GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Fall 2017 (Caribbean) Report

About: Caribbean Startup Ecosystem:

Is the digital accelerator flagship program for the Caribbean region under global subsidiary- Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE). The network hosts the largest online 3-day digital accelerator program for entrepreneurs residing in or affiliated with the 20+ Caribbean islands. The network also provides regional tech summits, ecosystem programs, boot camps, ecosystem tours, and initiatives to accelerate innovation and ecosystem development under GSE sponsorship.

Caribbean Startup Ecosystem Fall Report Links:

  • Check out the 100+ companies selected for the 2017 Batch.
  • Check out the top 10 companies selected for 2017 Demo Night.
  • Check out the top 3 companies selected as winners of the 2017 Accelerator.
  • Join the global network here.

GSE is proud to have hosted the 2nd annual free digital accelerator in the Caribbean. Every year we receive thousands of applicants for our program and select up to 100 to represent each region. Below you will find the details of each announcement made during the accelerator program as well as data analytics on the cohort demographics. To partner with any of GSE’s future accelerators- connect with the team at

Cohort Demographics 


Top 3 countries represented were Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad.

There was almost an even split of women and men. A sizable amount of participants were students in college and graduate school.

74% of the participants were founded within the past 2 years.


Funding was a core reason why many applicants chose to do the GSE digital accelerator. So we asked how they were getting funding and how much money were they aiming to rase.

Press Release Statement

[September 15, 2017- New York, USA] Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in the Caribbean.  GSE digital accelerator programs are open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day. The top 3 are announced at the conclusion of the program to receive partner prizes, media features and potential investment. Interested companies can submit their application by October 13, 2017. Apply Now.

The accelerator program grants access to GSE’s network which consists of the following:

  • Part 1 Startup Development: Our digital accelerator program covers GSE blueprint materials on ideation, product development, customer acquisition, fundraising, press hacking and more. These workshop topics are complemented with guest workshops and keynotes from local experts and international influencers. While only 10% of each cohort is selected for demo day, all participants are given the opportunity to participate in a Q/A forum with the judges.
  • Part 2 Mentorship Development: Once founders complete the program- they are given access to ongoing startup development training from or mentor network throughout the year. This private forum also grants graduates the opportunity to network with founders from other GSE programs.
  • Part 3 Progress & Investment: Companies are given the opportunity to submit updates on their companies 2x per year to receive access to investment and media opportunities.

Agenda for Caribbean October 17-19, 2017 (subject to change)

Time is in EST.

October 17, 2017 Day 1

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Welcome Remarks
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Orientation + Benefits & Perks Post Program
  • 7:00-7:30 pm GSE Ideation and Product Development
  • 7:30-8:00 pm GSE Customer Acquisition & Growth Hacking
  • 8:00-8:30 pm GSE Funding: How to Raise $250k+ in 6 Months
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Marketing: Press Hacking, Social Media, Content Strategy
  • 9:00-9:30 pm  GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

October 18, 2017 Day 2

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Review Remarks/ Sponsor Introduction/ Partner Introductions
  • 6:30-6:45 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Speaker Workshop TBA
  • 8:00-8:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:15-8:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 8:30-9:00 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Q/A

October 19, 2017 Day 3

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Review Remarks/ Sponsor Introduction/ Partner Introductions
  • 6:30-6:45 pm GSE Regional Director Keynote/Workshop
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Speaker Keynote TBA
  • 7:30-7:45 pm Juge 5 Minute Introductions + Keynotes
  • 7:45-8:30 pm Top 10 Demo Night (Pitch) Each have 1 Minute to Pitch/2 Minute Q/A
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Q/A Forum with the Judges
  • 9:00-9:15 pm GSE Closing Remarks & Next Steps

Interested companies can submit their application by October 13, 2017. Apply Now via F6s 

October 17, 2017, Port Au Prince, Haiti- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) has recently announced the agenda and 10 speakers for the 2nd annual Caribbean digital accelerator. Today we are pleased to announce the companies selected for this cohort! Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the Caribbean cohort features finalists from over 18 different countries.

Top 100 Check Announcement

  17. Blossom acccessories loft
  37. Neoteric Science
  52. Edu-STAR
  53. Rural Socials & Economics Empowerment
  54. Corail Design
  55. INFRA Security and Vulnerability scanner
  57. Amallu
  58. Once Sync Limited
  60. biFixit
  61. Live ProActive
  62. ComputerJane
  63. FHPS-M
  64. Smart City TT
  65. Live Reporting
  66. Plantain Ltd
  67. Black Girl Soul
  68. PulseMedic
  69. AtHashtags
  70. CashMobile
  71. Dream S.T.E.A.M
  72. solarheadofstate
  73. MetUrbanLending
  74. Phoenix Business Services
  75. Travely
  76. sport4nation
  77. Marc-Edouin Juste Ecosystem Haiti
  78. LinkupDA
  79. Global Tutoring Hub
  80. Market Connection – Haiti
  81. SocialGive
  82. Solar Screen
  83. Nutro Station

October 18, 2017, Port Au Prince, Haiti- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the top 10 startups selected to demo for the 2nd annual Caribbean digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the Caribbean cohort features finalists from over 18 different countries.

Top 10

  1. (US)
  2. (Haiti)
  3. (Antigua)
  4. (St.Vincent)
  5. (Dominica)
  6. (Trinidad)
  7. (Haiti)
  8. (DR)
  9. (Trinidad)
  10. (Guadeloupe)

Top 10 Popular Vote

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October 20, 2017, New York, USA- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the top 3 startups selected from the Caribbean digital accelerator demo night. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the Caribbean cohort features finalists from over 18 different countries.

Top 3

  1. (Haiti)  with 28 points
  2. (Trinidad) with 22 points
  3. Renee’s Scentsationz (Wildcard pitcher) with 19 points

Prizes include

  • access to all GSE accelerators (70+ speakers)
  • Free pass for 2 to attend Haiti Tech Summit on June 21-23, 2017 (With a pitching spot on stage)
  • media features across GSE’s networks

Congratulations to the winning team! 

Cash Mobile 

Caribbean Digital Accelerator Judges

D.K. Smith is managing director at Brooklyn Innovation Center and a founding member of Brooklyn Angels. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded and sold two marketing communications firms. D.K. is an advisor to numerous investors, family offices, and startups. He is the co-producer of Angel Week New York and a judge for the Brooklyn Public Library’s PowerUP! business plan competition. D.K. serves as a mentor to student founders at Columbia’s Almaworks accelerator and the REVC competition at Harvard Business School.

Jan Baker is an entrepreneur who believes that doing good and making a profit are not mutually exclusive. She currently manages the Impact Hub DC, a collective space of social innovators and entrepreneurs and is the CEO of The Innovashion Group, an experience and service design firm that focuses on stylizing the customer journey by bridging human interaction with digital experiences. Over time, she has run, managed and continues to advise early-stage startups and has also played an integral part intrapreneurially on teams within the private sector. Her background consists of roles intersecting business, technology and creativity such as product management/app development, event curation, marketing, international relations, and has worked in different corners of the world on technology and innovation projects. She is committed to mentorship, socially impactful entrepreneurship, impact investing, diversity and inclusion in technology, early STEM programming and breaking the status quo in accessing capital for minority businesses. A native New Yorker, Jan obtained an MBA/MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Marymount Manhattan College. – LinkedIn– Twitter

Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy is the founder of CaribbeansInTech.  She is a young woman who wears many hats! In her personal life, she has a family and is a senior at CUNY Baruch College. In her professional life, she is a serial entrepreneur, community builder, speaker, author and a Diversity in Tech Enthusiast. She is the founder of Illicit Mind Inc a company that develops initiatives to enable the growth of Black and diverse entrepreneurs and techies. At the moment she is a Community Organizer for Girls Who Code. Her other roles include being the President of the Hack for Baruch Club and the Business Manger for Theater in Motion.

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