Gayan Gamage

Gayan Gamage

Visionary, Passionate and a Dedicated Entrepreneur. I like to build and scale things involving a fusion of hardware, software and internet
Hardware Engineer • General Business
Toronto, Canada
Skills
  • B2B/Enterprise
  • Internet of Things
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Embedded Systems
  • Hardware Design
  • Hardware Development
  • Location Based Services
  • Mobile Advertising
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Product Innovation
  • SaaS
  • Software Design
  • Software Engineering
Experience
EKOOR

CEO @EKOOR • Co-Founder

The Platform for Smart Things

Amazing things Gayan's made
Designed, modelled and single handedly built a carbon-fibre fixed wing unmanned aerial system without any previous experience or educational qualification.

(See Design Here: gayangmg.wix.com/gfacts , Video: gayangmg.wix.com/gfacts, Images : gayangmg.wix.com/gfacts

Integrated opensource avionics and flew the aircraft on automatic mode.
Recommendations

Chitral Angammana

It is a great pleasure that I write this recommendation in support of Mr. Gayan Gamage for Hyperdrive accelerator program. I have known Gayan personally for over five years, and have always known him to be a hard working, talented, organized, and responsible individual. Gayan has been highly passionate about entrepreneurship and company building in the field of LOCATION BASED SERVICES and IOT. He also posses strong technical and entrepreneurial skills and experience which greatly facilitate him to become a success story in the relevant field. I believe, his complete PROXIMITY BEACON SOLUTION based on BLE has the competitive edge compared to the existing systems in the market today and can speedily penetrate the market segment to acquire a major share of it. Therefore, I strongly recommend Gayan for Hyperdrive accelerator program. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by email.Founder
NanoQuan Inc.
Email: cangammana@nanoquan.com

Chitral Angammana

It is a great pleasure that I write this recommendation in support of Mr. Gayan Gamage for Hyperdrive accelerator program. I have known Gayan personally for over five years, and have always known him to be a hard working, talented, organized, and responsible individual. Gayan has been highly passionate about entrepreneurship and company building in the field of indoor and outdoor localization and positioning systems. He also posses strong technical and entrepreneurial skills and experience which greatly facilitate him to become a success story in the relevant field. I believe, his complete indoor positioning solution based on wireless Bluetooth beacons has the competitive edge compared to the existing systems in the market today and can speedily penetrate the market segment to acquire a major share of it. Therefore, I strongly recommend Gayan for Hyperdrive accelerator program.

Founder
NanoQuan Inc.
Email: cangammana@nanoquan.com


Kaaren May

I highly recommend Gayan for this program. I worked together with Gayan when I was the Project Manager for a multi-million dollar project on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Memorial University. Gayan was one of the key members of the project team. He was extremely self-motivated. Although he had no experience in aerospace engineering prior to the project (his background was in electrical engineering) he built a fixed-wing aircraft from scratch in order to test various payloads. Even at that time, he showed an interest in entrepreneurship and explored various ideas for starting his own tech company. The project we were working on presented numerous challenges - both technical and interpersonal - and Gayan demonstrated that he was able to cope with some very difficult situations. Coping with uncertainty and pressure are important characteristics for any entrepreneur, and he certainly demonstrated those skills. Gayan is, in my opinion, an excellent candidate for this program.

Costas Armenakis

I enthusiastically recommend Gayan for the Hyperdrive accelerator program. Gayan has strong technical and entrepreneurial skills which make him and ideal candidate. He is continuously seeking opportunities to develop novel product and services. This is also how I met and collaborate with Gayan on an NSERC funded project for the testing and assessment of an indoor positioning system based on wireless Bluetooth beacons. While initially we use commercially available beacons Gayan identified weak points of the beacons, went even further and built his own brand beacons achieving better performance. In addition he contacted another development firm to establish collaboration based on their innovative indoor positioning system. Working I appreciate his technical knowledge and expertise, his problem identification and solving skills, his systematic approach in design and testing, his dedication in pursuing a solution to a problem and his excellent team player’s skills.

George Mann Employee at Memorial University of Newfoundland

It is my pleasure to write a reference letter for Gayan Gamage for his application for a grant. I have known Gayan since 2007 as a graduate student under my supervision at Memorial University (MUN). Gayan completed his M.Eng, in 2009 and I consider his self-directed research ability as excellent and would rank as in top 5%. His Masters thesis was based on the formation control of mobile robots. During this period Gayan accumulated wealth of knowledge related to autonomous systems. Subsequently he worked as a research engineer on a project related to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). During the past several years he accumulated a significant experience related to UAV designs, operations and control. Gayan has the rare ability to understand a problem very quickly and has the capacity to execute his idea very efficiently. I found Gayan is highly motivated, innovative and also very ambitious. I wish him all the best.