Our theme for the next Kingston BETA event on Thursday June 8th, 2023, 6:30pm at AC Hotel is “Jamaica Has the Hottest Startup Scene in the Caribbean? Yes, Says Investors.”
Sharon Roper is one of the investors with over 30 years collective experience in investing in Startups and SMEs across 3 continents share their perspectives. She along with her fellow panelists, will share what makes Jamaica, its startups, and SMEs so attractive now and how entrepreneurs and digital talent can take full advantage of it all.
You’ll also hear about investing trends, and when is a good time to take money from Investors. Massive value for Entrepreneurs and Tech Industry Professionals! Come with your questions!
We start with the sole woman on the panel. Ladies, First.
Let’s tell you about Sharon Roper
Sharon is a Former C-Suite Executive in Jamaican Telecomes, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. This British Jamaican woman came back to Jamaica about 18 years ago.
Founder and Managing Director of SIAN Associates. She has 25+ years of experience building sustainable brands. Combined with expert project management and business development skills, She is a data-driven, technology-focused, brand-expert that has successfully delivered major assignments spanning, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean.
Passionate about producing compelling, impactful stories that motivate people to ACT, she invests in ‘people-driven projects’ and working with clients and start-ups who understand we are here to make a difference.
Honed her leadership skills whilst at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture Plc, Digicel Group and Columbus Communications (Flow). More recently, at SIAN Associates (“SIAN”) they have helped entities, such as; RUBiS Energy Jamaica, Hawkeye, CAC 2000, Urban Development Corporation, and OPM, to rebrand, reposition, launch new products, increase market share and build sustainable businesses.
Currently, Board Director of RJRGleaner Communications Group and several start-ups in the technology, services and manufacturing sectors.
The Investor panel at Kingston BETA’s next event on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 at AC Hotel Kingston at 6:30pm. Additionally, five entrepreneurs will be pitching on our Startup Stage to win cash, mentorship and connections from the SiliconCaribe Global Network. And of course, Kingston BETA is the best tech industry networking meetup in Jamaica.
Join us. Register and Pay $1,500 | USD$10 at gate. Be generous, bring some friends and colleagues.
See you there.
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