Media Release - AMCHAM T&T Tech Hub Island Summit (THIS) Focuses on Tech Entrepreneurs

AMCHAM T&T Tech Hub Island Summit (THIS) Focuses on Tech Entrepreneurs


AMCHAM T&T has partnered with CARIRI and the IDB Lab to host a business accelerator programme for tech entrepreneurs.

The accelerator programme is meant to foster growth in the technology sector in Trinidad and Tobago as we recognize that entrepreneurship is a driving force for growth and innovation in any economy.

This programme is part of the wider initiative to create a truly connected tech ecosystem in Trinidad and Tobago that will drive real change and make us more competitive globally.

It is part of AMCHAM T&T’s first annual Tech. Hub. Island Summit (t.h.i.s) which will be held on June 13th and the 14th at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad.

The accelerator programme is open to individuals and companies who:

- Are Tech Entrepreneurs or a significant part of their business is facilitated by technology.
- Already have a product or service
- Have a positive cash flow for at least one year
- The deadline for applications is Friday 26th April 2019, and the programme is free for all applicants and successful candidates.

The top 25 candidates will be selected for an interview and out of these ten will be selected for mentoring and training in Financial projections and valuations, Business Model Development, Market Strategy, Development of Sell Sheet and elements of an effective pitch and Pitching Practice. Pitching practice will be done by IDB and their partner CARIRI as part of the Lab Idea Advisory Services Program. 

The ten successful candidates will also be selected to attend conference in June, where they will be able to pitch to senior business executives and investors. More information is available at

The theme of the conference is “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” and aims to bring together the public and private sector as we advocate for all companies in all industries to embrace tech and infuse it into their DNA. 

On the Industry side, AMCHAM T&T believes that Tech industry is a major pillar of a diversified economy. It is also a critical component in creating high-value and exciting jobs, that encourage our young people to stay in Trinidad and Tobago even as they work and play in the global value chain. A tech industry can attract both local and foreign investment and increase competitiveness.


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