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Our Founder In the Press for Jamaica’s National Science and Technology Month

November 30, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Our Founder In the Press for Jamaica’s National Science and Technology Month»



Our Founder Ingrid RIley was interviewed for a feature for National Science and Technology Month in Jamaica. Here is the feature. A Conversation With Ingrid Riley, Jamaican Tech Guru Ingrid Riley is a Jill of many trades within the Jamaican and Caribbean digital space. She is a tech pioneer – entrepreneur, digital strategist, researcher, event planner, mentor and more, helping to guide others as they start or continue their journeys in this fast-moving, ever-changing industry. For her dedication, she was selected as one of the Gleaner/PSOJ 50 Under Fifty awardees in 2012, which ...

EVENT: Women Tech Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage at tomorrow’s KINGSTON BETA Meetup

November 18, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on EVENT: Women Tech Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage at tomorrow’s KINGSTON BETA Meetup»



TOMORROW!! Women Tech Entrepreneurs Take Centre Stage at tomorrow’s KINGSTON BETA + Pitches from Jamaica and Trinidad + Networking + Drinks. It’s our Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women Entrepreneurship Day Special Edition. It’s also our last meetup of 2015. So you have to be there. Wednesday Nov 18th | 6:30pm | $500 | at JAMPRO HQ 18 Trafalgar Rd. Thanks to sponsors: 876 solutions + Edufocal

Ingrid Riley, Connectimass Founder will be on an Expert Panel for Startup Canada’s #StartupChats this Friday Oct 16th on Twitter

October 15, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Ingrid Riley, Connectimass Founder will be on an Expert Panel for Startup Canada’s #StartupChats this Friday Oct 16th on Twitter»



Ingrid Riley, Founder of Connectimass, Caribbean Technology Media and Events Company (@ingridriley) will be a guest expert on a panel for Twitter Chat #StartupChats on Friday October 16 at noon ET. This program takes place on Twitter every Wednesday and Friday at 12pm ET, when a deep dive into a topic is done with a virtual panel of experts. This episode is called: 'How to Find New Clients, chat sponsored by Dell (@DellSmbCA). It is hosted by Edwin Frondozo, a volunteer with Startup Canada. This is a topic that a large proportion of Startup ...

Call for Caribbean Startups for SXSW Accelerator Event in 2016

October 13, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Call for Caribbean Startups for SXSW Accelerator Event in 2016»



ConnectiMass, as an Advisory Board Member representing the Caribbean for SXSW Accelerator Event in 2016, we happily open the Call for Caribbean Startups to apply for the SXSW Accelerator. Entry Deadline Is Friday, November 6, 2015. About SXSW Accelerator SXSW Accelerator returns for its eighth edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations - could your company be one?  This event provides an outlet for companies to present their new online entertainment or gaming products, social media / networking technologies, or mobile, payment and fin technology, or health technology to a ...

Our Founder Ingrid Riley appointed to the Board of South West (SXSW) Startup Accelerator

August 26, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Our Founder Ingrid Riley appointed to the Board of South West (SXSW) Startup Accelerator»



Our Founder and Executive Director Ingrid Riley has been appointed  the Board for the South by South West (SXSW) Startup Accelerator responsible for the Caribbean. So guys and gals get your startups ready for SXSW March 2016. We at Connectimass will start looking for Caribbean Startups as early as September 21 2015. Watch this space and our blog SiliconCaribe.com for further news on application dates. SXSX attracts 30,000 attendees from 67 countries plus some of the world's top influencers and investors. ‪#‎SXSW‬ ‪#‎

SiliconCaribe.com announces media sponsorship for StartupJam Series

June 29, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on SiliconCaribe.com announces media sponsorship for StartupJam Series»



SiliconCaribe.com, our Caribbean Tech News Site, announces our media sponsorship of the Startup Jam workshop series in association with the US Embassy, the Mona School of Business & Management, UWI and Slashroots Foundation. The first workshop of the Startup Jam Series, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Executive Seminar Room, Faculty of Law, 3rd Floor, UWI Mona. The theme of this inaugural event is “Run Lean” and will focus on how entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs can apply lean startup methodology to solve problems, specifically products and services they want to ...

Startup Weekend Jamaica to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kingston

June 19, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Startup Weekend Jamaica to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kingston»



We at ConnectiMass, who's been ccreating Content, Community and Events for Aspiring and Current Innovators in the Caribbean Tech Industry for the past 8 years, will stage another Startup Weekend Jamaica to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kingston on November 13th-15th, 2015. Who is Startup Weekend Jamaica for? Anyone who has an idea that uses the internet or mobile platform and wants to know if their idea is viable,want learn more about how to launch their own startup. It is open to aspiring and current entrepreneurs, senior high school and college students, ...

Sun, Sea and Startups – The Story of Jamaica’s Startup Scene

March 10, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Sun, Sea and Startups – The Story of Jamaica’s Startup Scene»



This keynote presentation made by our Founder and Executive Dirctor Ingrid Riley at the inaugural Black Tech Week in Miami, February 23-28th, 2015 is all about the story of Jamaican Tech Entrepreneurship. While you had to be there to get the full effect of this story, we thought it would be good to publish it as a reference point for many. Sun, Sea and Startups ...

Our Founder Ingrid Riley to Speak at Black Tech Week in Miami Feb 25-28th

February 17, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Our Founder Ingrid Riley to Speak at Black Tech Week in Miami Feb 25-28th»



Our Founder and Executive Director Ingrid Riley, has been invited to speak about the Jamaican/Caribbean Startup Scene at Black Tech Week​ in Miami  February 25th - 28th, 2015. It's a week of celebrating innovation and diversity. The Week look event, brings together accomplished entrepreneurs, investors, executives, digital influencers from the America, the Caribbean and Africa. #BlackTechWeek #W3RTech. Ingrid will be giving a Caribbean Startup Report by speaking on Sun, Sea and Startups- The Rise of the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem. 

SAVE THE NEW DATE! The Next Kingston BETA is on Thursday March 5th, 2015. Our 8th Anniversary!

February 05, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on SAVE THE NEW DATE! The Next Kingston BETA is on Thursday March 5th, 2015. Our 8th Anniversary!»



The first Kingston BETA event for this year is now confirmed for,  Thursday March 5th, 2015. It will be our 8th anniversary! It's our 8th year of staging Jamaica and the Caribbean's first and longest running Tech Meetup + Pitch Off!  So save the date! Get your pitches ready! Your fellow tech/startup community members as well as investors are waiting to hear from you. Have a great idea/Startup to pitch?  send your name, brief description to ingrid@connectiMass.com. And have a read of our guidelines here. We do Skype Video pitches from Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs ...