SiliconCaribe.com connects entrepreneurs, startups, executives, creatives and tech enthusiasts to the latest news, stories, knowledge, analysis and events on the possibilities of the Internet to change their lives and businesses.We aim to Inform, Excite and Inspire the Caribbean and Diaspora.
SiliconCaribe.com is the most widely read and respected Caribbean Tech News Site since 2007 and now attracts just over 500,000 unique readers per month.
We give you the latest Caribbean Technology News, Interviews, Trends, Opinion, Caribbean Startups, Social Media, Digital Culture and Digital Business. We’ve have a resource rich site that includes a Caribbean Blog Directory, Caribbean Startup Directory and Startup Ecosystem Information.
We produce a roster of 10 Caribbean Tech Events that brings the tech industry & startup ecosystem together in the region and Diaspora US, UK and Canada.
Founded in 2007, SilconCaribe is a triple award-winning blog. It is the first, longest running and most widely read and influential Caribbean Technology News Site. Silicon Caribe continues to expand its regional and global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in the Caribbean and Diaspora.
We produce a calendar of in person and online Caribbean Technology Events and our roster gets bigger in 2016.
Meetups : Kingston BETA
Kingston BETA is Jamaica’s Tech Community Meetup. It is also the longest running technology meetup in the Caribbean. Tt’s a tech event series that brings together aspiring and current Jamaican/Caribbean entrepreneurs, developers, designers, college students, tech professionals and investors. – To Learn. Be Inspired. To Network. 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 60 events, 6,000 attendees and over 200 entrepreneurs have pitched their tech ideas. A better informed, connected, energised and recognised Jamaican and Caribbean tech community is resulting.
Startup Weekend Jamaica
Startup Weekend are 54 hour events ( experiential entrepreneurial education) where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. The first Startup Weekend JAMAICA was held on Oct 4-6th, 2013.
Caribbean Technology Week – Discover | Connect | Learn
Caribbean Technology Week is six days of face-to-face and online events celebrating the Caribbean’s rising position as a hotbed of tech entrepreneurship, startup culture and creative talent.
Events range from conferences to intimate workshops, startup weekends, face-to-face investor meetings, networking parties, pitching competitions and hackathons, covering a huge variety of topics including mobile, social media, cleantech, big data, education, Fintech, eHealth and eTourism.
Coming in 2016.
Our PARENT BRAND
ConnectiMass is a Caribbean Technology Media and Events Brand. We create compelling online media, resources and events to help individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses connect with stories and knowledge about innovators and innovations, that enable them to live, work and do business better.
By connecting people to the latest in Caribbean Technology News, Trends, People, Products and Events, we are the most comprehensive resource for all things technology for the Caribbean and Diaspora.
We’re helping to bridge the information and opportunity divide.
As a result we’re helping to foster tech entrepreneurship, startups and digital skills among young people and women and helping businesses and governments, to embrace the Digital Mindset and grow.
Publisher & Editor in Chief
Ingrid is an Entrepreneur, Super Connector, Caribbean Tech Expert, Startup Advisor, Tech Blogger and Digital Strategist.
“I’m in the business of ideas, information and inspiration.”
Best Technology Blog 2011 ( Jamaica Blog Awards)
Best Technology Blog 2010 ( Jamaica Blog Awards)
Blog of the Year 2010 ( Jamaica Blog Awards)
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Why the Name SiliconCaribe.com?
I believe that even as we are small as a region (a little over 40 million people), we’re quite powerful in terms of innovation and influence, so I created the Caribbean’s own derivative from the legacy that is Silicon Valley, which is a global synonym for all things high-tech. Silicon Valley is the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The term originally referred to the region’s large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all the high-tech businesses in the area. Despite the development of other high-tech economic centers throughout the United States, Silicon Valley continues to be the leading high-tech hub because of its large number of engineers and venture capitalists.