Posts Tagged ‘Tech Entrepreneurship conference’
The real message behind why we do Caribbean BETAis that we want more people to come to know, understand and take action because of these two things things:
– that because we are now all living in the Digital Age, the playing field has become more level, the opportunities are greater and there are now many, many more routes to creating and finding jobs, owning a business and achieving personal success.
-that, while building reciprocal and meaningful network of business relationships will always be essential, having access to utilities of the internet and mobile phone and their ability to connect you to people, ideas and opportunity – means you are now more in charge of what you know, who you know and how far you go than ever before. So being connected online, is not just about entertainment anymore…but also about education and entrepreneurship.
There are now 10 confirmed tech entrepreneurs competing in Caribbean BETA Pitchfest. Entered as yet?
We have 10 confirmed contestants for Caribbean BETA Pitchfest 2012. Have you entered as yet? The deadline for entering is Friday November 9th, 2012. Enter here . Last year we had 17 finalists, a top 5 and then 3 winners. Where will you be? Who were last year’s winners? Check them out here.
Are you an aspiring or current tech entrepreneur ? Do you have a great tech-driven business idea or existing prototype that uses the internet, mobile or social platforms ? Want to win cash, connections, development support and bragging rights from angel/venture investors, founders of tech accelerators and tech incubators?
Enter Caribbean BETA’s 2012 BETA PitchFest Contest. The Caribbean BETA PitchFest is where the smartest minds and most passionate people come to pitch their big ideas that can solve problems and create opportunities. They do it for cash, connections and the braggable of having the Top Caribbean Tech Idea for 2012.
Caribbean BETA Startup Bootcamp.
ConnectiMass which stages Caribbean BETA in association with InfoDev will be staging a 2 day Startup Bootcamp on Saturday November 17th and Sunday November 18th at JAMPRO Training Room in Kingston, Jamaica. You don’t want to miss this. It’s an entire Bootcamp, mentoring, competition and prizes process you will want to be apart of. It’s only $1,000jmd in total includes refreshments. Get more details here
Why a Silicon Caribe TOP40 List
Tech Entrepreneurs all over the world have been changing the way we live, play and do business and it has been a growing trend here in the Caribbean especially over the last two years. We have seen a rise in the number of startups pitching at our event Kingston BETA as well as the number of aspiring attendees.
We’ve also seen signs of potential hotspots brewing across the Caribbean in Barbados and Trinidad especially, with St Kitts, St Vincent and Antigua showing up too. We’re also bringing Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs together in the same space for a single event Caribbean BETA the first of its kind Tech Entrepreneurship conference on November 25th, 2011 in Kingston Jamaica and we’re expecting the event with help inspire even more people to get into the game.
The Caribbean is taking its place in the world regarding startups that create jobs and unleash innovations locally and globally that solve real problems and make people lives better.
We want to highlight this and give Caribbean Tech entrepreneurs a platform to be recognised and to inspire others. So we decided to create the Silicon Caribe Top 40 Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs to Watch List in 2012.
Online submissions will be open right here on November 3, 2011.
Who is a Tech Entrepreneur? Typically defined, a tech entrepreneur is a woman or man who applies their ideas using technology. Over the years the technologies being used have primarily been the Internet and the mobile phone/device. So if you surf online or use a mobile phone chances are you are using a product or service – such as an app, a website, a game, a social network created by a tech entrepreneur.
Famous Tech Entrepreneurs
Steve Jobs – co-founder of Apple that gave is the iPod, iPad, iPhone and iMac. He has since been called the greatest Tech Entrepreneur of our time
Bill Gates – founder of Microsoft that gave us Windows Operating System
Larry Page and Sergey Brin – co-founders of Google.com
Mark Zuckerberg- Founder, Facebook.com
Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim – Cofounders of Youtube.com
It’s a one day Tech Entrepreneurship conference that’s about driving startup businesses, jobs and innovation in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. It will be on Friday, November 25th 2011 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. More