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Beyond The Beach (BTB),  is  an intimate weekend gathering in Kingston, Jamaica’s Capital City that brings together a highly curated peer group of entrepreneurs, executives, and investors for a unique, interactive experience aimed at fostering cross-border and cross-community collaboration and investment opportunities.

Expect engaging conversations and interactive sessions on topics such as expanding access to emerging tech entrepreneurs, preparing startups for growth and funding, and the launch of a member-managed Caribbean Seed Fund.

The Beyond The Beach (BTB) weekend kicks off with a Friday evening reception and continues on Saturday with a full day of keynotes, fireside chats, panels, plus a 5 startups pitch competition. This will be followed by an immersive and exciting post event cultural experience.

Leave knowing more about what’s next in Caribbean Emerging Tech,  make powerful connections and become part of a community of like-minded professionals seeking to accelerate startup growth and success.

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Keynote Speakers

martin babinec

Martin Babinec

Founder TriNet [NYSE: TNET], Entrepreneurs Across Borders,
UpVentures Capital,
Upstate Venture Connect,
Author, More Good Jobs

Nasir Ali

Nasir Ali

Managing Partner StartFast Ventures, Co-Founder/CEO Upstate Venture Connect, StartFast Venture Accelerator

ingrid riley

Ingrid Riley

Founder at SiliconCaribe,
Co-Founder at Kingston Beta,
Co-Founder Rbl House Media

Melissa Pegus

Melissa Pegus

Managing Director, TechStars Atlanta, Startup Investor, Executive & Mentor

Kevin Cadette

Kevin Cadette

Executive Director, Black Angels Miami, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor

Greg Moran

Greg Moran

Exited Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and General Partner at Evergreen Mountain Equity Partners, Founder/CEO Chequed.com, Strategic Advisor, Camden Partners

Featured Guests

Event Agenda

Fri, April 28

Registration - AC Hotel

Welcome Reception - AC Garden, 2nd Floor

Sat, April 29

Doors open - All Main Programming will be at The AC Hotel - Innovation Gallery

Continental Breakfast


Jamaica Snapshot "Where next?"

Fireside Chat with Greg Moran - Founder Evergreen Mountain Equity Partners, Exited Entrepreneur / Moderator: Chris Cochran


Melissa Pegus "The Economics of Community" How community driven ecosystems can build a regional economy - Managing Director, Tech Stars Atlanta / Moderator: Ingrid Riley

Kevin Cadette "Corporate Funding and Connections" - Founder Black Angels Miami / Moderator: Richard Glaser

Catered Lunch - Rock Steady 2

EABConnect "A new platform" to identify, curate, and connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need. A partnership with Food For the Poor

Nasir Ali "Funding the Future" - Managing Partner, StartFast Ventures, Started 6 Member Managed Seed Funds

Ingrid Riley "10 Years Is Not a Long Time" - Co-Founder Caribbean Seed Fund, Founder Kingston Beta

Martin Babinec "Give First" - Founder TriNet [NYSE: TNET] - Founder Entrepreneurs Across Borders / Moderator: Sharon Roper


Pitch Platform

Closing Remarks

Break to Bar

Bus Leaves to Optional Dinner

Beyond The Beach Mansion Dinner

Event Gallery