Vesess Alpha is our initiative to empower Sri Lankan students.

Grant Value: Rs. 100,000

Available Grants: 5

Team Size: 1 – 3

Deadline: TBA

Kickstart your coding project with a Vesess Alpha grant.

Vesess Alpha supports school and university students in Sri Lanka to take on a coding challenge of their choice. Successful applicants are awarded grants of Rs. 100,000 to work on their projects for 3 months under the guidance and mentorship of the Vesess team. We accept applications from both individuals and teams of up to 3 members. The grants come with no strings attached: they’re not loans or equity investments. A Vesess Alpha grant is a great way for young technophiles to start working on their pet projects in a supportive environment, and for nascent entrepreneurs to take the first step in their startup journey. The true value of Vesess Alpha is in the opportunity to learn from our designers, engineers and business leaders who have bootstrapped Vesess for 14 years.

2018: The Inaugural Edition

Vesess Alpha was launched in November 2017, for the projects to begin in January 2018. In this inaugural edition, we had five grants for university students. Vesess Alpha Programme Poster (PDF—500kB)

Important Dates

Applications Deadline January 1, 2018
Announcement of Results January 15, 2018
Projects Kick-off January 25, 2018
Mid-project Assessment March 10, 2018
Projects Completion April 25, 2018
You can choose to submit your own proposal, or take up one of the projects we have listed. Read the FAQ before preparing your application.

We will keep you posted via email. We don’t spam.