Melissa Pegus, Managing Director of Techstars Atlanta & New Orleans Powered by J.P. Morgan will be the guest speaker at the next Kingston Beta Tech Event next Thursday, July 6th, at AC Hotel Kingston. She’ll be speaking on “Unlocking Investment Opportunities: How and When To Raise Money from Investors for Your Startup.”
Techstars, enters the Jamaican market with a partnership with the Ingrid Riley-led Kingston Beta tech event series and startup community.
As the world’s largest pre-seed and seed investor, Techstars has invested in more than 3,500 early-stage startups. And is the largest global startup network Techstars has 8,000+ founders, 5,000+ mentors, 300+ corporate partners, thousands of investors, and 54 programs in 14 countries!
Their portfolio is as diversified as our 7,300 founders are unique – from HealthTech and Fintech, to Web3 and CleanTech; from Miami and Silicon Valley to Lagos. They also invest in solopreneurs, startups, and SMEs.
In a Fireside chat with Ingrid Riley, Founder of SiliconCaribe and Kingston Beta, Pegus drawing on her role at Techstars will speak on a hot topic for Entrepreneurs right now: “How and When to Raise Money From Investors,” plus the Caribbean Startup Trends.
Pegus who has Trinidadian roots is a career startup operator turned global investor, has held leadership positions that resulted in seven company acquisitions and focuses on startups that are building the future of Commerce, Consumer, Climate Tech, and the Creator Economy.
“TechStars is perfectly aligned with what we’ve been building at SiliconCaribe with its pre-accelerator machinery of supporting Tech Entrepreneurs by telling their Caribbean Startup Stories and, connect them via tech events and startup community,” says Ingrid Riley, Co-founder Kingston BETA which is the Caribbean’s first and longest-running tech event series and entrepreneurial community.
Kingston Beta Startup Stage
Melissa Pegus will also be one of the guest judges of the Kingston Beta/BIGEE Startup Stage to listen to the top 5 Startup Entrepreneurs pitch for 5 mins to win $300,000 from Development Bank of Jamaica’s Boosting Innovation, Growth and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (BIGEE) Programme as well as connections to global programmes, bigger markets and other investors. She will be joined by known businessman Andrew Pairman, CEO of Anbell Group.
All entrants must have a Tech-Driven or Tech-Enabled Pre-Seed and Seed Stage Startup.
Apply to Pitch Here: bit.ly/3Jvb2Kd
See you at the next Kingston Beta, Thursday, July 6th, 2023, 6:30 pm at the Rocksteady 1 Room at AC Hotel Kingston on Lady Musgrave Road. Tickets at the gate are JMD$1,500 | US$10
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