Who Will Win? Pitchit Caribbean Challenge Announces its 25 Caribbean Startup Finalists

PitchIT Caribbean Challenge, a Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship competition and showcase produced by the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Programme ( CMIP),  announced the 25 Caribbean Startup teams who will be vying for US$5000 in seed funding and a spot in one of four PitchIT Caribbean Accelerators. There are 9 Jamaican Startups, 9 Trinidadian

LAUNCHED! We just sent out our first Issue of Caribbean Startup Monthly!

We  just launch its first issue of Caribbean Startup Monthly!  It’s a curated  source of news, insight, startup profiles, events and resources, we know that entrepreneurs and those who support them, will find useful. Our goal is to help every current and aspiring Caribbean Tech entrepreneur connect with the people, places,

The Top Caribbean Fintech Ideas I saw in the NCB Digital Innovation Challenge and Which Team I Scored the Highest

I was asked to judge NCB's first Digital Innovation Challenge this past weekend in Kingston, Jamaica and I said yes immediately. Being around Caribbean Tech entrepreneurs and developers and connecting them to the people and things they need to success has been one of the things I've been doing for

11 Tech Startup Pitches at Kingston BETA March Edition: See full Report

Kingston BETA Tech Community Meetup + Pitch event, kicked off the first in its 2016 series on Thursday March 24th 2016. It was flush with announcements and 11 tech-driven pitches both from  aspiring and current Jamaican Tech Entrepreneurs, plus a new Youth Innovation Pitch segment for high school students. Slashroots is

Our Next Kingston BETA Tech Community Meetup + Pitch Event is NEXT WEEK + a new Youth Innovation Segment

SiliconCaribe is happy to kick off its 2016 events series with our Tech Meetup + Pitch Series Kingston BETA! on Thursday March 24th, 2016 at JAMPRO Head Quarters, 18 Trafalgar Road in New Kingston Business District. Our event which is in its 9th year starts at 6:30 p.m. and it’s only

Caribbean BPO 2.0 – Is Our Software Development Sector Prepared for the Future?

by Egbert v. Frankenberg In the age of online communication, service driven industries can be anywhere on the planet. No longer are tangible products the only commodity that is "Made in Elsewhere". BPO industries in India, Eastern Europe and many other developing countries have benefited from the global technological advancements  in communication and

Caribbean Startup Ecosystem News Round-Up

I get a lot of emails, calls and have meetings every week with entrepreneurs, investors, mentors across the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem and the Diaspora. There is alot of activity going on and we all should be excited it about it. Having kick started the Jamaican Tech Startup Community back in

12 Ways Mobile Money Can Macro Impact The Caribbean

by Byron Gibson Despite current and projected continued global growth in electronic and mobile commerce, as a region with above average mobile penetration (approximately 128%) as well as world-class fibre and cellular data networks, the Caribbean has failed to capitalize on, and remains woefully low on electronic or mobile commerce activity.