BAHAMAS BASED Kanoo Innovation Hub is looking for local entrepreneurs, who will receive technical support and training to build and grow technology-based businesses.
This is an innovation center created in conjunction with Draper University, a leading talent and accelerator program in Silicon Valley, United States.
Kanoo accelerates startups by providing its followers with the tools, processes, and funding to identify problems and create new solutions.
Speaking recently at an online discussion program at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), ‘Studio 58A’, the co-ordinator of the hub, Davina Bain, said that the inspectors will be trained successful in a few weeks to change their thinking into what he called as ‘minimum effective. products’.
The deadline for entries is November 15, and applicants using the reference code – ‘Studio 58A’ – will have priority during the selection process. Those who are interested can attend kanooinnovationhub.com for application requirements.
“We have created a direct bridge to Silicon Valley and Draper University to tap into the network of capital investors. It is also a way for entrepreneurs across the Caribbean to connect and share ideas in one environment, to ensure business can multiply locally before spreading globally,” Bain said.
He added that the organization is focused on supporting entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that use technology to solve problems or develop solutions that can be applied in the region.
“We have three stages in this ongoing program. You have the first team, that’s two weeks. In February, we [will] has two levels, which is a quick thing; that will take four weeks. The top 30 in the program will get into that, and then the top 10 will go on to the immersion program in Silicon Valley,” Bain explained further.
The director of collaboration and business development at Draper University, Khadija Ghazi, said that other entrepreneurs who lead this training are those who have built companies and technology companies.
“We only bring entrepreneurs, builders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs to deliver the content. We also have a Discord group, a chat room, and entrepreneurs. others will surround you and share ideas about what they are working on,” Ghazi said.
He added that once the training is completed, entrepreneurs will also be part of the ecosystem to receive advice and other forms of support.
“My favorite thing [is], not ‘food’ after two weeks. You will be part of the largest business ecosystem in the world. Did you learn something you couldn’t apply? You come back for advice, tips or money [support, and] you will continue to be a part of this environment,” Ghazi explained.