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Things learnt at Startup Weekend Jamaica 2013 by participant Shawn McLean

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I attended the first Startup Weekend Jamaica event with the intention of gaining some experience and learning things from the vast knowledge base provided by the awesome coaches at the event. The weekend is a 54 hour event, starting from a Friday evening to Sunday evening attended by entrepreneurs from various backgrounds such as designers, developers, marketers, etc. We pitch an idea, people form a team with the ideas they like and they work on a pitch over the weekend. They try to iron out the problem, solutions and business viability ...

Yeah! We did it! Our Startup Weekend Jamaica group shot!

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We did a last lick Group Photo of the top 3 Teams, couple of the coaches and volunteers with our Executive Director Ingrid Riley in the middle.

Our Startup Weekend Jamaica Hashtag #swja got just under 1,000,000 Social Media impressions

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Startup Weekend Jamaica Hashtag #swja generates just under 1,000,000 Social Media impressions across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram according to hashtack tracking service Keyhole.co. Let's just say, we're pretty happy about that.  

And from our first Startup Weekend Jamaica Oct 4-6th, 2013… the Winners Are……

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We had our first Startup Weekend Jamaica event on Oct 4-6th, 2013. So after 26 pitches, 8 lead teams selected and 54 hours of work super hard with expert coaching....the teams where judged and the winners chosen. The top 3 winners of our first Startup Weekend Jamaica are   1ST PRIZE: Team Agro - An RSS to SMS Multichannel Agriculture Clearing House.                             2ND PRIZE: Team Audio-Pi - A device that allows you to transmit audio across a wireless network to a speaker connected to the device.

See who from the Kingston BETA community is headed to Moldova as finalists in Venture Out Mobile App Competition

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Washington, DC - Thirteen ( 13) international startups and two of them from Jamaica and our Kingston BETA community, have been selected by the VentureOut Challenge an initiative of infoDev and CRDF Global to compete before a live audience and a panel of mobile experts in Chisinau, Moldova on November 1, 2013 The Tech Entrepreneurs from our Kingston BETA community who were selected as finalists are: Dwayne Samuels - Grikly -is a business networking application thatallows users to share contact details easily. Dwayne had pitched Grik.ly at the July ...