Dominican featured in Top 100 Caribbean Innovators (with video)

Lazarus is an app developer
Lazarus is an app developer

Recently Dominican Austin R. Lazarus was featured in a Caribbean Tech incubator video series of Top 100 Caribbean Innovators.

He is an app developer.

In 2014, he attended the Digital Jam 3.0 app competition in Jamaica where he was exposed to Tech Startups and the culture of building digital products as real Businesses.

This in part inspired him to continue on my journey as a Techpreneur (Technical Entrepreneur). From then he has participated in a few other events and collaborated with like-minded individuals across the region to build apps.

The most recent was the NCB innovative challenge where his team (Georgia Crawford – Jamaican and myself) became the runner up for a project called Mekup. Mekup is a SMS-based micro loan pre-approval platform.

His current project is BudgEat || ||

“This is an application which provides a suite of products and services that enable individuals in select areas to find great Cuisine on a Budget,” he explained. “Also it allows businesses like restaurants to reach more customers by expediting their rewards program with digital punch cards and pre-ordering services.”

See video below.

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  1. S Elizee
    June 28, 2016

    Congratulations to Mr. Lazarus.

  2. mastermind
    June 28, 2016

    Well done young man. Keep that innovation spirit alive

  3. verynice
    June 27, 2016

    Nice, Nice, Very Nice! Good Job Lazo!

  4. AJ
    June 27, 2016

    Congrats Austin

  5. Erasmus B. Black
    June 27, 2016

    @ Austin Lazarus: cingrstulations and God speed!

    • Erasmus B. Black
      June 27, 2016

      I meant congratulations.

  6. Dr. Hazel Shillingford-Ricketts
    June 27, 2016

    Congratulations Austin. We are proud of you. You have our full support.

  7. smh
    June 27, 2016

    Who is that hater who keep giving thumbs down?

  8. Princess Natari
    June 27, 2016

    Congratulations young man. All the best in your future endeavors

  9. JJD
    June 27, 2016

    well done austin

  10. missellyr
    June 27, 2016

    Keep up the good work. The sky is the limit.
    Know that your father would have been very proud of you if he was here.

  11. A
    June 27, 2016

    Congrats Austi :-D

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