6th Oct 2015

Jamaican techpreneurs head to Slush 2015 in Finland: Winners of the Slush PitchIT Caribbean Competition

Thirty startups from around the world were selected to take part in one of the biggest tech conferences in the world and for the first time, Jamaica was invited. Niritech, Agrocentral and Transcel Ltd have been selected to receive all-expense-paid trips to Helsinki, Finland to be part of this global tech event that attracted over 750 international investors and over 350 startups in 2014.

Despite the limited resources and the small geographic and population size of Jamaica, Robert Whitehorne, project manager for PitchIT Caribbean, is hoping that the country will announce its arrival to the worldwide app-developing industry next month in Finland at the Slush 2015 Global Impact Accelerator. Funded by the World Bank, the project is geared towards developing the application software ecosystem in the Caribbean.