Silicon Caribe gives the latest Caribbean Technology News, Interviews, Trends, Opinion, Caribbean Startups, Social Media, Digital culture, Digital Business and Technology Events. Plus we produce Caribbean Tech events that bring tech industry & startup ecosystems together.
As the Caribbean’s leading technology media property of ConnectiMass, we launched in 2007 and are committed to chronicling the development of the Caribbean Tech Industry especially the Social Media, Startup, Mobile sectors. We are first, longest running and most widely read Caribbean Tech News Site.
CARIBBEAN TECH NEWS
The latest news and information on how the Caribbean is using technology to live, work, do business and play in this Digital Age and within a international context and perspective.
The newest Caribbean ideas that could change our world and all of the people, products and events making things happen in the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem.
The apps, platforms and businesses that are redefining how we live, work, play and do business.
How social media technologies are shaping the way we communicate with each other.
How technologies are changing the way we work and do business. From Big Data, Cloud Computing, Hardware and Software.
What kind of Caribbean technology events are happening for consumers, entrepreneurs and businesses.
We also cover CleanTech and eTourism.
Founded in 2007, SilconCaribe is our triple award-winning blog. It is the first, longest running and most widely read and influential Caribbean Technology News Site. Founded in 2007, the site has an active, influential audience consisting of more than 30,000 and growing. 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 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.