Kingston BETA is Jamaica’s Tech Community Meetup. It’s a tech event series that brings together aspiring and current Jamaican/Caribbean entrepreneurs, developers, designers, tech professionals and tech enthusiasts – To Learn. Be Inspired. To Network.

We provide the connections, content, insights, skills, resources and networks needed to launch a successful tech startup. We want to you to get connected. educated and inspired enough to go Build, Launch and Prosper.

The event has a BETA Pitch segment – that’s a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas that are tech driven or tech related. We’ve had over 50 events, 3,000 attendees and over 100 startups pitch their big ideas since it was launched in 2007.

A better informed, connected and recognised Jamaican and Caribbean tech community is resulting.

Kingston BETA is staged by ConnectiMass – the non-profit organisation that promotes tech entrepreneurship in Jamaica and the Caribbean especially among young people and women. Kingston BETA is the leading tech community meetup event in the Caribbean. ConnectiMass was founded in 2007 by tech entrepreneur and blogger Ingrid Riley.

Our Mission
We’re on a mission to promote tech entrepreneurship and innovation in Jamaica and cross the Caribbean so that it leads to more successful tech entrepreneurs, startups and increased job creation.





What is BETA Pitch ?

BETA Pitch! is a tech idea/startup competition held at every Kingston BETA event. It’s that’s discovering Jamaica and the Caribbean’s Most Promising Technology-centric ideas and startups.

BETAPitch is a year long programme that’s focused on identifying and promoting Caribbean Tech Ideas and Startups. It also leads to BETA PitchFest which is the big annual Caribbean Startup Contest which is a major part of Caribbean BETA- the annual Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Conference held in Kingston,Jamaica every November during Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Why BETAPitch ?

It’s an exceptional promotional and networking platform available to aspiring and current tech entrepreneurs who are about to launch or have newly launched their Internet/Tech/Mobile idea.

If you have an amazing project or business idea you want to share, attract incubation, funding and feedback from the Caribbean Technology and Business community and the thousands of enthusiasts worldwide who follow the event-then apply to pitch. At BETA Pitch! you reach an audience of potential customers, successful entrepreneurs, investors, influential bloggers and tweeters who can catapult you to the next level and beyond.


How to Enter the BETAPitch

The Caribbean Startups

We accept ideas from entrepreneurs and startups based in Jamaica and the Caribbean or startups around the world that are led by or has Caribbean nationals as part of founding team. Your idea/startup must be in the Tech/Internet/Mobile Industries.

How The Competition Works

Each Company selected to participate will be given:
- 5 minutes pitch

- 2 minutes of Q&A always follow.

-All entrants and winners are published on sites and social networks of, affiliate Caribbean Tech Blog

Skype Video Pitches from Around the World
While Kingston Beta is staged in Kingston Jamaica, we accept startups based in the Caribbean or startups led by or including Caribbean nationals anywhere in the world. Those startup pitches are broadcast to our audience using Skype Video.


It is free to participate in the BETAPitch Contest, but $500jmd/$5usd to attend the Kingston BETA event.

Contact Us Now

Companies interested in taking advantage of this new opportunity must apply by emailing Ingrid Riley at or calling 1 876 864 2440.



Connect With Us



Twitter : @kingstonbeta

It is an event produced by the award-winning foundation ConnectiMass. From the Caribbean to the world. We’re on a mission to promote tech entrepreneurship & innovation in the Caribbean.  Connectimass offers content, community and events for aspiring and current Caribbean entrepreneurs in technology. We’re on a mission to increase the number of successful tech entrepreneurs and startups in the Caribbean with information, inspiration and education on our platforms.

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