Founder of Parallel 18 – Sebastian- Speaking at Haiti Tech Summit 2017
Parallel18 just launched a new acceleration program in partnership with Facebook to support the growth of Caribbean startups that have outsized social impact potential and are focused on improving the lives of communities across the Caribbean.
Startup Hub Caribbean will support 10 technology startups to scale their efforts and improve their products and services, to better tackle the myriad of fundamental challenges facing the region, as well as scale internationally. Facebook will provide technical support, mentorship, training on the use of Facebook products and tools, free access to a suite of products and services, and access to dozens of experts within the company.
The program will also provide startups support from other mentors, a space for operations during the term, thematic workshops, access to a network of top-tier experts, investors, and other partners of parallel 18.
This is what we’re looking for:
Tech-based startups with a functioning product already launched in the market. Applying companies must be located in any of the Caribbean islands and have a dedicated team seeking to expand their business to new markets.
We’re looking for startups that are driving meaningful progress in the areas of gender equality; decent work and economic opportunity; industry, innovation, and infrastructure; climate change; and peace, justice, and strong institutions.
Preferably, the company should have annual revenue between US $100,000 to US $1 million, but we encourage all startups to apply. Revenue will be a selection factor during the judging process but is not the only one.
The application window for the accelerator program will be open from March 25th to April 22nd at 3pm AST. 10 startups will be selected by a panel of experts and will receive their invitations to the accelerator in May. Interested startups can find more information here http://bit.ly/startuphubcaribb