Kingston, Jamaica – Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - Marc Canter, Founder of Macromedia, the company that created FLASH Media Player, Dreamweaver, Shockwave; the video game developer; Social Networking consultant and designer; 25 year veteran and serial entrepreneur in the software business; now CEO of Broadband Mechanics – will be the International Guest Speaker at the Kingston Beta, the technology event to be held on Thursday June 24th, 2010 6:30 p.m. at the Spanish Court Hotel.

We’re excited to have Marc Canter as our first international guest speaker. He’s a globally renowned tech entrepreneur and a keynote speaker with great influence and insight. So we believe the idea and information exchange that will happened between him and our community of technology entrepreneurs and business professionals will be invaluable,” said Ingrid Riley, Ceo of ConnectiMass and founder of the event.

Kingston Beta is three years old and has seen hundreds of attendees and over 30 startup companies pitch. “It’s become the event to attend if you want to know what Jamaican/Caribbean people and companies are doing online and with technology,” Riley added. It is the bimonthly networking event and startup pitch platform where Jamaican and Caribbean technology and business professionals, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts come To Learn,To Be Inspired, To Network.

At the event, “we’ll be broadcasting Mr Canter live online from Ohio using Ustream and other technologies,” Riley added. We are expecting our community to be in full attendance as usual. We’ve also invited the UWI, Utech IT and Programming and Business students to attend. Additionally for those in the Caribbean tech community in the region and Diaspora, they can be online and follow the event as it will be streamed live on the Kingston Beta Facebook Fan Page as well as live tweeted by Jamaican tweeters using the hash tag #kgnbeta.

Kingston Beta has a fast growing roster of event partners including Jamaica National, Socialingua and SiliconCaribe.com.

Contact: Ingrid Riley | ingrid@connectimass.com | 1 876 864 2440

About Us | www.ConnectiMass.com | Connecting People, Ideas and Technology

Ceo of ConnectiMass, a Jamaican Digital Marketing firm that helps Caribbean brands use social media and mobile marketing to grow their business; runs workshops, trend briefings and conferences as well as publishes information products.

About Kingston Beta | ww.KingstonBeta.com| To Learn. Be Inspired. To Network

Kingston BETA is a bi-monthly networking event and Startup Pitch platform for the Jamaican/Caribbean startups, entrepreneurs, bloggers and professionals in the Internet/ Technology/ Mobile industries. It’s for anyone who want to know what /Caribbean Companies and Jamaican people are doing online and with technology. Kingston Beta is an Event and a Community.

The Kingston Beta Community powers over 80% of the Internet activity in Jamaica and the Caribbean in addition to activity focused on Caribbean people at home and in the Diaspora. They own the social networks, blogs, media sites, online magazines, you tube channels, online dating sites, product review and rating sites and message boards where Jamaicans and Caribbean people are spending most of their time online. They are the influential entrepreneurs, committed enthusiasts, bloggers, industry professionals, emerging futurists and industry experts.

Kingston Beta has already seen over 30 startups pitch and hundreds of : They are Jamenus.com, Socialingua, Global Youth Connection, SureContact, BakariDigital, Playjamaica.com, Coretalk Caribbean, CaribContact, CaribClix, ECaribbean Ltd (St. Kitts), Top5Jamaica, Software architects, PileoJobs.com, RebelMix, Music Pass Network, CaribbeanHomePlans.com, MyEliteGrocer.com, Twindies.com, One studio (Vietnam).

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