Everything that ConnectiMass does is driven by our mission”of bridging the gap between the information haves and have nots, the opportunity haves and have nots- so that tech entrepreneurship becomes a major driver of startup businesses, job creation and innovation in Jamaica and across the Caribbean.”
..we’ve been executing this by offering Digital Marketing services to Caribbean brands that want to leverage the Internet and Technology to connect with their customers in fresh ways and take their products and services to the world, online.
..we’ve been doing this by launching online media properties SiliconCaribe.com and SiliconCaribe.TV which covers what Caribbean companies and Caribbean people are doing online & with technology and acts as a guide with useful Reviews and How to articles.
..we’re been executing this by pioneering Kingston BETA, Caribbean BETA, supporting Code Sprints like those of Slash Roots, presenting at and helping organisations to plan Workshops and Knowledge shares surrounding Web, Technology, Social Media and Entrepreneurship topics.
And now we’ve added another pivotal event Startup Weekend JAMAICA to our event lineup. It’s geared towards educating, exposing and supporting individuals- anyone who want to become tech entrepreneurs and who already are – people who use the web and technology to start businesses, create jobs and spawn innovation in their country and our region.
Startup Weekend “is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.”
We believe it’s another right step to meet the needs to the fast growing and hungry Jamaican and Caribbean Tech community. The date for Startup Weekend Jamaica is February 3-5, 2012. The website and many details is forthcoming.