Techstars Startup Weekend Music Port of Spain

    Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019

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Techstars Startup Weekend Music Port of Spain

Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019

Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Abercrombie Tea House
98 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Hear. Fix. Feel. OUR MUSIC

Startup Weekend Trinidad & Tobago is happy to host its 9th Startup Weekend and the 1st Startup Weekend Music Edition. At this Startup Weekend we are focused on building solutions for Our Music industry. 

What's Startup Weekend? It's pretty hard to describe Startup Weekend as it is not a seminar nor a workshop. We call it a business idea bootcamp. Click the video below to see what it's all about and past attendees have to say about Startup Weekend Trinidad & Tobago. 

Why Music?  Our local music industry or sector is fragmented. However it is labeled, Trinidad & Tobago has great musical talent and they produce content (songs, music, tones, etc) that are unique to our culture. OUR MUSIC is not only what is indigenous to Trinidad & Tobago (soca, calypso), but includes local gospel, rap, R&B, etc. OUR MUSIC INDUSTRY includes all the aspects that go into making, distributing and enjoying musical content. When you analyze all the components that go into making musical content, there are list of opportunities that present themselves: transport, financial services, distribution, royalty management, therapy and so much more.... A list can be seen at: INFOGRAPH. You can also see basic event info on out FLYER 

If you are entrepreneurial and want to explore developing ideas in the music industry, you MUST attend Startup Weekend Music.  

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Friday September 27th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday September 28th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday September 29th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Colin Greaves
Sponsorship Management at Digicel

Colin Greaves is a cultural aficionado and communications professional with a wealth of experience in events management, communications, marketing and all facets of the Trinidad Carnival experience.

Andre Thomas
CEO Kliq

I've worked remotely with our engineering and design teams to build iOS and Android applications for over 10 years with Radial - a streaming soca music service. Andre has experience receiving venture capital funding from US VCs and has a wealth of knowledge of the local music industry.   

Jean-Marc Aimey
Business and Entertainment Professional

Creative, dynamic, and versatile individual with a well-rounded base of knowledge seeking to engage opportunities in areas not limited to:

• Business Analysis and Development,
• Project/Event Management and Coordination,
• Marketing Consultancy,
• Entertainment Television Production, Sport, Film, Arts, and Music.

Marcus Braveboy
Co-Owner of Addicted to Progress

I can assist your small and mid-sized company to utilize web 2.0 technology, social media and digital marketing to develop a dynamic online presence. Leveraging social media to develop online communities and content management to nurture customer relationships and helping to identify customer evangelists who will help you market your products and services via word-of-mouth marketing!

Dexter Asson
CEO at Pearl & Dean (Caribbean) Ltd

As a sales, marketing and advertising specialist, Dexter Asson specializes in branding & identity and advertising with strong emphasis in OOH buying, design and management. Dexter Asson is also a musician/performer / arranger / adjudicator and music educator.

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Port of Spain is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Akila
  • Gerard
  • Danielle


Kyle Ashby
Founder :: The Sandbox Santa Barbara | Founder, StartupSB || Startup Advisor

Kyle is the founder of THE SANDBOX Santa Barbara, a creative coworking, collaboration and event space and StartupSB, Santa Barbara's largest entrepreneurial network.

Ashby is also the founder of Kaldera an advisory firms that focuses on strategy, marketing and community building for startups, technology companies and organizations and Travel in Company a boutique tour and travel experience company.

Ashby was on the founding team of BrandLive and has worked in executive, marketing and project management roles with a number of multinational companies including Yardi Systems, Citrix Online and Forms+Surfaces. 

Kyle is an active advisor to startup companies and has taught classes in marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the University of California Santa Barbara, and Antioch University Santa Barbara.  

Kyle organized the first four Startup Weekends in Santa Barbara and has facilitated Startup Weekends globally as part of TechStars. Kyle was a Startup America Champion and is a founding member of a national Startup Community Building Organization called the Startup Champions Network.   

MBA from Babson College. Undergraduate degrees in Film Studies and Geography from UC Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master. 

In his free time he is continues to learn, tinker, travel, surf, paddle, explore the outdoors, play the drums and bass, and spend time with his wife and daughter.

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Kurt Belgrave

IT consultant, Interests -  Renewable, leadership, entrepreneurship and Credit Unions

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