- Date: First Monday of every month
- Time: 7-8pm EST
- Structure: 30 minute presentation + 20 minute office hours Q/A
- Offer: Each speaker states what they will give back to the caribbean community. Some have connected startups to press, brought exposure to startup campaigns via their social media networks or even whatever they deem is valuable for entrepreneurs.
August 8–From Jamaica-Kirk-Anthony Hamilton is an architectural designer turned entrepreneur and investor from Kingston,Jamaica. He is the CEO of the Infiniti Partnership, a company connecting opportunities to a dynamic network of people, capital and markets.The business focuses on interests in real estate,hospitality, retail, lifestyle and entertainment.“OnMay112015Kirk-Anthonywas 1of75 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs from around the world selected to be honored by President Barack Obama at an event hosted at the White House as a part of the President’s Global Entrepreneurship Initiative. ”In January of 2016 Kirk-Anthony was selected as 1 of 50 members of the GlobalShapers Community to participate in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos,Switzerland.
September 5–From Guyana-Andrew Yakub-Founder/CEO, Rayton Solar- Andrew Yakub is the founder and CEO of Rayton Solar Inc, which has developed a proprietary technology that allows the manufacture of solar panels that are up to 60% cheaper and 25% more efficient than the market standard. Andrew has been featured as one of the Forbes Top 30 Under 30 in 2016 for Energy. Prior to Rayton Solar, he founded ReGen America Inc, a solar finance company that developed and financed some of the largest commercial solar rooftop projects in Los Angeles. ReGen successfully received over 3 million dollars in government grants and operates over 6MW of commercial rooftop solar. Before entering the solar industry, Andrew was a design engineer at the UCLA Particle Beam Physics Laboratory and an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Mars Science Laboratory exploratory probe. Andrew holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
2017 Speakers TBA