Last year Entrepreneurs across borders made history as we brought together US based investors, Jamaican Leaders, and Entrepreneurs that resulted in some pretty astounding results. We called this historic event, Beyond the Beach.

We are going to make history again March 21, 22, & 23 at the luxurious Half Moon resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Beyond the Beach 2 promises to be even more impactful.

This intimate, invitation only event will explore the ways that Caribbean Emerging Tech can be accelerated through cross border partnerships. You will find out how your network and experiences can give the Jamaican startup ecosystem the kind of boost it needs to become a world-class innovation leader.

You will learn about how the Caribbean Seed Fund is changing the way that Jamaica invests in seed stage companies. You will meet investible startup entrepreneurs. You will find out how your network and relationships can play a key role in developing nations like Jamaica.  

We call it Beyond the Beach because as our partner Ingrid Riley put it:

“Beyond The Beach is both an event as well as an intention. 
 We seek to support the repositioning of Jamaica and the Caribbean, beyond the typical perception of being solely a place where you come to get your groove back and your tan on, towards a Caribbean that is known as a place where Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Excellence lives, Beyond the Beach.    It’s also about how we carry out our mission in connecting Caribbean Entrepreneurs and Tech Talent to the opportunities of this Digital Age and to help them take full advantage of it.”       

     - Ingrid Riley, Founder SiliconCaribe, Kingston Beta & Co-founder Caribbean Seed Fund

Event Agenda

Thu, March 21 - Who's in the Room and Why

Reception Cocktails & Welcome Dinner Location: Eclipse, Royal Pavilion

Fri, March 22 - Ecosystem Support to Grow Scalable Businesses

Networking Welcome Breakfast

Planters of Seeds

The Need for Seed

Networking Coffee Break

A Different Lense


Ecosystem Growth Powered by Partnerships

Done Deal: Stories of Success and Challenges of Venture-Backed Entrepreneurs Panel

Winning Strategies To Grow Revenue Beyond Borders


Where Are They Now?

Pitch Platform: A sampling of investable startups selected from EAB’s growing network


Reflection & Networking Dinner

Sat, March 23 - Enabling Economic Self Sufficiency Through Entrepreneurship

Networking Breakfast by the Beach

Navigating the Path to Economic Self-Sufficiency: Embracing Challenges and Opportunities

Introducing EAB Connect: Platforms and Process to Build an Entrepreneur Pipeline


Introducing EAB’s Global Impact Network + Plans for Zion Entrepreneurial Village

Needs and Leads

Closing Luncheon & Keynote speaker

Free time/Beach Time

Closing Dinner for participants staying at Half Moon