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The Caribbean’s Tech Startup Ecosystem started with the first wave of Internet Startups in the mid 90s, inspired by, and at times clones of, the American success stories. The region had, and in some cases still has, its own eBay (, Yahoo (, early social networks ( and,online dating (,alumni

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Attention of tech hubs and labs in the Caribbean. Get involved in the AgriHack Talent Caribbean

The Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with institutions including the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and ConnectiMass will organise a Caribbean Initiative for ICT for Agriculture called Agrihack Talent Caribbean. Its main objective is support the development

Wolmer’s teen takes on tech entrepreneurship

STARTUPS- EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Wayne Dawkins is already taking the steps to realise his dreams of becoming one of Jamaica's tech entrepreneurs. The Wolmer's Boys' sixth former heeded the advice of one of his role models and was inspired to attend StartUp Weekend Jamaica recently. During that event, he was invited to join

Who Are the Winners in the Startup Weekend Jamaica October 2013 edition?

So after 26 pitches, 8 lead teams selected and 54 hours of work super hard with expert coaching....the teams where judged and the winners chosen. The top 3 winners of ConnectiMass's first Startup Weekend Jamaica are:   1ST PRIZE: Team Agro - Digital Agricultural Clearing House utilizing RSS and SMS technology..                           2ND PRIZE:

Save The Date: Startup Weekend Jamaica is October 4-6th, 2013 in Kingston

Startup Weekend Jamaica is now confirmed for October 4-6th, 2013 at the PCJ Auditorium, PCJ Building. Jamaica joins the Global Startup Movement this way. Already there has been over 1,050 Startup Weekend events worldwide, 100,000 attendees, in 110 countries, across 475 cities. In the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, Dominican Republic,

Deputy Governor of the Bank of Jamaica Speaks on Mobile Money and Opportunities for Young Tech Entrepreneurs at Kingston BETA

Livingstone Morrison, Deputy Governor of Finance & Technology at Bank of Jamaica( BOJ) will be speaking on Mobile Money and the opportunities for young tech entrepreneurs at Kingston BETA, Jamaica’s tech community event to be held this Thursday April 25th, 2013 at JAMPRO’s headquarters at 6:30pm. $500jmd at the door. With

STARTUP CITY: Kingston – How to make the city a hub for tech entrepreneurship and innovation…in fact Startup Cities wanted across the Caribbean.

As the words entrepreneurship and innovation move from being mere hype  to becoming deeper rooted into the psyche across the Caribbean especially over the last 18 months a number of things have been happening. We're starting to see the beginnings of a culture emerge and in some places - the

Jamaica Startup BootCamp opens support track to fledgling startups

In order to help Jamaican mobile startups leap from great prototypes to profitable companies, infoDev and Caribbean BETA will launch Jamaica Startup BootCamp—a two-month-long pitching challenge with virtual business coaching—on November 17-18, 2012. The challenge will launch over a weekend-long event at the New Kingston Headquarters of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)

The Next Kingston BETA is Thursday April 26th, 2012

Kingston Beta, the bimonthly Event staged in Jamaica, connected to the Caribbean and Diaspora – is a platform for startups, entrepreneurs, developers, designers and tech professionals – to learn, be inspired and network. It’s become the hub for the movers and shakers in the Jamaican and Caribbean Tech Community. Over 40