Techstars Startup Weekend Music Port of Spain
Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019
Friday, September 27 - 29, 2019
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Abercrombie Tea House
98 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago
Hear. Fix. Feel. OUR MUSIC
Friday September 27th
Saturday September 28th
Sunday September 29th
Director at Amar Group
Radio Host, DJ & MC
While attending Primary School he always had an interest in electronic gadgets and whenever there was a party at school he would always head to the DJ and watch how they played the music.
In Secondary School they would always call on him to organize parties and head committees for various sporting events where he would always end up being the MC!!!
He then finished his A-Levels At Sixth Form Gov’t School and pursued a career as an accountant while still doing music as a hobby. While playing in parties he met up with Johan Seaton and the became the Mic Man for the infamous Sel Construction Sound System, which led him doing a broadcasting course with Eddison Carr and then landed a job as an announcer on 98.9 FM and a TV presenter alongside O’ Brian Haynes on the afternoon entertainment show called FLAVA and in the process became one of the most high profile Soundmen in T&T.
In 2005 , RED 96.7fm emerged and he was partnered with Jason Williams (JW). to be the voices behind the Red Hot Morning Show, (Mondays to Fridays 6-9am), which was voted the No.1 Morning Talk Show in Trinidad and Tobago.
Joining forces reignited the desire to enter the entertainment industry, this time, as soca artists. From 2007 onwards, the dynamic duo collaborated on soca songs such as “Eat Ah Food”, “Bamsiology” and “Work” intent on making an indelible mark in the music industry. However, nothing could have prepared this unstoppable pair for the fame and success which was to come their way in 2010 with the release of their infectious, blazing hit Palance, produced by Kernel Roberts.
J.W. and Blaze monopolized the Carnival season with their action packed stunts and spontaneity palancing away with two of the most coveted and prestigious titles, International Power Soca Monarch 2010 and Trinidad and Tobago Road March 2010. It is to be noted that in the latter, a new record was established with Palance being played 417 times.
Jimenez graduated from Colombia College Chicago with a Master’s degree in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Arts from the University of the West Indies as well as Certificates in Events Management and Music (Steelpan). As a strong believer in lifelong learning, Jimenez continues to pursue other academic endeavors to enhance her skills in areas of interest to her.
Passionate about helping others, Jimenez has worked with Kids in Need of Direction (KIND) and the Volunteer Center of Trinidad and Tobago (VCTT), Must Come See Productions (MCSP), Launch Rockit and many other NGO's before being awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship for graduate study. She was also the Chief Producer of a TechStars Startup Weekend (formally Google Startup Weekend) in Chicago and one of the lead organizers for the same event in Trinidad. She consulted for festivals like Eye on India and worked alongside the City of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago for 2017 festivals Wabash Arts Corridor and Big Walls
VP at Aspire Fund Management
Coaches and Mentors
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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.
GM at Mathew V
Youth Liaison / Web Lead
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