Entrepreneurship and Mental Health: A Caribbean Tech Entrepreneur’s Perspective

by Kenia Afreeka Mattis  Becoming an entrepreneur is you calling your future into a room and saying “listen buddy, there’s gonna be some drastic changes around here.” Rarely does your future simply acquiesce with a “yes sire.” For years, you get used to hearing “aww hellll no.” But still you push ahead,

The Horror! How Caribbean Startup Hivesource Accepts online payments in the Caribbean

By Wesley Gervais This is first part in a multi-part series revealing how we run the operations of Hivesource including some of the Challenges we’ve faced in our journey along with the solutions we’ve implemented to serve our customers.  Our hope is that this series not only helps establish a connection

Pitch AgriHack 2016 is Open To Caribbean Tech Startups Focused on Agriculture

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, is launching the pilot edition of Pitch AgriHack, a new component of its AgriHack Talent

Jamaican Government is Pro Net Neutrality. Period.

Jamaica's Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley is unapologetically standing firm on his Government's stance to support for net neutrality, which is the principle of equal access to Internet content and applications. This comes in wake of increased complaints over the past two years, especially on social media, by mobile phones users

Caribbean Entrepreneurs Learn More about Crowdfunding for Your BUsiness

The Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank Group has launched an Online Open Course on Crowdfunding for Caribbean Entrepreneurs. The 8-week online open learning course funded by the Government of Canada under the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), seeks to build an enabling ecosystem

FundRiseHER™ Commonwealth Crowdfunding Targets Caribbean Women Entrepreneurs

Led by two Jamaican Entrepreneurs, Valrie Grant, Founder of GeoTechVision and A. Cecile Watson, Founder of PitchandChoose.com,  FundRiseHER™, is First Commonwealth Crowdfunding Initiative, to Target Caribbean Women Entrepreneurs. FundRiseHER™ was announced at the recent CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, by Valrie Grant, the Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, A. Cecile Watson, CEO

5 Jamaican Startups Currently Crowdfunding Online

Using the Jamaican National Crowdfunding platform iSupportJamaica.com, these are a few Jamaican-based globally minded Startups currently raising capital on the platform. Have a look and if you are so moved, whip out your credit card. Get to know them and tell us what you think about their ideas. Kraasimages.com| Authentic Caribbean

Caribbean Millennials for Coders of the Caribbean in Jamaica Next Weekend

Next Gen Creators, a team of young Jamaican tech entrepreneurs who promote coding and entrepreneurship will stage their annual Coders of the Caribbean hackathon in Kingston, Jamaica next weekend, July 15-17th at the Startup Jamaica Hub. For 36 hours, Caribbean millennials will bring their best ideas and work on them intensely

Who are the winners of the latest Startup Weekend Trinidad and Tobago event ?

Launch Rockit Founder Gerard Thomas and his team, staged another Startup Weekend Trinidad and Tobago recently and 3 teams emerged winners from the 54hr intense event. They are: 1st - BidEvent - An App that connects Event Planners with Suppliers 2nd - InSeason Food Tours - Local Food Tour  3rd - EZ Parking -

Jamaican Woman Tech Entrepreneur beats field of 10,000 to win US pitch competition

Jamaican  Tech Entrepreneur Kenia Mattis, Co-Founder of ListenMeLtd has been selected winner of Spark the Fire Pitch Startup Competition during the hosting of the US State Department’s, Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this week. Following the win, the United States Embassy congratulated Mattis, noting, “Kenia’s pitch was so good that she