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Bahamas-based Kanoo Innovation Center is looking for local entrepreneurs who will receive technical support and training to develop and grow technology-based businesses.

This hub is an innovation accelerator designed in association with Draper University, a leading authority on acceleration programs in Silicon Valley, USA.

Kanoo accelerates startups by equipping participants with the tools, techniques and funding to identify problems and create innovative solutions.

Studio 58A Hub co-founder Davina Bean recently told the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) online chat show that successful applicants will be trained over several weeks to develop their ideas into what she calls “minimum viability”. , convert Products.

The deadline for submissions is November 15 and applicants using the registration code – ‘Studio 58A’ will be given priority in the selection process. Those interested can apply For program requirements

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We have built a bridge directly to Silicon Valley with Draper University to tap into their network of venture capitalists. It is also a way for entrepreneurs across the Caribbean to connect and share ideas in an ecosystem to ensure that businesses can expand in the region before expanding globally.

He added that the organization focuses on supporting entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that use technology to solve problems or create solutions that can be applied in the region.

We have three levels in this progressive programming. You have the initial group, that too for two weeks. In February, we [will] It has level two, which is a pre-accelerator. which will happen for four weeks. The top 30 enroll in the program and then the top 10 go on to the Silicon Valley Immersion Program.

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Khadija Ghazi, director of partnerships and business development at Draper University, said the training sessions are led by other entrepreneurs who have created businesses in the technology industry.

We only include entrepreneurs, people who have built, people who have moved on, people who have failed, and people who have raised funding that provide content. “We also have Discord groups where discussions happen, and you’ll be surrounded by other entrepreneurs sharing ideas about what they’re working on.”

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After completing the training, entrepreneurs will also be part of a wider ecosystem for mentoring and other forms of support, he added.

“The thing I appreciate the most [is], after two weeks there is no “shredding”. You will be part of the largest entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world. Did you learn something that you couldn’t apply? You come back for advice, guidance or financing [support, and] You will still be part of this ecosystem, explained the judge.



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