Challenge Overview

The event will feature 25 of the Caribbean’ s brightest mobile startups pitching to a panel of regional and international judges in front of an audience of investors, entrepreneurs, public and private sector organizations and other entrepreneurial interests. Each of the five outstanding entrepreneurs will win a prize package valued at US$15,000 including:

  • US$5,000 seed funding
  • A trip to an international pitching event
  • Online training
  • Placement with one of our four regional PitchIT Caribbean mHub business accelerators

Our much talked about inaugural PitchIT Caribbean Challenge held in Montego Bay, Jamaica in June 2016, showcased 25 extraordinary tech teams representing seven territories throughout the Caribbean region. They participated in a rigorous selection process and workshops with expert

The PitchIT Caribbean Challenge is the biggest tech-entrepreneurship competition and showcase to be held in the Caribbean. International coaches, which culminated in the PitchIT competition. The results of that event have been amazing, with Silicon Valley investors taking interest in some of the startups and one startup closing a large round of investment from a regional angel investor group.

The second staging of the challenge was held in Port of Spain on December 7, 2016. We had five female-led startups that scored big at the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge tech entrepreneurship competition. A total of 25 tech entrepreneurs from ten countries across the Caribbean (increased from the previous edition’s seven) participated in the competition.

Competition Summary

St. Kitts will come alive on June 13 – 17, 2017 when the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP) presents the first PitchIT Caribbean Challenge June 2016. Come participate in discussions surrounding the Caribbean tech ecosystem.

25

Caribbean Teams will compete

 PitchIT Caribbean will cover air travel to St. Kitts, transfers, accommodation and meals for the 25 finalists who will compete.  

5

winners will be chosen

25 mobile app startup teams will pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of regional and global investors. 5 winners will each be awarded a coveted spot in PitchIT Caribbean business accelerators across the Caribbean and US$5000 in seed funding to develop their business.

Business acceleration includes

  • expert business and technology mentoring
  • network opportunities
  • working space and facilities
  • expense paid trips to international conferences and competitions
  • intense product development
  • investor readiness training

Benefits for finalists

If you are selected as one of the 25 finalists, apart from the opportunity to win the main prize, the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge will provide you with opportunities to:-

PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0

PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 will be held in St. Kitts on June 17, 2017. Pre-event activities will include a launch event on June 13 and a three-day pitching boot camp for the 25 startups.

2017 Winners