The Wolmer’s Boys’ sixth former heeded the advice of one of his role models and was inspired to attend StartUp Weekend Jamaica recently. During that event, he was invited to join one the teams that would spend 54 hours to create the business model for a new Tech StartUp.
Wayne and his new colleagues became Team PopUp Shop and ultimately earned third place in the StartUp Weekend Jamaica competition. Since then, Dawkins has been juggling his academic responsibilities with his new entrepreneurship pursuits. He continues to keep up with his studies in physics, mathematics, geography, and geographic engineering while working hard with his teammates towards a 2014 launch of their new enterprise.
Dawkins and his colleagues have created an app to links pop up shop merchants with their potential consumers, making it simpler for the merchants to attract customers to their short-term retail locations.