JAM | May 9, 2023

Microsoft to host free event for Jamaican startups

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Microsoft for Startups, First Cloud Consultants, and MC3 have partnered to host an event for Jamaican startups on Friday (May 12), at the Microsoft Office in Kingston.

The event, which will run from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about Microsoft’s resources and support for startups, network with other entrepreneurs, and get advice from Microsoft experts.

The event is open to all early-stage and growth-stage startups in Jamaica, regardless of industry or stage of development. While the in-person attendance is anticipated to be around 50 individuals, an additional 100 participants are expected to join virtually.

“We believe that startups play a critical role in driving economic growth and innovation, and we are committed to providing them with the resources and support they need to succeed,” said John Paul Anderson, Regional Manager at Microsoft. “We are excited to partner with First Cloud Consultants and MC3 to host this event for Jamaican startups.”

In addition to the presentations from Microsoft experts, the event will also feature networking opportunities and a chance to learn more about First Cloud Consultants’ and MC3’s services.

“We believe that this event will provide startups with the information and resources they need to take their businesses to the next level,” said Keimo Edwards, Head of Commerce and Partnership at First Cloud Consultants. “We are thrilled to partner with Microsoft for Startups and MC3 to host this event for Jamaican startups.”

Keimo Edwards, Head of Commerce and Partnership at First Cloud Consultant (Photo: Instagram @keimoedwards)

Kaylah Bogle, Manager at MC3, echoed these sentiments, saying, “We are proud to be a part of this event and to support the growth of the startup community in Jamaica. We believe that this event will be a valuable resource for startups and will help them to achieve their goals.”

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Interested parties can register at


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