Month: April 2020

Blockchain Innovation Initiative – Call for Proposals

blockchain innovation initiative (BII) – Call for proposals What is the Blockchain Innovation Initiative – Call for Proposals? DOWNLOAD OVERVIEW DOCUMENT Awards: US$50,000 to US$180,000 in technical assistance grants​ Technical assistance provided to Caribbean blockchain companies and/or their counterpart for the implementation of a blockchain-based solution to a problem affecting inclusive economic development in the …

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Caribbean Technology Extension Service (TES) community on ConnectAmericas.com!

Are you a Caribbean-based firm or professional consultant that provides consulting services to optimize the use of technology in the private sector? Are you interested in serving Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that have the potential to grow, or expand internationally? IN THIS COMMUNITY, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: • Identify new clients, potential partners, …

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Compete Caribbean’s Blockchain Innovation Initiative (BII)

Compete Caribbean’s Blockchain Innovation Initiative (BII) – The Virtual Pitch Event of April 8th and 9th was the first of its kind in the Caribbean, involving 80 world-class experts and +6, 000 people watching online via Facebook Live. With most of the region under lockdown and curfew, Compete Caribbean sought to e-connect the Global Blockchain …

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Results of Community-Based Tourism or Agri/Agro-tourism Clusters

Compete Caribbean recently launched a call for proposals to identify Community-Based tourism or Agri/Agro-tourism clusters. Compete Caribbean will allocate technical assistance that can be used to help community based tourism destinations improve their product offering, marketing or digital systems, thereby increasing revenues in underprivileged and/or remote areas. Technical assistance may be used for but not …

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Scale Up the Value Chain: Targeting SMEs in the GSS

Ten small and medium-sized enterprises within the Global Services Sector were chosen for the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica’s (BPIAJ) ‘Scale Up the Value Chain: Targeting SMEs in the GSS’ Project. With support from a grant of US$440,000, the chosen companies: Innovate 10x, QualityWorks Consulting Group, Hacker Hostel, tTech, Shadrok Global Business Solutions, Caribbean …

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Private Sector Support Through $50 million Conditional Credit Line Amid a global COVID -19 pandemic

A $50 million Conditional Credit Line has been extended by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for Investment Projects for Boosting Innovation, Growth and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Programmes and First Individual Loan. The first individual operation is for $25 million and will promote sustainable and robust growth among startups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in …

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