ABOUT US
SiliconCaribe is focused on Caribbean technology news, startups, innovation, digital business, internet and digital culture. We’re about showing that the Caribbean has to offer and encouraging the growth of the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem. Our triple award-winning blog is the first, longest running and Most Influential Caribbean Technology News Site. We launched in 2007.

We cover:

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.

STARTUPS
The newest Caribbean ideas that could change our world and all of the people, products and events happening in the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem.

MOBILE
The apps, platforms and businesses that are redefining how we use computers.

SOCIAL MEDIA
How technologies are shaping the way we communicate with each other.

ENTERPRISE
How technologies are changing the way we work and do business. From Big Data, Cloud Computing, Hardware and Software.

EVENTS
What kind of technology events are happening for consumers, entrepreneurs and businesses.

 

Our Blog
Founded in 2007, SilconCaribe is our triple award-winning blog. It is the first, longest running and most widely read andInfluential 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.

Our Events

We co-produce the following events along side our parent brand ConnectiMass.

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.
Twitter: @jamaicasw

Caribbean Startup Week
Caribbean Startup Week is an annual six-day celebration of the Caribbean’s growing startup culture and community. It’s about and connecting, educating, showcasing the players and the progress of the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem and Community. You’ll find meetups, panel sessions, presentations, free events, Startup Pitch Contests, workshops, Startup Weekends.

The goal of Caribbean Startup Week is
– to strengthen ties in the growing Caribbean Startup community;
– to  showcase the startups, innovation and tech ideas happening in the Caribbean and the people and inspiration behind them;
– and to  foster the Caribbean’s startup growth by bringing together aspiring and current entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers, senior high school and college students, academics, technocrats and tech-enthusiasts.

Coming in 2016

Our PARENT BRAND
Connectimass is a non-profit, that is focused on helping to solve youth unemployment by promoting job creation through tech entrepreneurship and digital skills to our youth and women. The Foundation creates Content  (Blogs, Guides), Community (Space) and Events (Capacity building and Community building ) for Aspiring and Current Innovators in the Caribbean Tech Industry and recently Africa.

 

Editor in Chief

Ingrid Riley

 

Our Awards

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.

 

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