5 Jamaican Startups Currently Crowdfunding Online

Using the Jamaican National Crowdfunding platform iSupportJamaica.com, these are a few Jamaican-based globally minded Startups currently raising capital on the platform. Have a look and if you are so moved, whip out your credit card. Get to know them and tell us what you think about their ideas.

Kraasimages.com| Authentic Caribbean stock photography, illustrations, and audio.

Kraasimages is an online marketplace for authentic Caribbean stock images, illustrations and audio. With over 3,000 pieces of content currently in stock, we hope this crowdfunding campaign will allow us to license even more content and help us to be the largest source of Caribbean digital content.

We have licensed imagery to Caribbean companies such as Sagicor Insurance, Alpha Angels Network, and UNICEF. We have worked with top advertising agencies such as Whistling Frog and PRISM. We need your help in taking us to the next level. Whether registered or unregistered, viewers have ‘taste and buy’ privileges. That’s unlimited browsing access to our library with the ability to download comps for layout.

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ASD Wearable Art

My intention is to continue to provide quality, ethically produced, Jamaican-made clothing to the Caribbean market and to help place Jamaica on the map for exquisite designer clothing. My vision is to own a fashion house comparable to the famous labels of New York, Paris and Milan. ASD will be considered home to a range of illustrators, designers, seamstresses and tailors, providing internships for young hopefuls, employment for many, and helping to build the fashion industry in Jamaica and the region.

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Bresheh Bag A Dreams

The demand since we launched in August 2015 has been tremendous! Bresheh Enterprises designs and manufactures a range of  quality,100% customizable products in Jamaica including: backpack, totes, crossbody bags and lunch bags with plans to expand into other areas. In eight months, we have made and sold over 500 bags. We started on our verandah with one industrial sewing machine and we are now up to two which means that our current capacity stands at 4 bags per day. However, the demand for our products is far greater than what we can supply at the moment. We made a bold move by participating at Expo Jamaica 2016 and coming out of that we have approximately 1000 orders to fill.

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Support Wood, Create Work

Jamaica is the “Land of Wood and water.” We have great people, great legacy and a great Brand. We have a beautiful culture that can be captured in anything, especially wood. We have vibrant colours, different motifs and world-class local craftsmanship. I want to showcase to the world the vibrancy, culture and creativity of our people through our products… All in Wood.

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Bandwidth – Raw Soul of Jamaica

Jamaica’s creative industry is overflowing with talent, intellectual property and a rich cultural heritage that are at times taken for granted. It is this passion for the Jamaican culture, particularly our language, that led me to start the Patwa Apparel clothing line in 2007. Imagine t-shirts with Jamaican messages making the world smile! The mantra was to take Brand Jamaica to di world. Here’s an example of one of our expressions – “a nuh nutten” (it’s ok).

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