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Meet The 10 Jamaican Startups Competing today in the DBJ+ Seedstars Kingston Pitch Competition

On Thursday October 26th, 10 of JAMAICA’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit and win up to USD 1 million in equity investment and prizes at the Global Summit. Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes


The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has partnered with Swiss based-company, Seedstars World and Silicon Caribe's tech startup event Kingston BETA -  to assist in identifying the best start-up to represent Jamaica in a regional and global competition where US$500,000 in investment awaits the global winner. Seedstars World which organises worldwide

VIDEO: Do you know that name of the Caribbean Vlogger who scored a spot on the Billboard Chart ?

DO YOU KNOW #06 60 seconds of Caribbean Tech History with @ingridrileyjm Do you know the name of the Caribbean Vlogger who became a DJ and had one of his songs land in the #8 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart? A post shared by Silicon Caribe (@siliconcaribe) on Sep 26,


We're refreshed from our usual summer break and ready for our next 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT which will be on Thursday October 26th, 2017 at JAMPRO HQ, 6:30pm. It's the usual JMD$500 community contribution. Kingston BETA is a SiliconCaribe Media event. Our Panel Theme is: The State of Jamaica's Tech Startup Ecosystem.

Steady but Slow — Open Data’s Progress in the Caribbean

Matthew McNaughton, Founding Principal of Slshroots co-authored with Denique Ferguson and Alesha Aris of the SlashRoots Foundation. It was originally published on the Open Knowledge International’s Blog in support of the 2016 Global Open Data Index Launch. The Global Open Data Index and the Caribbean Then Over the last two years, the

SAVE THE DATE: Our Next Kingston BETA event will be on Thursday March 2nd, 2017

It’s Kingston BETA's 10th anniversary year and our first event for 2017. We are kicking off a year-long 10th anniversary celebration with the first in our event series. It will be on Thursday March 2, 2016 at JAMPRO Head Quarters, 18 Trafalgar Road in New Kingston Business District. It starts at

Where do you get data for/from the Caribbean Region?

by Corbeaux, Editor of Disenfranchised Data If you have ever tried to get data for or about the Caribbean region, you would find that, there is not one location for all the data, but an array of silos, where you then have to search and pick through to find the data

When a Jamaican Vlogger Becomes a Deejay and hits the Billboard Reggae Top 10 Chart

Trabulation, the eight-track EP by Jamaicanvlogger-turned-deejay Trabass, debuts at number eight on the Billboard Reggae album chart. Released on December 9 via Trabass TV LLC, Trabulation is produced by Track Star Music Group. It features collaborations with Lincoln 3dot, Khaos, Sekuence, Alovich, and El Capiitan. Born Andrew Chambers, Trabass is from