Born in Sri Lanka and raised in both London and Los Angeles, Dhinuka brings a global perspective to the startup ecosystem. Currently settled in Austin, TX, he is part of the SXSW Conference Programming Team. He curates, develops, and manages the Startup Village Track, which, based on current technology and industry trends, consolidates the entrepreneur, investor, and business focused conference programming for the SXSW Conference. Over the years, he has also worked on many startup-related initiatives, including SXSW’s own pitch competitions, SXSW Accelerator, SXSW Release It, and V2Venture.
Dhinuka attended The University of Texas at Austin for a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications. Additionally, he pursued a Texas Business Foundations Certificate from the McCombs School of Business.