Category Entrepreneurs

Funding Tech Startups: The SKORA Story

This article was first published in the March 2013 issue of the B Inspired eZine. As a young footballer, Wayne Jones Jr. hoped to impress his coach and earn a place on the Kingston College football team. To his disappointment, he soon realised that the coach’s decision was not based on a player’s performance metrics, […]

Branson Center Orientation

On Monday and Tuesday this week, seventeen enthusiastic entrepreneurs met each other for the first time as Branson Center Cohort 4. Out of a pool of sixty applicants, these seventeen made it through three selection rounds. The next step is a twelve-week training program that is meant to help them structure their businesses to be […]

The Shark Tank Obsession

Shark Tank has sparked a craze amongst people in the entrepreneurship and venture capital world. The reality show features a panel of uber-successful entrepreneurs and executives, like Mark Cuban, who consider offers from start-ups seeking investments in their businesses. Jamaica too has caught on to the hype and panels of “investors” are popping up everywhere […]

Richard Branson is My Boss (Kinda)

A week or two after I formally left my previous job to freelance, Lisa Lake, a friend of mine and the CEO of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in Montego Bay, asked me to help get the word out about new career opportunities at the Centre. The Branson Centre Caribbean is part of a network […]