The Caribbean — the next tech frontier?
The Caribbean might not be top-of-mind for many as the next tech frontier, but, organisers of the popular Tech Beach Retreat (TBR) see it differently and are pushing to have the Caribbean become the next frontier for technology innovation, expansion and investments. With its origins in Jamaica, there is a special drive for greater integration around technology.
But what exactly is TechBeach Retreat? It is according to co-founders Kyle Mahoney and Kirk Hamilton, a powerful technology ecosystem. “We connect people and organizations positioning to evolve through technology, with the skills, resources, opportunities and leadership to help them solve big problems and accelerate their transformation”
They have in fact built an active community through their summits, providing a nexus for the global tech ecosystem to connect the best companies and minds in the world with undiscovered talent and opportunities, for a more inclusive future. They’re focused on building bridges that yield increased investment, partnership and mentorship spurring an entrepreneurship and innovation revolution.
Montego Bay was the backdrop for the staging of Tech Beach Retreat Jamaica from November 30 to December 2. The conference, attended by over 250 participants, attracted some of the brightest minds who presented the latest trends in Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence and showcased some of the best start-ups in the Caribbean.