GSE- World’s Largest Digital Accelerator Announces Top 10 to Demo for Fall 2017 (Caribbean)

October 18, 2017, Port Au Prince, Haiti- The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the top 10 startups selected to demo for the 2nd annual Caribbean digital accelerator. Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine S. Ntim, the Caribbean cohort features finalists from over 18 different countries.

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE)  returns with the 2nd annual digital startup accelerator for entrepreneurs residing in or seeking to launch a company in the Caribbean.  GSE digital accelerator programs are open to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. Each application round is rolling admission until the top 100 are selected to complete the program. From the finalist pool, 10 will be selected to pitch investors and influencers on demo day. The top 3 are announced at the conclusion of the program to receive partner prizes, media features, and potential investment.

GSE digital accelerators are organized by 7 regional directors who will be hosting all programs this fall. Startups can apply for admission to a digital accelerator via our partner platform F6S.  The 2017 accelerator dates are:

  1. Caribbean October 17-19
  2. Africa October 24-26
  3. Europe October 30- November 1st
  4. America November 7-9
  5. Middle East November 12-14
  6. Asia November 14,15,16
  7. Latin America November 21-23

Speaker, partnership and sponsorship inquiries can be directed to the GSE team via info@globalstartupecosystem.com.


Top 10

  1. http://solarheadofstate.org/ (US)
  2. http://cashmobile.ht/index_en.html (Haiti)
  3. www.ticketingevents.co (Antigua)
  4. www.madebysoka.com (St.Vincent)
  5. http://www.caribonix.com (Dominica)
  6. www.travelmeeteat.com (Trinidad)
  7. www.facebook.com/CocreadHaiti/ (Haiti)
  8. www.rightcrossfitness.com (DR)
  9. www.payqal.technology (Trinidad)
  10. www.p-xperiences.com (Guadeloupe)

Vote for your top company here: https://vote.pollcode.com/55152759

Poll closes on October 19th at 5pmEST.


Caribbean Digital Accelerator Judges

D.K. Smith is managing director at Brooklyn Innovation Center and a founding member of Brooklyn Angels. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded and sold two marketing communications firms. D.K. is an advisor to numerous investors, family offices, and startups. He is the co-producer of Angel Week New York and a judge for the Brooklyn Public Library’s PowerUP! business plan competition. D.K. serves as a mentor to student founders at Columbia’s Almaworks accelerator and the REVC competition at Harvard Business School.

Jan Baker is an entrepreneur who believes that doing good and making a profit are not mutually exclusive. She currently manages the Impact Hub DC, a collective space of social innovators and entrepreneurs and is the CEO of The Innovashion Group, an experience and service design firm that focuses on stylizing the customer journey by bridging human interaction with digital experiences. Over time, she has run, managed and continues to advise early-stage startups and has also played an integral part intrapreneurially on teams within the private sector. Her background consists of roles intersecting business, technology and creativity such as product management/app development, event curation, marketing, international relations, and has worked in different corners of the world on technology and innovation projects. She is committed to mentorship, socially impactful entrepreneurship, impact investing, diversity and inclusion in technology, early STEM programming and breaking the status quo in accessing capital for minority businesses. A native New Yorker, Jan obtained an MBA/MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Marymount Manhattan College. www.linkedin.com/in/janbaker1 – LinkedIn https://twitter.com/Innovashion1– Twitter

Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy is the founder of CaribbeansInTech.  She is a young woman who wears many hats! In her personal life, she has a family and is a senior at CUNY Baruch College. In her professional life, she is a serial entrepreneur, community builder, speaker, author and a Diversity in Tech Enthusiast. She is the founder of Illicit Mind Inc a company that develops initiatives to enable the growth of Black and diverse entrepreneurs and techies. At the moment she is a Community Organizer for Girls Who Code. Her other roles include being the President of the Hack for Baruch Club and the Business Manger for Theater in Motion.

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