So after 26 pitches, 8 lead teams selected and 54 hours of work super hard with expert coaching….the teams where judged and the winners chosen. The top 3 winners of ConnectiMass‘s first Startup Weekend Jamaica are:
1ST PRIZE: Team Agro – Digital Agricultural Clearing House utilizing RSS and SMS technology..
2ND PRIZE: Team Audio-Pi – Wireless audio transmitter for existing speaker systems.
3RD PRIZE: Team Pop Up Shop -Subscribe to the pop up shop you want. A pop up shop is a short term sales location offering great deals, we help you find it!
Jamaica’s first Startup Weekend Jamaica was held on October 4-6th, 2013 at the PCJ Auditorium in Kingston. It had 95 event attendees, 26 pitches and 8 top teams over the weekend. It was sponsored by Columbus Business Solutions, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) , Wisynco, Purity and the Gleaner Online.
ConnectiMass, the not for profit organisation that teaches and promotes tech entrepreneurship in the Caribbean through our media platforms (blogs, newsletters, opportunity databases) and community and capacity building events (meetups,conferences, startup bootcamps). Our mission is to increase the number of successful tech entrepreneurs and startups in the region.
We are about empowering a generation who see technology and entrepreneurship as catalysts to live not only a better life, but the life of their dreams. It’s about owning your future! So we seek to continue to connect people to each other, to the information and opportunities through our media and event platforms.
We’re encouraging anyone, especially young people and women, to build, launch startups and prosper as individuals and to go further to create jobs and opportunities for others.
Yes, we’re on a mission!