Month: March 2016

Can Private Sector Innovation Provide an Adequate Solution to Haiti’s Poor?

By: Sylvia Dohnert, Executive Director – Compete Caribbean Port Au Prince, Haiti, March 7-10, 2016 – Haiti is the poorest country in the continent, and an unresolved development puzzle. Existing data illustrates the dimension of the challenge: Despite the fact that the country has grown at an average rate of 3.8% since the devastating earthquake …

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Startup Weekend In Bahamas a Hit!

Nassau, Bahamas, January 29-31, 2016 – Seven Pitches. Seven Partners. One Weekend. 54 Hours. 14 Innovative Ideas … This was Startup Weekend Nassau! This inspiring journey began with meaningful and supportive collaboration between Shift the Culture, Techstars, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, UP Global, Global Shapers Community Nassau, Startup Bahamas, the Inter-American Development Bank and Compete Caribbean. Fourteen 30 second presentations …

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A Single ICT Space for the Caribbean on the Horizon

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 27, 2016 – What would be the benefits of a single ICT space for the Caribbean? The region recently took a major step towards achieving a single ICT space when representatives from various regulatory organisations around the Caribbean came together between January 25-27, 2016 at the Meeting/Workshop of the Spectrum Management Task …

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