What happened at Kingston BETA March 5th 2015

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.

Host and Executive Founder of ConnectiMass Ingrid Riley gave her presentation she made at Black Tech Week in Miami – Sun, Sea and Startups and that’s available on Slideshare.

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.

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SAVE THE NEW DATE! The Next Kingston BETA is on Thursday March 5th, 2015.

savethenewdatekgnbetaThe first Kingston BETA event for this year is now confirmed for,  Thursday March 5th, 2015.

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.

JOIN US: Follow @Kingstonbeta  @connectimass in the meantime!

SIGN UP: And have you joined our mailing list. If not sign up here, it takes 60 seconds.

SPONSOR US: For more information on sponsorship packages and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Ingrid Riley ingrid@connectimass.com

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THE LIST: SiliconCaribe.com’s Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015

Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs

Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs

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.

Read SiliconCaribe.com’s- Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015 http://bit.ly/1w9ZdsW  | #cs2w15 #caribbeanstartups

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Happy Holidays from us at ConnectiMass

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Kingston BETA- this Thursday ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

gew2014Ahead 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

 

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SAVE THE DATE! The Next Kingston BETA is on November 13th, 2014

kgnbetaNoV2014Are you an aspiring or current entrepreneur, designer, developer, college student or tech enthusiast, investor, potential mentor- join the longest running Tech Startup Community Meetup in the Caribbean– we want to see you at the next KINGSTON BETA -Jamaica’s Tech Community Meetup on Thursday November 13th, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, 6:30 p.m-9:30p.m, Community Contribution is $500.
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5 Startups Confirmed to Pitch at the next Kingston BETA This Thursday July 3rd

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SAVE THE DATE! The Next Kingston BETA is on July 3rd, 2014

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ConnectiMass continues its 2014 Kingston BETA Tech Event Series on Thursday April 24th 6:30pm at The Pegasus Hotel.

KgnbetaAprilFlyer2014If you are an aspiring/current entrepreneur, designer, developer, college student or tech enthusiast, investor, potential mentor- join the fast growing Tech/Entrepreneurial Community – we want to see you at the next KINGSTON BETA -Jamaica’s Tech Community Meetup on Thursday April 24th, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, 6:30 p.m-9:30p.m, Entry is still only $500 | US$5.

WHO’S TALKING

ConnectiMass in association with SiliconCaribe.com presents another in our series of HOW I DID IT! Where our host Ingrid Riley does a one on one interview style. This time around we have Stephen Spence, Founder and CEO of SMS Communications.

A 5 year old company in the Mobile Sector that’s come from launching in Jamaica to operating in 9 Caribbean countries and has won him many Jamaican and Regional awards. Hear his Entrepreneurial Journey and come with your questions and 5 friends. You won’t want to miss this.

BETA PITCHES

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 talk Skype Video pitches from Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs in the region and the Diaspora as well.

And yes, this year marks the 7th anniversary of ConnectiMass Foundation staging Kingston BETA. Over 50 events, 5000 attendees and 200 Jamaican/Caribbean entrepreneurs are come to our events. Entrepreneurs and the event itself has been featured in local, regional and international media and events and we’ve only just begun.

JOIN US: Follow @Kingstonbeta  @connectimass in the meantime!

SIGN UP: And have you joined our mailing list. If not sign up here, it takes 60 seconds.

SPONSOR US: For more information on sponsorship packages and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Ingrid Riley ingrid at connectimass.com

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NOW OPEN FOR PITCHES! Kingston BETA – Networking Mixer and Startup Showcase on February 27th

Kingston BETA February 2014 flyerWe at @CONNECTiMASS,  kick off our 2014 Tech Startup Event series on Thursday February 27th 6 30pm at The Pegasus Hotel. $500jmd | #kgnbeta.

ON THE AGENDA will be the  Startup Weekend Jamaica winner showcase; Slashroots ICT4AG Showcase; Announcement about Caribbean Startup Week 2014. We will also have the Technology State Minister Julian Robinson speaking: and the stars of the event in our Idea Pitch Segment…followed by Drinks and Powerful Networking as usual.

NOW OPEN FOR PITCHES! Want to Pitch your Tech related Idea/Startup?. Email Ingrid@connectimass.com with your name and a paragraph on your idea/startup. We accept pitches from the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora by Skype as well.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, developer, college student or tech enthusiast, we want to see you at the next KINGSTON BETA MeetUp. This year marks the 7th anniversary of Kingston BETA and us growing a community. We have held Over 50 events, 5000 attendees and 200 entrepreneurs are come to our events. Entrepreneurs and the event itself has been featured in local, regional and international media and events and we’ve only just begun.

Join us for the kick off of our 2014 series! Come to Be Inspired, Learn, Network!

JOIN US: Follow @Kingstonbeta  @connectimass in the meantime!

SIGN UP: And have you joined our mailing list. If not sign up here, it takes 60 seconds.

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