Otara was recently invited to the launch of Hatch; Sri Lanka’s single largest co-working office space, designed exclusively for start-ups. She was also part of the Panel Discussion on “Evolution of Entrepreneurship” alongside HanifYusoof (Founder/CEO, Expolanka Holdings Plc), ShalinBalasuriya (Co-Founder/Director, Spa Ceylon) and Slava Rubin (Founder Indiegogo).

Otara shared her experiences on starting up a business that began from the boot of her car, to the establishment of Odel as the first Public Listed Fashion Retail Company. She also discussed the challenges, risks and lessons learned that were part of her journey.