Tag: entrepreneurship

Crowdfunding for Caribbean Entrepreneurs  – Massive Open Online Course
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Crowdfunding for Caribbean Entrepreneurs – Massive Open Online Course

The flagship Crowdfunding MOOC for Caribbean Entrepreneurs (CMCE) is an exciting and innovative training course that combines unconventional approaches in entrepreneurship financing with an innovative online learning platform. Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs provide a free open access web-based learning platform to a large number of participants. MOOC platforms such as Coursera, EdX, and Stanford Venture Lab are democratizing education, transforming learning and promoting lifelong learning. Around the world, national and international institutions, such as the World Bank Group are paying greater attention to the impacts of crowdfunding on local economic development. In the Caribbean, crowdfunding is a relatively new approach to financing entrepreneurship projects that use the power...
The Realities of The Jamaican Job Market From a Tech Point Of View
Caribbean Tech, Opinion

The Realities of The Jamaican Job Market From a Tech Point Of View

Most young Jamaicans; university and college graduates, have become locked into the vicious failed cycle that is the Jamaican job market. There are very few options available with little prospects of creating your own job even if you develop a product that fills a niche and has attracted attention from potential customers. Why is this so? The answer is that in Jamaica there has developed a cycle of doom where you either conform with the norms of society or fail and leave the country to go make success somewhere else. For most, the latter is not possible and so many great innovators and entrepreneurs are forced to fall inline with a vicious system that robs them of their unique capacity of not only developing revolutionary products and services but also of their ability to make it big thems...
Caribbean based Online streaming service iVu TV launches
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Caribbean based Online streaming service iVu TV launches

Exciting times are ahead as the Caribbean now has it's own online streaming service. The new service called iVu TV was officially launched today and  is a Jamaican-based online TV network aiming to provide premium Caribbean video content from regional networks and independent producers, streaming TV shows, movies & webisodes to computers via the web and eventually tablets, smartphones & web-enabled televisions. Visit iVutv.com to view the content available on day one including the introductory video entitled "Welcome to the future" featuring eMedia Interactive Limited's President and CEO Tyrone Wilson as well as their Sales and Marketing Manager Kendra Morales as they explain some of the features of the new service. Geezam.com will be following the growth and development of iVu...
Barbados on the path to free island-wide Wi-Fi coverage
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Barbados on the path to free island-wide Wi-Fi coverage

The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation in association with the Government of Barbados, the private sector and telecommunications companies set out on a project last year to completely cover the island nation with 100% free Wi-Fi by Novermber 11th, 2011 (11.11.11). The target date has come and gone and although 100% coverage has not been achieved as planed 60% of Bardados now has access to free Wi-Fi. CEO of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, Damian McKinney stated that: “the project is fundamental to propelling Barbados to the center of global business with the incremental proliferation of free Wi-fi hotspots, which in turn will enable new business opportunities and innovations.” He also highlighted that while Barbados enjoys a literacy rate of an estimated 99.7%, it ...