Gapstars Hosts Major Scale-Up Party in Skilled Island Sri Lanka

Netherlands based software development teams provider, Gapstars, hosted its much anticipated annual Scale-Up Party in magical Sri Lanka last week. The event brought together over 140 top scale-up business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and engineers to recognize and celebrate the success of its partnerships in building dedicated software teams for scale-ups.

Setting the tone for an eventful night, Co-Founder & COO, David Bijker, shared on the company's successful journey since inception and thanked its partner clients and extraordinary people for believing in Gapstars. Much to everyone's surprise and excitement Co-Founder & CEO Hugo Hemmen, made a special announcement that the company will be moving later this year into a state-of-the-art tech center, fully equipped to facilitate high performing agile development teams. 

The extravagance of the evening was lit with the company’s glittery Star Awards, which recognized the commitment and loyalty of it’s long serving employees.

Proud employees with their Star Awards

Gapstars continues to grow as a tech partner of choice for clients, working shoulder-to-shoulder to help them meet their most critical challenges in scaling up their tech operations. In recognition of its partner success, innovative work and tech talent growth, the Conxillium group was awarded the “Star Partner 2020” award for the second consecutive year. One of Gapstars’ successful scale-up partnerships and long standing strategic partner, Harver was awarded the “Scale-Up of the Year 2020'' award for its groundbreaking year.

Scale-Up of the Year 2020 - Harver  | Star Partner Award 2020 - Conxillium Group

“I am immensely proud of our successful extended tech team in Sri Lanka and the contribution they make every single day towards achieving our goals. Sri Lanka is key in our strategy to build a sustainable engineering department. This is why we are investing in enhancing our tech talent capacity. I’m very excited to be at this year’s Gapstars Scale-Up party in Sri Lanka joined by my colleagues at Harver.”

Barend Raaff, CEO Harver

It was a night filled with entertainment including guest performances from the Netherlands, fireworks, gifts and giveaways. Catch all the highlights here.

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About Gapstars

Gapstars is a B2B service provider to innovative Dutch software companies. We developed a method to help fast-growing tech companies with high-performing agile offshore development teams. Our method includes finding, hiring and facilitating developers in scrum team format.

We started our journey in 2015 with a young and ambitious team. Currently, we employ 250+ professionals in our offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 2023, our goal is to become an industry leader and an agile software development powerhouse. We are only interested in working with fast-growing start-and scale-ups that are looking for new ways to fuel their growth. Our current client base includes several highly ambitious and heavily funded start-ups that are looking to conquer their respective markets.