards 2022

We recently took home the “People’s Choice Award” and the “Startup of the Year” at the SAARC Startup Awards 2022. This regional recognition marks a great milestone for us as contributors to the Sri Lankan tech space. Read the full press release article right here

At the prestigious SAARC Startup Awards, we were named “Startup of the Year” and was voted the “People’s Choice”. This is the first time a Sri Lankan tech company has made a name for itself in the regional competition, and it is a monumentary moment for us and for our country alike.

This is also the first time that a Sri Lankan company was able to take home two awards of those presented at the SAARC Startup Awards.

Global Startup Awards SAARC celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship and promotes bridging boundaries through innovation in its regions, which include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, by recognizing them with its most prestigious awards program, which is attended by top-notch entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, and ecosystem builders from Nordic, Central Europe, SAARC, and ASEAN. 

Every year, the SAARC Startup Awards bring together hundreds of South Asian startups, entrepreneurs, investors, co-working spaces, and accelerators to provide a platform to highlight trailblazers in the region’s startup world. Rootcode was chosen ahead of dozens of other regional tech startups in the competition. 

We are a relative newcomer to the South Asian startup fraternity, and our ability to represent the country on the global stage is remarkable.

“We are extremely humbled and honored by the support shown to us at the SAARC Startup Awards 2022, and being recognized under two categories is a huge milestone for us,” said our CEO and Founder, Alagan Mahalingam. “We have always been driven forward by excellence, collaboration, and integrity, which I believe is the reason why we have come so far and why Rootcode continues to grow every day.”

Rootcode Founder and CEO Alagan Mahalingam (left) and COO Mangala Perera

We are driven by our focus on helping businesses build great tech not just locally but globally, and our achievement at the SAARC awards is a testament to that. Despite the challenging times, this is a win for us and for Sri Lanka. 

“We are happy to have been recognized as a successful startup working to shape a powerful and prosperous Sri Lanka. “Our community is always the driving force behind everything we do, we thank all our team members, customers, partners, and allies that inspire us to keep making a difference. Winning this award was a team effort made possible by our incredible Rootcoders”, said Mangala Perera, COO of Rootcode. 

One of our primary goals is to contribute to Sri Lanka’s economic development by empowering and nurturing the tech ecosystem while taking Sri Lankan ingenuity to the world. 

The wins at SAARC Awards prove our commitment to positioning Sri Lanka as a great innovation hub and show that we at Rootcode are on our way to making greater things happen in the future.