Yarl Geek Challenge

For the seventh time again it’s time to join Yarl Geek Challenge which brings the young and budding entrepreneurs and developers together to challenge each other in building and launching their new ideas


The Yarl Geek Challenge Senior is a premier entrepreneurship​ competition open to all youth.

The intent of the competition is to nurture startup mindset, business skills, technological skills, innovation and creativity, fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship among the entrants.

The best and the brightest young minds will be invited to join hands to utilise technology, taking on some of the world’s toughest problems. While competing with their peers, participants will have the opportunity to work alongside industrial practitioners, gain valuable industrial experience, make new friends, expose their abilities to the global IT industry and transform their ideas into reality.

How YGC is different

This is not a normal hackathon where you sit and code through mid-night. YGC is a relaxed environment to network with people like you, investors and experts in the industry to help you mould your idea into fine product ready for market.

How it Works

Quite simple, write about your innovative idea and submit the online form. Impressive ideas will pass the hurdle to reach the preliminary rounds in Jaffna. Selections will be held at the Hatch Kalam in Jaffna from the 2nd to 4th of November.

The teams that best convince the selection committee will compete for the champions title at the Grand Finale in Colombo on the 17th November.


Proposal Submission

Initial round of evaluation to qualify entries for Hackathon
Location : Online & via Designated Form
Deadline : 8th of Sept, 2018

Extended Hackathon

(Selections Round)

3 days event, which will be done in the typical Hackathon format. Short listed teams will participate in the finale.
Location : Jaffna
Date : 2nd, 3rd and 4th Nov, 2018



Grand Finale

The Investor’s Pitch.  Teams gets the opportunity to pitch their refined product to a crowd and panel of investors. 
Location : Colombo
Date : 17th of Nov, 2018