Free training & startup funding opportunities for mobile application developers

ntrc-logoMobile entrepreneurs around Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean can now apply for places in the region’s premier pre-accelerator program.

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (NTRC), the Dominica mobile hub for PitchIT Caribbean is now accepting applications for entrepreneurs from Dominica to take part in an intense training course designed to get the entrepreneurs mobile application from idea to reality. Participation in this pre-accelerator program is completely free and will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to gain startup funding.

Throughout the process, emphasis will be placed on real-world business-building, identifying key elements such as target markets and customers. The six-week training will be supported by virtual training sessions and face-to-face practical coaching workshops, led by PitchIT Caribbean’s local mHubs in Dominica, the NTRC.

The pre-accelerator program culminates with the PitchIT Caribbean Startup Challenge, scheduled for December in Trinidad and Tobago. Participants will have the opportunity to enter the challenge and compete against a field of the region’s top mobile application startups. The winners of the challenge move into the acceleration phase to help them develop their startup.

Commenting on the opportunity for the Dominican technology industry, Executive Director of the NTRC, Craig Nesty believes that the training opportunity is integral for local mobile startup companies, as the training provides invaluable experiences to cultivate Dominica mobile application developers for the global market.

This is the second cycle of the of the mobile startup pre accelerator training in Dominica hosted by the NTRC.  In the first cycle held from February – May 2016, five (5) mobile startup companies participated in the training, which included a CodeSprintHackathon.   Cycle 1 culminated with NTRC taking one mobile startup company, the LinkUp_ Group, founded by Daniel Pond and Irus Toussaint to Montego bay Jamaica to participate in the PitchIT Caribbean Startup Challenge.

PitchIT Caribbean is a program aimed at enhancing the mobile app development ecosystem across CARICOM. It is designed to accelerate mobile app entrepreneurs through the start-up life cycle, which runs from ideation to pitch, from pitch to market and from market to maturity.  It currently supports 4 Hubs, one each in Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad & Tobago.

For more information on PitchIT Caribbean the Dominica Mobile Hub visit https://www.facebook.com/ntrcdom

Register today for a place in the Caribbean’s premier pre-accelerator program at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMIPTARegistration Closes on October 14, 2016.

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1 Comment

  1. kalaloo
    October 13, 2016

    kudos!!!

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