Who is Ingrid Riley?
Ingrid is the Founder + Chief Blogger at SiliconCaribe. Dubbed the Caribbean Tech Queen by regional media, Ingrid is an award-winning entrepreneur and pioneer in the Caribbean Tech Industry and Startup Ecosystem.
Over the past 10 years, she’s built her influence through leadership in the space, by writing over 2,000 articles; being a leading producer of Caribbean Technology events; hearing and judging over 1,000 startup pitches from 10 Caribbean countries; plus speaking on Caribbean tech innovation and entrepreneurship across 4 continents.
She is very passionate about technology, and how the Caribbean is leveraging it all, for success in the Global Digital Economy.
Ingrid Riley is a 12-year blogging veteran – who loves to connecting the dots regarding tech innovation and entrepreneurship and how its disrupting and amplifying mobile, social media, travel, food and beverage, health and wellness, money and finance, agriculture, sports, education, arts and culture in the Caribbean.
I also love to travel and do it a lot. I have a thing for hot chocolate, wine and Vespa Scooters. Learn more details about the professional side of me here. I am on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram. And so is SiliconCaribe on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Best Technology Blog 2011 (Jamaica Blog Awards)
Best Technology Blog 2010 ( Jamaica Blog Awards)
Blog of the Year 2010 ( Jamaica Blog Awards)
Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica Game Changer Award ( 2012)
Techlinks Caribbean Innovators Game Changer Award ( 2013)
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I like to align myself with brands and companies who are looking for innovative partnerships that are mutually beneficial. As a Digital influencer with integrity and someone who’s knowledgeable in reaching people effectively and strategically, I’m pretty sure we can collaborate and do something awesome. Call/WhatsApp 1 876 864 2440. | Email: SiliconCaribe@gmail.com
I maintain editorial integrity always, and this is why readers of this blog trust me and why we’ve been around for 10 years now. My audience is always at the forefront and I partner with brands for ad campaigns and branded sponsor posts that I think will resonate with our Caribbean Millennial audience at home in the Region and the Diaspora.
Events Producer + Events Host
I lead the production and programming of our Caribbean tech events from meetups and competitions to workshops and conferences. SiliconCaribe is the leading producer of Caribbean technology events and have produced the most Caribbean Tech Events for Entrepreneurs, Digital Media, Women, Caribbean Businesses and the Caribbean Tech Industry and Diaspora that anyone else.
We’ve done over 80 Meetups+ Pitch events, 3 Caribbean Tech Conferences, 3 Caribbean wide Hackathons, a few Mobile App Competitions, Online Twitter Chats and Startup Weekends. We launched Caribbean Bloggers Week in 2016 and we will stage the first Caribbean Women in Tech coming up in September 2017.
I can help with the event concept development + content programming for tech related events, conferences and competitions.
Judge: Startup Pitch + Innovation Competitions
I’ve listened to just over 1000 pitches from Caribbean tech entrepreneurs from 10 Caribbean countries. The competitions have been hackathons, startup pitch contests, mobile app competitions and innovation challenges.
I’ve been blogging for 12 years, been a Digital Strategist for over 10 years and have helped over 50 brands figure out how to maximise their online presence, and how to use digital tools strategically. I’m both social and technical, from marketing to branding to WordPress Blog set up and optimization and SEO (search engine optimization).
I’ve presented and spoken at a variety of meetups, conferences, working groups, schools and colleges on topics around Caribbean Technology Trends, Innovation, Startups and Tech Entrepreneurship, including: Black Tech Week, AgriHack Caribbean ( Kenya) Small Business Association of Jamaica Conference and a number of NonProfit Organisations among others.
Blogging + Social Media Workshops I teach include:
Blogging Masterclass: From Beginner to Blogging Boss
Content Marketing: Breaking Through the Noise and Standing Out
Social Media for Social Good: Nonprofits and Online Activism
Innovation + Entrepreneurship Workshop I teach include:
How to kickstart an entrepreneurial community in your Caribbean country.
Contact Me Now
Email me : SiliconCaribe@gmail.com
1 876 864 2440