There is a fast growing Caribbean Startup Directory on SiliconCaribe.com that we believe you must join. SiliconCaribe.com is teh leading Caribbean Tech News Blog and they recently just launched their Caribbean Startup Directory. Click and Add yours to the list.
Additionally the site has a Startup Resources section that lists Caribbean Tech Communities Online, Innovation Hubs across teh region and Funding Sources also. Click here.
YOU’RE INVITED! to Network. Learn. Party. with Jamaica’s Tech, Creative and Entrepreneurial Community. Our Next Kingston BETA – Summer Edition is on Thursday July 9th, 2015 at The Terrace @SusiesBakery, Southdale Plaza. We start at 6:30 p.m. There will be no pitches, no cover, just drink specials all night. Join us!
It was our first event for 2015 and we’re happy to report we had 110 people in attendance in addition to sizeable groups from HEART NTA and Northern Caribbean University. We had guests from Canada High Commission – Trade Commissioner Celia Champagnie; Marguerite Orane, Toronto-based Harvard trained Strategy + Business Coach as well as Susan Amat, Cofounder of Venture Hive in Miami.
We had pitches from TheVineslist, ErrandBoy and PandoSoft.
The date for the next Startup Weekend Jamaica was announced. It will be on July 3rd-5th, 2015 at the PCJ Auditorium in Kingston. More details to come. Join our email newsletter, facebook page and twitter @jamaicasw to keep updated.
The Next Kingston BETA will be the last Thursday in April.
It’s our 8th year of staging Jamaica and the Caribbean’s first and longest running Tech Meetup + Pitch Off! So save the date!
Get your pitches ready!
Your fellow tech/startup community members as well as investors are waiting to hear from you. Have a great idea/Startup to pitch? send your name, brief description to ingrid@connectiMass.com. And have a read of our guidelines here. We do Skype Video pitches from Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs in the region and from the US and UK Diaspora as well.
Will you make the next list of Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015 ?
Kingston BETA an event series from ConnectiMass, a Social Enterprise that through events and digital media content, Inspires, Connects and Trains young people and women to become Tech Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean.
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The Caribbean’s Tech Startup Ecosystem started with the first wave of Internet Startups in the mid 90s, inspired by, and at times clones of, the American success stories.
See where we are now and how things are looking for the Caribbean’s future.
Ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, we at Connectimass Foundation reflect on our tech event Kingston BETA- which is the first and longest running Tech Community meetup in the Caribbean. It’s also just ahead of celebrating 8 years in kickstarting the tech startup movement here in Jamaica, when we had our first event on February 28th, 2007. At that meetup with 90 early tech adopter attendees and 3 Caribbean countries represented. It has grown into the hub of Jamaica’s tech startup scene and a platform of inspiration and connection also for a number of Caribbean entrepreneurs-over 60 events, 6000 attendees and 200 entrepreneurs who have pitched their ideas.
As with all journey’s, Kingston BETA has enjoyed a rollercoaster of a ride of ebbs and flows all fueling its growth these past years. It has become the go to place for inspiring, connecting and training of aspiring and current Jamaican and Caribbean tech entrepreneurs. It has hosted visitors from Silicon Valley (West Coast USA), Silicon Alley (NewYork), Silicon Roun-a-bout (London), local, regional and international investors, Government Ministers and officials, CEOs and executives from Corporate Jamaica, Development Executives from WorldBank and IDB and so many more.
This Thursday is our Last event for 2014
We are staging our final event for 2014 this Thursday November 13th, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, 6:30pm $500. Drinks Included. 8 Entrepreneurs from the local scene including 2 from the Caribbean Diaspora who have signed up to pitch their tech driven ideas. We will have announcements from members of the Tech Community and a few special guests. Join our community, See you there
Follow the action on Thursday by joining us on Twitter @kingstonbeta and hashtad #kgnbeta