Kingston Creative is excited to introduce the awardees for our Go Global Accelerator Programme, one of several programmes done under the CreaTech intiative, done in partnership with IDB Labs and the Development Bank of Jamaica!
In the Accelerator, 10 creative entrepreneurs were accepted as our first cohort. For 3 months, these creative entrepreneurs did courses to help improve:
- Their business knowledge and skills
- Their technology skills
- Their ability to tap into global markets.
We are proud of the progress these entrepreneurs have made in the Go Global Accelerator and are excited to share these creative entrepreneurs with you!
- Teika Samuda
Teika Samuda is the principal consultant at the Being Jamaican Tour Company. Being Jamaican offers authentic Jamaican experiences and curates packages that feature the best of Jamaica; highlighting its people, culture, music and natural beauty.
- Dainty Wilson
Dainty Wilson is the Managing Director of YAADBridge Entertainment, a film, television and audio production Company with a focus on creative production, audio-visual entertainment and talent management in the Caribbean.
- Sanjay Ramadan
You may know Sanjay as one of the familiar faces from the TVJ programme Intense, but in our Go Global Accelerator programme, he is the CEO of BELLEH23, a company that provides creative lodgings for International travelers with a core demographic of Dancehall Dancers internationally.
- Jherane Patmore
Jherane Patmore is the founder of Rebel Women Lit (RWL), a literary community based in Jamaica, with members worldwide, interested in using literature as a source of self-care. RWL has paid membership, an e-commerce bookstore, a podcast, and an active newsletter.
- Adam Cummings
Adam Cummings is the CEO of Apeiron Digital Pro Ltd, is a creative digital media company that creates compelling visual content through photography, videography, digital cinematography and graphic design. They combine creative storytelling techniques with high quality visuals to move audiences and supply clients with what they need for their consumers.
- Twain Richardson
Twain Richardson is the Colourist/ Finishing Editor at Frame of Reference Ltd (FoR), the leading post production studio in Jamaica. FoR is renowned for delivering exceptional video editing, colour grading, vfx, and motion graphics services to their clients and has developed an identity that provides reliability, efficiency and quality in all our services.
- Kaiel Eytle
Kaiel Eytle is the CEO of Watooka Films Ltd, a company focused on developing original content for the screen. Taking IP from source material right through both creative and business development stages to pair it with producers and distributors worldwide.
- Monique Kennedy
Monique Kennedy is the CEO of Hold My Brand (HMB), a company that delivers on-demand branding services to start-ups and small businesses. Their clients (entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Canada) gain access to the expertise and support of a full branding team of qualified designers from Jamaica and the Caribbean, for the cost of hiring one freelancer in North America and 60% less than hiring a traditional agency.
- Eileen Dunkley-Shim
If Eileen Dunkley-Shim seems familiar to you, that’s because in addition of being a part of our Accelerator, she was the second place winner in our Best Pitch Forward Competition last year!
Eileen’s Netty’s Farm brand sells kombucha and strives to be Jamaica’s number 1 kombucha brand. Netty’s Farm kombucha now retails in 4 locations in Kingston and 1 cafe in Montego Bay.
- Alison Hinds
Alison Hinds is the brain behind AliCraftsJa, an art education operation that usually hosts Paint N Sip events. However they do occasional sales from selling artwork such as quote boards, paintings and pop-up cards.
*The Go Global Accelerator is one of several initiatives under the Kingston Creative CREATECH programme, a partnership with IDB Lab designed to provide opportunities for creative entrepreneurs. To learn more about how we are developing strong creative entrepreneurs, visit: https://kingstoncreative.org/createch/