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 Challenge mobileapplication internationalization contest has inspired 113 submissions from 19 countries. Today theirsubmissions have been judged by business and mobile app experts and the top 24 semifinalists areannounced.The 24 semifinalists below represent some of the most promising mobile app ventures who stand readyto enter new markets. The 24 semifinalists will receive personalized mentorship, organized by each of the eight local technology community partners. Using feedback from the VentureOut judges and theirmentors they will upgrade their applications by September 24 for round two of judging. The top 12finalists will be announced on October 2, and subsequently paired with internationally-based mentors with whom they’ll meet during the month of October, leading up to the finalists’ event. The finalists will be preparing for the Dragon’s Den, a pitching exposition to compete for $10,000 in seed funding thatwill be held in Moldova this October 30-November 1, 2013. Thanks to a great partnership withTechCrunch, ones elected VentureOut entrepreneur will also be attending TechCrunch’s DisruptEurope event in Berlin this October 28 and 29, 2013. Blackberry is also contributing to the prizes available for the top 12.