SiliconCaribe.com is a triple award-winning blog that covers the Caribbean Tech Startup Scene – The Entrepreneurs, Developers, Designers, Investors, Advocates, Culture and Events. We keep you updated on the latest news and trends in Caribbean technology entrepreneurship and innovation.
We’re following the developments in the Caribbean tech Industry, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. We co-produce the following events – Kingston BETA meetups and Caribbean BETA-annual Tech Entrepreneurship Conference. We co-promote events such as Developing the Caribbean, Startup Weekend Martinique, Startup Weekend Trinidad and Startup Weekend Jamaica.
It started off in 2005 as TechWatchCaribbean by entrepreneur and lead SiliconCaribe blogger Ingrid Riley.
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We share the stories of where tech entrepreneurship and innovation is happening and who’s behind it. We feature tech entrepreneurs in the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora who are on a mission of bringing their ideas to life.
We showcase the tech culture as it grow and will flavour our blog posts with our opinions of what’s great and not so great about Silicon Caribe – this blossoming culture of tech entrepreneurship, innovation and startups.
We also interview the people who are helping them to succeed – we call them the advocates- the community leaders, training organisations, government agencies, aid organisations, Businesses, accelerators and incubators.
We named the Caribbean Startup Scene, an industry with a blossoming culture of tech entrepreneurship, innovation and startups – Silicon Caribe and name this blog after it. We focus on the people, companies, events and culture that’s making things happen here in the Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora (US, UK and Canada).
We are the site of record for what Caribbean tech entrepreneurs and digital creatives and companies. We’re inspired by the passionate and smart individuals that surround us who are building and strengthening this economy, community and culture.
We will also be launching events specific to SiliconCaribe. Currently, with the goal of connecting, educating and inspiring individuals, we co-produce regular events such as Kingston BETA, Caribbean BETA,
SiliconCaribe.com was Founded in 2005 by tech evangelist, tech community advocate, award-winning journalist and tech blogger Ingrid Riley. She is also the founder of ConnectiMass and co-founder of ConnectID.
Here are the people who guest blogged for SiliconCaribe.com over the years
Corey K Graham
If you would like to contribute please feel free to drop us a line. ingrid @ connectimass.com
In addition to the contributors who work hard on a daily basis to provide you with valuable information, our Advisory Board also plays a key role in our growth and development.
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.