PitchIT C’bean to host regional contest for tech entrepreneurs

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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PitchIT Caribbean
, a Canadian-Government funded programme concerned with mobile app development in the Caribbean, will host the region’s biggest tech entrepreneurship competition on June 3-4 in Montego Bay, St James.

Registration for the competition is now open and will close on April 15.


Designed for ‘techprenuers’ in the Caribbean Community (Caricom), the two-day event is expected to feature 25 mobile app start-up teams who will pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of regional and global investors.


Five winners will each be awarded a coveted spot in PitchIT Caribbean business accelerators located in Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as US$5,000 in seed funding to develop their business. Business acceleration includes expert business and technology mentoring, network opportunities, working space and facilities, expense-paid trips to international conferences and competitions, intense product development and investor readiness training.


"At PitchIT Caribbean we are very focused on identifying, engaging and developing top tech talent across Caricom and this competition is one of our major activities toward that objective. So we want all tech entrepreneurs to sign up for a chance to give their start-up a big boost," explained Keith Whyte, acting project manager, PitchIT Caribbean.


Tech entrepreneurs can sign up for the competition at http://challenge.pitchitcaribbean.com
/ and completing the application form along with a pitch deck and an executive summary of their business or business idea.

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