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Jamaican Startup Wins IDB Award For Its Potential

Jamaican Startup Wins IDB Award For Its Potential

Posted by PanamericanWorld on October 17, 2016

Jamaica, Thursday October 13, 2016 – A Jamaican with an open global eBook platform for publishers and readers in the Caribbean got the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) nod as having some major growth potential.

In fact, Dwayne Campbell from BookFusion got the award for Startup with the Most Growth Potential out of the 12 startups from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Mexico who participated in a Venture Night that closed the IDB’s most important innovation event, Demand Solutions Ideas for Improving Lives last week.

This was after the entrepreneurs all pitched their startups’ innovations to an audience of more than 300 people and a jury composed of leading specialists at the event in Washington D.C.

They had been selected from over 500 candidates to showcase their innovative products and services at the one-day event, which is designed to connect startups with investors, mentors and thought leaders.

Ilana Milkes, cofounder of the Colombian startup Nativo Digital which teaches teenagers and children how to code, won the top prize of $30,000 for being the Most Innovative Startup with Development Impact. Nativo Digital.

He also won the Media for Social Impact Award, given by the PVBLIC Foundation and the award by Festival El Dorado to participate in the Festival of Colombian Creativity.

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