YES, the tech innovation scene is alive and kicking in the Caribbean! But…

This is a response to Michelle Marius blog post from her blog ICT-Pulse.com, where she asked - Is the tech innovation scene is alive and kicking in the Caribbean? As someone who has been an 8 year pioneer in helping to build the Jamaican and Caribbean Startup Ecosystem, I can say

Is the tech innovation scene still alive and kicking in the Caribbean?

In the aftermath of the recently held OECS think tank and hackathon, the opportunity is taken to reflect on the tech innovation scene in the Caribbean. Earlier this month, 13—15 August to be exact, a Business Solutions Think Tank and Hackathon were held in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

Aruba is having its first ever Tech Conference called ATECH, next week

Aruba is having its first ever tech conference, ATECH*, taking place in the capital Oranjestad on August 28th and 29th, 2015. The organizers have confirmed the first 10 special presenters including: - Angel investor Kelly Hoey, named by Business Insider to be one of the “100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter” -

CALL TO ACTION: The Need for more Caribbean Blogs of Substance

I get it, blogging is hard work and initially thankless. I've been keeping the lights on here at SiliconCaribe.com and  sometimes barely. I love Caribbean360 and Caribjournal also but we need lots more and also country specific. Let's move the Facebook wall wars, patio pulpits & bar debates to blogs!

SiliconCaribe.com announces media sponsorship for StartupJam Series

Our Caribbean Tech News Site, announces our media sponsorship of the Startup Jam workshop series in association with the US Embassy, the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI and Slashroots Foundation. The first workshop of the Startup Jam Series, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Executive Seminar Room, Faculty

Startup Weekend Jamaica to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kingston

ConnectiMass, the social enterprise that's been creating Content, Community and Events for Aspiring and Current Innovators in the Caribbean Tech Industry for the past 8 years, will stage another Startup Weekend Jamaica to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kingston on November 13th-15th, 2015.   Who is Startup Weekend Jamaica for? Anyone who

Jamaica And The Internet: Where Are We Now?

OPINION: On Wednesday, April 15, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the 2015 edition of the Global Information Technology Report (GITR), which features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index. This assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICT)

DevCa winners point the way for Caribbean entrepreneurs

TECH CONFERENCE - THE top-placed team in the Developing the Caribbean (DevCa) 2015 Code Sprint Competition has developed an application to help potential entrepreneurs access information and resources critical to their development. Nicholas Williams and Akua Walters of 'Team Ambisie/Ambition' proudly presented their 'App' at an awards ceremony at Mona School