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Our CEO asked to Serve as Board Chairman of Startup Jamaica

May 30, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Our CEO asked to Serve as Board Chairman of Startup Jamaica»



Our CEO Ingrid Riley has been asked to Serve as Board Chairman of Startup Jamaica, the Government and Private Sector Partner Project that seeks to accelerate Jamaican and Caribbean Technology Startups.

Social Media Strategy Q&A : Should I always use #hashtags for my Tweets?

May 17, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Social Media Strategy Q&A : Should I always use #hashtags for my Tweets?»



From our Digital Strategy Consulting Arm: The Question: I need some guidance on hashtags for my tweets. Do all my tweets have to have a hashtag?  How do I choose a hashtag? – Marguerite Orane, Ceo of Marguerite Orane & Associations ( Canada + Caribbean) My Answer: First, let’s start from the top with what is a hashtag and why do we use it? A hashtag is really a keyword phrase used in Twitter conversations ( and now on many social media platforms) that is preceded by a pound (#) sign and written without spaces in between, i.e #ILoveGetConnectid. The primary purpose of a ...

Hi Five Team !!! We just sent out the 1st issue of Caribbean Startup Monthly!

May 03, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Hi Five Team !!! We just sent out the 1st issue of Caribbean Startup Monthly!»



SiliconCaribe.com our 9 year old, Caribbean Tech Blog just launch its first issue of Caribbean Startup Monthly!  It's a curated  source of news, insight, startup profiles, events and resources, we know that entrepreneurs and those who support them, will find useful. Our goal is to help every current and aspiring Caribbean Tech entrepreneur connect with the people, places, and events around them. We also intend to connect the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem players and supporters to each other. We believe the more connected and informed we are, the faster and better our Caribbean Tech and Startup Ecosystem will grow. If you Missed it | Get ...

Our Next Kingston BETA Tech Community Meetup + Pitch Event is NEXT WEEK + a new Youth Innovation Segment

March 17, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Our Next Kingston BETA Tech Community Meetup + Pitch Event is NEXT WEEK + a new Youth Innovation Segment»



SiliconCaribe is happy to kick off its 2016 events series with our Tech Meetup + Pitch Series Kingston BETA! on Thursday March 24th, 2016 at JAMPRO Head Quarters, 18 Trafalgar Road in New Kingston Business District. Our event which is in its 9th year starts at 6:30 p.m. and it’s only JMD$500 to get in and be part of the tech community experience! See more at:

FROM OUR CARIBBEAN TECH BLOG: Caribbean Startup Ecosystem News Round-Up

February 15, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on FROM OUR CARIBBEAN TECH BLOG: Caribbean Startup Ecosystem News Round-Up»



Building on the work led by localised tech community builders, early startup success stories, the Caribbean can be said to be still nascent – but it’s even more awake and lot of prep work is being done to fill the pipeline with entrepreneurs with even better startup ideas. Based on where I’ve been seeing things trend since late last year and what I know so far as to what is planned for this year – the Caribbean Startup Ecosystem is growing up. So here’s what I know so is happening, it’s a quick snapshot Government Accelerator Programme Startup Jamaica Finally ...

FROM OUR CARIBBEAN TECH BLOG: 12 Ways Mobile Money Can Macro Impact The Caribbean

February 15, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on FROM OUR CARIBBEAN TECH BLOG: 12 Ways Mobile Money Can Macro Impact The Caribbean»



Despite current and projected continued global growth in electronic and mobile commerce, as a region with above average mobile penetration (approximately 128%) as well as world-class fibre and cellular data networks, the Caribbean has failed to capitalize on, and remains woefully low on electronic or mobile commerce activity. In fact, with banked populations over 70% and contrasting credit card penetration rates estimated at under 20%, the region remains largely a cash-based economy, with very little by way of electronic or mobile financial transaction/payment solutions and products available to consumers. Consider if you will that although still considered a developing region, ...

FROM OUR MARKETING CO. : WHatsApp Marketing for Caribbean Businesses

February 15, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on FROM OUR MARKETING CO. : WHatsApp Marketing for Caribbean Businesses»



From Our Marketing Co: Mobile Messaging is eating the world and specifically WhatsApp Messaging. The smartphone messaging app that Facebook bought for USD$22 billion in 2014, hit 1 billion monthly in January this year and the Caribbean adoption of the App is pretty high. Caribbean people have been using the messaging app to replace texting and international voice calling and now recently Caribbean small businesses are leveraging it as a marketing tool. They are setting up micro-mobile communities around their brands to communicate directly with clients and finalize sales. As we know, having a social-media presence is crucial to building your ...

A More Integrated ConnectiMass Emerges !

February 12, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Company News   |   Comments Off on A More Integrated ConnectiMass Emerges !»



You may have noticed that we've evolved...we've added a Digital Marketing Division and changed the narrative on much of our website. A more integrated ConnectiMass emerges for the fast emerging Digital Caribbean and Diaspora ! We had online media brands, we we've been doing a lot of Caribbean Tech Events and we've had a separate brand that's been helping Caribbean companies go Social. In the process of doing all of that for the last few years, we've been seeing certain trends emerging - so we decide to connect our dots and integrate our brands under a single house focused on a ...

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