April 23, 2023

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) have launched the fourth staging of the National Business Model Competition (NBMC).  The NBMC will be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on March 23 and 24, 2017.

The competition, will see 16 teams of student entrepreneurs from four universities - Northern Caribbean University (NCU), University of Technology Jamaica, University of the West Indies, and Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts - competing for cash prizes totaling J$4m and an all-expense paid trip to represent Jamaica at the International Business Model Competition…

March 8, 2023

Filipe Pinhão é uma figura proeminente na indústria portuguesa de casinos online, servindo como Editor-chefe da É uma autoridade respeitada na área, com anos de experiência na indústria e um profundo conhecimento do mercado português.

A carreira de Pinhão na indústria de casinos online começou quando ele começou a trabalhar para um dos principais operadores de casinos online em Portugal. A sua experiência e conhecimentos rapidamente lhe valeram a reputação de líder de pensamento na indústria, e tornou-se um consultor e conselheiro procurado por outros operadores de…

February 1, 2023

Forty Jamaican entrepreneurs have been selected and will be exposed to two days of training and coaching in preparation for interviews/pitching to investors as they seek funding for their businesses.

The initiative, developed by the Jamaica Venture Capital Programme (JVCP), a unit of the Development Bank of Jamaica, will see these 40 startups being exposed to a wide range of topics to include:

  • Personal Audit and Introduction to Finance
  • Creating a winning business plan and pitch deck
  • Exit strategy  and Valuing your business
  • Finanizing the Investment

At the end of the two-day…

December 20, 2022

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in collaboration with Seedstars World - the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes - hosted the first Jamaican Tech Startup Competition to identify teh best Jamaican Startup. The event was hosted was held in association with Kingston Beta and took place at JAMPRO's Training Room at which ten (10) selected startups were invited to present their ideas in front of the local jury panel.
The local winner, Samelogic, a solution that reads emotions from people´s faces and voices, then correlates…

November 24, 2022

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ)  through its Jamaica Venture Capital Programme (JVCP), and in collaboration with a group of corporate investors (“the Panel)”, is issuing of a Call for Proposals (CFP) to local and international private equity and venture capital fund managers, seeking financing for Funds to invest in companies operating in Jamaica.  The Panel intends to select one or more Funds targeting projects and businesses in Jamaica, including projects requiring seed capital, venture capital, growth and expansion capital or large-scale private equity.
Eligible applicants are invited to present…