Startup Weekend Trinidad & Tobago
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Friday, November 21 - 23, 2014
Event starts at 5:00 pm
Microsoft Innovation Centre
Mc Leod Street
Trinidad and Tobago
Create a Local Idea, Compete in a Global Competition
Bring your idea to Startup Weekend to get a chance to participate in the Global Startup Battle. The Global Startup Battle is battle between all the Startup Weekends across the world - all at the same time. On November 21st-23rd Startup Weekends across the world (over 100) will be competing for the best business ideas, and we in Trinidad will be competing too. Bring your idea(s) to Startup Weekend and get help from friends, like minded individuals and fans to build your idea to compete in the Global Startup Battle.
Don't have a Global Idea?
That's fine! Your ideas do not have to be global. They can be local or regional. Still bring your idea and get help from friends and attendees to build your idea out.
Don't Have An Idea?
That's fine too! Startup Weekend is for anyone across any field or industry who enjoys being around creative, innovative and inspiring people. YOU DO NOT NEED AN IDEA TO PARTICIPATE. All you need is be human and alive. :) In past Startup Weekends we have had techies, marketers, managers, schools students (secondary and university levels), doctors, lawyers, accountants, sales personal, and everyone else. So join us.
Friday November 21st
Saturday November 22nd
Sunday November 23rd
Manager, EDSS, YTEPP
Coaches and Mentors
In his professional career he also served as VP of Branding and Visual Communications on the Board of the International Association of Business Communicators – T&T Chapter, where his white paper on how Caribbean Businesses can add digital media to their marketing mix, was published in IABC’s international, award winning publication, Communication World.
In addition to his professional work, Brevard is passionate about youth empowerment and Caribbean development. He currently serves as the VP, Membership on the board of the St. Mary’s College Past Students’ Union, and was the founding President of the Rotaract club of St. Augustine West.
Brevard completed an Executive Education Programme at the Harvard Business School and holds a Masters Degree in International Marketing Communications from the London Metropolitan University and a Masters in Management from the ESCEM Business School in France. He also holds an undergraduate Business degree from the University of the West Indies.
He is the winner of the Trinidad and Tobago Collation for Service Industries Best Young Service Provider for 2012, and 2013 Nominee for Best Use of Innovation in Services Award. Currently he sits on the Marketing Committee for the National Carnival Association and is the Founding President and standing Vice President of the Trinidad and Tobago Animators Network, a governing body tasked with the promotion and development of the Local Animation Industry in Trinidad and Tobago.
Currently, he divides his days between being an entrepreneur and founder of Push Media, a Lead Creative with DigitasLBi in New York, and producing music all over the world.
At Push Media, his fifth business and creative exploration, he combines the best of startup ideas and interactive experiences through Push & Move, the tech incubator, and through Push & Music, the music and entertainment production company. With DigitasLBi he specializes in User Experience and Creative Direction, leading and producing some of today’s top interactive products and services for some of the world’s biggest brands.
In 2013 he was instrumental in helping American Express create what is still known as the “Best Financial App” experience on the market today, and helping drive many of their successful interactive experiences such as Small Business Saturday and ShopSmall.com. Fabian also had the opportunity to sit on the Small Business Committee of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce where he helped develop services and platform for some of New York’s best businesses.
His main philosophy is BALANCE. GIVE to GET, WORK hard and PLAY hard, and never forget to stop and enjoy the simple things. These keep him creating, innovating and loving life.
Solutions Architect, Teleios Systems Ltd.
Nicholas also provides technical input and guidance as part of the team at Teleios responsible for the delivery and growth of an annual software development competition, called Teleios Code Jam, which targets students at the tertiary education level.
Lecturer, UTT/CFA, MBA
Mr. Alleyne has written several articles for the electronic newsletter, caribbean360.com">http://caribbean360.com">caribbean360.com and the Business Guardian. He started the entrepreneurial blog open2business.com">http://open2business.com">open2business.com and the Lean Startup Caribbean group on Linkedin.
Stacy-Ann's unique mix of skills has afforded her the ability to find a niche offering both Creative Services and Marketing Management Services. She also has a strong focus on Entrepreneurship and Digital Media.
A passionate, twenty-four hour creative junky. Admirer of sexy typefaces, lover of words and aspiring life long learner. He is also the founder of A BigBox Of Crayons. An online and offline community for creative thinkers + makers in Trinidad & Tobago.
The Regional Creative head of one of the Caribbean’s largest retailers. Where he
contributes to the group’s regional marketing strategy. Also responsible for development of the regional Design Strategy, Conceptualisation and execution of all creative, marketing and advertising communication for the group’s brands. With oversight of the regional and local creative teams and creative processes.
His mantra - Stay Passionate. Keep moving forward.
finalist. Mark’s expertise ranges from Creative Consultancy, Brand Strategy, Film and Video Direction, Print Design and Layout, Logo Design, Sound Design and Sound Engineering to Lecturing as an Apple Certified Professional (Master Pro Certification).
Mark’s passion for creatively solving design and non-design problems has enabled him to work with clients such as BPTT, The University of the West Indies (U.W.I), YTEPP Limited, The
Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Gayelle on various creative and innovative projects.
Mark is also the founder of two startup companies – The Improper Faction and Transit
Operators Utilizing Technology (TOUT).
She has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Entertainment Company. Director of Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries. Also as Chair
of the Creative Industries Sector Advisory Committee of the National Training Agency.
Dionne currently manages a law practice.
Consulting in the areas of Film and Television Production and Live Event Production.
Managing Director & Co-Founder of Market Movers Ltd.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Trinidad & Tobago team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Port of Spain is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Previously, Chris was a Regional Manager for Techstars Community Programs, where he supported the West of the USA and Canada.