Amber, UTech Launchpad poised to elevate startups Loop Jamaica

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In a landmark collaboration, Amber Group and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), are proud to introduce the Amber UTech Launchpad.

This initiative is designed to revolutionize Jamaica’s technology sector by nurturing startups, empowering entrepreneurs, and stimulating economic advancement across the nation.

It officially commenced with a high-profile launch event on March 6, attended by the business elite and streamed live to a vast audience. This event not only celebrated the start of a transformative journey for Jamaica’s tech startups but also showcased the resources, mentorship, and support that will be available to budding entrepreneurs through the Amber UTech Launchpad.

Dushyant Savadia, CEO of Amber Group, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Amber UTech Launchpad isn’t just an incubator; it’s a launchpad for dreams, transforming ambitious ideas into global solutions with Jamaican roots and global wings. Innovation is the heart of success. With Amber UTech Launchpad, we’re not just funding startups; we’re investing in the future of Jamaica, building a community of innovators, creators, and change-makers dedicated to driving positive change and prosperity for all.”

The programme is set to support 100 startups, providing them with mentorship from seasoned industry leaders, comprehensive product development, and strategic market positioning guidance. This initiative is aimed at cultivating a vibrant ecosystem where ideas can mature into successful businesses, contributing to job creation and economic upliftment in Jamaica.

Dr Kevin Brown, President of UTech, shared his excitement about the collaboration, “Partnering with the Amber Group on this groundbreaking project aligns perfectly with our mission to champion innovation and entrepreneurship. This partnership is a testament to our shared vision of unlocking opportunities and effecting positive change within Jamaica’s tech landscape.”

The launch event featured insights from business industry luminaries and included a keynote address by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who emphasized the government’s full support for such transformative initiatives.

“The Amber UTech Launchpad stands to be a cornerstone in Jamaica’s economic development, setting the stage for our nation to emerge as a formidable player in the global tech arena. This is about more than fostering startups—it’s about igniting a culture of innovation and job creation that benefits all Jamaicans,” remarked Holness.

Applications for the first cohort of the Amber UTech Launchpad are now open for one month. This represents a not-to-be-missed opportunity for entrepreneurs eager to play a pivotal role in Jamaica’s tech revolution. For more details, visit myambergroup.com.