EVENTS

Accelerating Change | The Caribbean Diaspora Angel Investor Summit

Private Investing in High-Potential Caribbean Startups

Friday, November 13,  2020

9:00AM – 5:00PM EST
 

This premiere event will bring together entrepreneurs leading high-potential Caribbean agriculture, energy, finance and technology startups, plus Caribbean diaspora and friends in the U.S., U.K. and Canada to discuss market-making solutions to bridge the capital access gap in the Caribbean. 

This event is powered by the Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT). GEDT is a virtual startup incubator and accelerator, providing pre-seed funding, hands-on technical support and mentoring to standout startups borne from academic research.

GEDT is committed to achievement of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As such, its emphasis is on: SDG 8Decent Work and Economic Growth; and SDG 9Industry and Innovation

Schedule of Events

Event I

OUTLOOK

9:00 –   9:15 am – Welcome

9:30 – 10:30 am – Capital Markets & Regulatory Environment

10:30 – 11:15 am – Breakout Session

Event II

IMPACT

1:00 –   2:00 pm – Meet the Innovators:  High-Potential, Scalable Startups

2:00 –   2:45 pm – Breakout Session

4:45 –   5:00 pm – Closing Remarks

Event III

OPPORTUNITIES

3:00 –   4:00 pm – Technology, Agribusiness, and Construction Startup Sampler

4:00 –   4:45 pm – Breakout Session 

4:45 –   5:00 pm – Closing Remarks

Event IV

PERFORMING ARTISTS SHOWCASE

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Presented in Collaboration with Creative Titans

All Events

FULL DAY

9:00 AM –   5:00 pm

Moderators

Zachary Harding
GROUP CEO
SSL GROUP

As Group CEO, Zachary has responsibility for SSL Growth Equity Limited, Stocks & Securities Limited and SSL Venture Capital (Jamaica) Ltd. Mr. Harding has developed a solid reputation in senior management and strategic marketing roles, enjoying stellar track records in positions including Chief Executive Officer, Head of Strategy and Director of Marketing at companies including ATL, Wisynco and Red Stripe (Diageo).

David Mullings
FOUNDER
BLUE MAHOE CAPITAL PARTNERS
 
Rudy Ceres
FOUNDING PARTNER
CERES LAW PC

Ceres Law is an international corporate law firm based in New York, serving domestic and international clients in a variety of industries. The firm serves clients in the U.S., U.K., Caribbean, and several countries in Africa. Previously, Rudy was the Managing Partner for Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, at Cooke Robotham law firm, and a member of the International Trade and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups at Bryan Cave LLP. 

Event I | Panelists

Dr. Leyland Lucas
BOARD CHAIRMAN
GUYANA OFFICE FOR INVESTMENT
Marlene Street Forrest
MANAGING DIRECTOR
JAMAICA STOCK EXCHANGE
George Edwards
GENERAL MANAGER
GUYANA STOCK EXCHANGE
Richard M. Ornitz
CHAIRMAN
INFRALINX CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC
Richard Isava
MANAGING DIRECTOR
GUYANA AMERICAS MERCHANT BANK
269.Javette-Nixon
Javette Nixon
FOUNDER
SEAFORTH HOLDINGS LIMITED


Event II | Panelists

Lisa Dublin
FOUNDER
ECOCARB GY
30f.Zara-Harria
Zara Harris
FOUNDER
REBUILD
21d.Kelshine-Griffith
Kelshine Griffith
FOUNDER
SHINE AGRI MANUFACTURING
Jordon Freeman
FOUNDER
JA BIOPLASTICS
Tandika Harry
FOUNDER
BEESTARCH
Oslene Carrington
FOUNDER & CEO
GEDT



Event III | Panelists

be7.Varun-Baker
Varun Baker
CEO
FARM CREDIBLY
077.Karni-Paton
Karni Paton
CEO,
EMPORIUM REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
671.Jermaine-Henry
Jermaine Henry
CEO
FLOWFACTO
Eldon Marks
CEO
V75 INC.
Darilyn Smart
PRESIDENT
SMART FOODS CARIBBEAN LTD.
341.Dr.-Lawrence-Lewis
Dr. Lawrence Lewis
DEAN, SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
UNIVERSITY OF GUYANA