Archive for September, 2013

What are the Top 6 Caribbean MOBILE App Semi-finalists in the Global VentureOut Challenge?

September 17, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on What are the Top 6 Caribbean MOBILE App Semi-finalists in the Global VentureOut Challenge?»



Congratulations to the 6 Caribbean MOBILE APPS from Jamaica (3) and Trinidad(3) that made it to the Top 24 semifinals globally of the VentureOutChallenge. It was announced today during their live TechConnect video conference. Of a total of 26 Caribbean Mobile App entries, thee following 6 were chosen as semi-finalists.   Reason for Venture Out infoDev at the World Bank and CRDF Global announce VentureOut, a new initiative to propel expansion- ready mobile entrepreneurs into enticing international markets. The VentureOut ...

We’re putting Jamaica’s Startup Ecosystem on the Global Map at StartupGenome.com with your help

September 17, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on We’re putting Jamaica’s Startup Ecosystem on the Global Map at StartupGenome.com with your help»



As selected curators at Connectimass, we're helping build the Jamaica startup community map on Startup Genome. See it here: http://startupgenome.com/city/kingston-jm . Can you help by adding your company, your personal profile as entrepreneur, developer, designer, marketer, blogger, business person, investor, incubator, accelerator to the map and telling others to do the same? We're also looking for 2 other people to help us curate the map. Know anyone interested? Email ingrid @ connectimass.com Why Startup Genome is important to Jamaica? Falling costs to start a business generally but especially an ...

See Problems as Business Opportunities. All You Need is a Great Idea for Startup Weekend Jamaica!

September 16, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on See Problems as Business Opportunities. All You Need is a Great Idea for Startup Weekend Jamaica!»



Jamaica has LOTS of Problems. The World has Lots of Problems! And Lots of problems mean lots of Opportunity to Solve them and Make a business out of it! What are Your Tech-driven Business Solutions ? This is what Entrepreneurs Do, Solve Problems at a Profit!  Get Your Best Idea ready for Startup Weekend Jamaica!  More

Which of the 10 Jamaican mobile apps will make it to the Global Top 24 in the Venture Out Challenge?

September 16, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Which of the 10 Jamaican mobile apps will make it to the Global Top 24 in the Venture Out Challenge?»



Which of the 10 Jamaican mobile apps will make it to the Global Top 24? Tune in tomorrow for the live #VentureOut #broadcast tomorrow Tuesday September 17th at 11AM EDT. Sign up here: http://ventureoutchallenge.org/. Check out the Top 10 Jamaican Mobile Apps that were selected to compete with apps from entrepreneurs from 33 countries across the Caribbean, Easter Europe, USA and Africa.

Venture Out Challenge Applications Are Closed. WHAT TO DO NOW?

September 14, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Venture Out Challenge Applications Are Closed. WHAT TO DO NOW?»



So no what Venture Out Challenge Applications Are Closed. We've announced the 10 Jamaican mobile Apps that are moving forward to be judged. WHAT TO DO NOW? 1. Sign Up and Attend TechConnect VentureOut Live Online Tues, Sept 17 @ 11am EDT Top 24 will be announced @ TechConnect VentureOut WATCH LIVE to connect with mobile app experts. SHARE YOUR VOICE send your questions for the panelists to ventureoutchallenge@gmail.com 2. Sign Up and Attend Time to GO GLOBAL Live Online Mon, Sept 23 @10:30am EDT Time to GET CLUED IN with Time ...

10 Jamaican Tech Entrepreneurs and their Mobile Apps to Go Global

September 12, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on 10 Jamaican Tech Entrepreneurs and their Mobile Apps to Go Global»



After an intense week of promotions plus a outreach workshop in Kingston, we're happy to report that 10 of 14 Jamaican Tech Entrepreneurs who entered their Apps, have been selected to compete in the Global Venture Out Challenge Mobile Apps Competition and Programme staged by InfoDev/CRDF organisations. The Jamaican Mobile Entrepreneurs will join others from Entrepreneurs from 33 countries from the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia in the competition. ConnectiMass was selected to be the local event enabler for VentureOut Challenge. The name of the Mobile APps are 1. Bliss HR- ...

Kingston to Host first Startup Weekend Jamaica in October

September 03, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   0 Comment»



Startup Weekend Jamaica will connect local entrepreneurs  and startup enthusiasts to share ideas and launch companies  Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 – Startup Weekend JAMAICA will connect local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors and resources at its first event. Throughout the period of this 54-hour event, attendees will share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.  Local and Diaspora-based CEOs, founders, and American startup veterans will be on hand as Mentors and Coaches to provide expertise on their experiences in the fast-paced world of technology ...

Jamaica Tech and Startup Events: A short list

September 03, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   0 Comment»



Event are pivotal in helping to build a Startup Community and an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and we're doing just that in Jamaica. It's the busy season regarding Tech and Startup related events here in Kingston. Here is a run down of a few that's worth attending. More