The CMIP is a regional initiative to find and nurture the best and brightest Caribbean growth startups in the mobile sector.
The CMIP is an effort of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) by infoDev, a programme of the World Bank, and is implemented with the funding support of the Government of Canada. The World Bank is working with a consortium from the University of the West Indies (UWI), which includes the Mona School of Business & Management, Mona Business Support Services and UWI Consulting Inc., as the local partners to implement the programme.
As Caribbean nations increasingly participate in and are linked to the global digital economy, it is important to support the development of a pool of highly-skilled individuals who can build viable mobile app businesses. It takes a range of actors to do this effectively. For that reason, the CMIP will reach out widely to connect Caribbean mobile startups with infoDev’s global network of entrepreneurs, financiers and technology leaders, to help create the next generation of mobile growth entrepreneurs in the region.
The CMIP will provide hands-on training, skills-building and mentorship to developers from across the region, as well as access to investors. UWI will partner with innovation hubs in six Caribbean countries, to ensure startups across the region benefit fully from the program.