Who Made the List? Top 2016 Caribbean Startup Programs

CaribbeanStartups.com launched the region’s first digital accelerator earlier this year and released the final list of companies selected for the summer session. 105 companies were selected, five of which were featured in the Guardian. The cohort came from 16+ countries and were graduates of 34 unique startup development programs in the Caribbean. Here are some quick stats: The top 3[…]

Top 3 Win Demo Night: 2016 Digital Startup Accelerator

On June 1st, we opened up applications for the Caribbean’s first digital accelerator . 105 applications were submitted and the top ten were selected for demo day. We had up to 50 entrepreneurs on the call for demo day cheering on their fellow comrades and submitted votes on the top pitch. After pitching their business online in front of investors and startup[…]

Top 10 Selected to Demo at 2016 Digital Startup Accelerator

After reading through the applications of 105 teams, we are pleased to announce the top 10 startups that will be pitching in front of key investors and global influencers. The founders in this cohort are graduates of 34 Caribbean programs. www.aquaflowjm.com (Jamaica) water efficiency for the future www.tabancabox.com (Trinidad) Curated box of local foods delivered to your door! www.farmslc.com[…]

Caribbean Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Announces 2016 Summer Agenda

The First Caribbean Digital Startup Accelerator: We accelerate 100 companies to market each year. Our 2-day accelerator program is open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers connected to the Caribbean. Each application round is rolling admission until we select our top 100. We then select the top 10 companies from the applicant pool to pitch investors on demo day.[…]

Caribbean Startup Ecosystem Accelerator Announces 2016 Summer Cohort Finalists

The First Caribbean Digital Startup Accelerator: We accelerate 100 companies to market each year. Our 3-day accelerator program is open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers connected to the Caribbean. Each application round is rolling admission until we select our top 100. We then select the top 10 companies from the applicant pool to pitch investors on demo[…]

Top 10 Articles About the Caribbean Startup Scene in 2015

The Caribbean startup scene kicked off around 2007. Yet has not gained momentum until 2011 with the launch of the Richard Branson Center  and CaribbeanBeta conference in Jamaica.  A surge of startup events occurred in 2013 with the influence of Startup Weekend and this year PitchITCaribbean and the Caribbean Startup Summit already made 2016 a promising time for investors and entrepreneurs. To get both Caribbeans and[…]

Forbes 30Under30 Entrepreneur Launches the First Digital Startup Accelerator in the Caribbean

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Forbes 30Under30 Entrepreneur Launches the First Digital Startup Accelerator in the Caribbean Port au Prince, Haiti- June 30, 2016- In an effort to increase exposure of Caribbean startups to global investors and resources, Caribbean Startup Ecosystem Inc. announced the launch of the first digital accelerator for the region. The accelerator program began with a[…]

2016 Summer Digital Startup Accelerator Featured in the Guardian

Connecting regional entrepreneurs with the global market Suzanne Sheppard Published: Thursday, June 23, 2016 ABOVE) Christine Souffrant (LEFT) Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown, of Jamaica, founder of Carry On Friends. (RIGHT) Wagging Brands Limited, a T&T-based startup, will be part of the inaugural accelerator programme. Entrepreneurs from T&T are among scores from across the region who have already[…]