TBR LAB

Startup Accelerator

The Program Objective and Impact

A digital education program designed to accelerate a region

2 Years

4 countries

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas

USD $4 Million+ Program

10 StartUp Stars Generated

250 StartUps Accelerated

USD $500k in Value Delivered to Each StartUp

250 Executive Leaders Immersed (including Government)

3,000 Skilled Professionals Trained

A Focus on Gender Parity

Apply for a chance to participate in our premier digital accelerator program

Who Should Apply, Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have a business idea dedicated to solving a compelling problem using innovative technology
  • Have completed basic market research to understand the problem/solution
  • Company must be less than 3 years old and have some traction and a proven business model
  • Company must be actively looking to raise a Seed or Series A round
  • The business is operating in the Caribbean and is registered within the region
  • A functional MVP
  • The product/service being developed is environmentally friendly
  • The company has the ability to create additional employment within 2 years of participation
  • The entrepreneur is willing to report and to have predetermined data/information about his/her business published in the future to track, monitor and showcase success stories
  • Be driven, coachable, and collaborative

The application process

The application process

We welcome only the most innovative, high-potential companies that can benefit from our resources and extended network. As a rule, we strive to foster a collaborative space and build a highly engaged community that represents a rich variety of sectors and industries.

Startups apply online using the TBR Lab Application Form
Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be contacted by a member of the Programs team to schedule a follow up meeting
Selected startups will be notified of their admissions into the program by a TBR LAB team member

Our Partners

Accelerating Digital Transformation. We’re focused on building bridges that yield increased investment, partnership and mentorship spurring an entrepreneurship and innovation revolution.



Our Vision.

The Vision of TBR Lab is to radically transform the digital landscape of the Caribbean and emerging markets. Our mission is to drive the emergence and proliferation of high-growth tech startups, as well as enable enterprise organisations and governments to deploy impactful tech-driven solutions. We are empowering the next generation of technologists and entrepreneurs to catapult their ideas and lead the future.

TBR Lab comprises our Accelerator Programs for Entrepreneurs, Corporate Innovators and Government. In addition, we’ve developed Technology Bootcamps geared toward equipping people and organisations with the technical skills, relationships and tools they need to accelerate growth in the digital economy.

TBR Lab is an evolution of Tech Beach Retreat and is a natural step for us adding a more continuous framework, leveraging our powerful global network

Our Programs

TBR Lab StartUp Accelerator

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Partnered with IDB LAB and The DMZ, we have developed a robust Acceleration Program designed to equip the most promising StartUps in the region with the access and resources they need, to significantly propel their growth trajectory. They are designed to be an intensive 8 week program consisting of an expert delivered curriculum, over 100 industry mentors, tools, partners and access to capital. Partners include the likes of Google Launchpad, Shopify, Hubspot, Stripe and Amazon Web Services. Participants will gain access to over $500K in exclusive perks for their business, provided by 60+ globally recognized companies. Based on a StartUp’s achievement of significant milestones, they will be able to leverage our global PR network to share the stories; the network including the likes of Forbes, Essence and Inc. Magazine. Date of First Cohort: First Quarter 2021

eGovernance Accelerator

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Preparing Executives in Government for a new digital future is critical to sustained growth and development. We are offering a unique opportunity to explore, rapidly ideate, validate and experiment with new approaches and technologies to enable better, faster, more inclusive, truly extraordinary Government. In our Innovation Accelerator internal teams will follow a structured, methodological process in a global expert led “sandboxed” environment. The program will help teams develop a culture of innovation, implementing digital transformation strategies as a tool for practical and beneficial growth including the development of innovative offerings capitalising on the workforce of tomorrow and dynamic collaborations with the private sector including start ups.

Corporate Accelerator

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We have designed a short program to support innovation in large corporate entities in collaboration with our partners. In our Innovation Accelerator internal corporate teams will follow a structured, methodological process in a “sandboxed” environment. The program helps teams develop a culture of innovation, implementing digital transformation strategies as a tool for profitable growth including dynamic collaborations with start ups as well as the development of innovative offerings capitalising on the workforce of tomorrow. Teams are guided through designing and running experiments to (in)validate their riskiest assumptions concerning desirability, viability, and feasibility. This ensures the best chance of success as they develop, launch, and scale, and accelerates speed to market.

TBR Lab Bootcamp

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Every organisation is on their digital transformation journey. Unfortunately most organisations lack the talent to drive these ambitions; they will only be able to maximise these outcomes through having technically capable teams. TBR Lab Bootcamp is geared to upskill teams with digital thinking, technical skills, and a growth-centred culture that drives business outcomes. Our mission is to upskill over 1,000 persons over the next three years. Partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank and a series of leading experts from the best Technology Companies, we have developed a technology education bootcamp series. They are short courses, 8-12 weeks, that cover a range of high demand topics. Students will learn by working on amazing projects using the tools and workflows they'll encounter in a real work environment. Courses Include: Programming & Development, Data Science, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security, Cloud, Computing, UX / UI Design, Product Management, Data Analytics Date of First Cohort: First Quarter, 2021

NextGen Coding Camp

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NextGen Coding camp is an education program targeted to Teens, with the goal of exposing them to technology and entrepreneurship. Our programs grant access to experts from the leading Technology companies, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. We take an unconventional approach to enable a culture of innovation as we delve into a range of topics - Java Script, CSS, Python, Cyber Security, and Starting Your Business. We design all activities to engage a collaborative problem solving mindset. The goal is to equip students to feel confident and curious about the world around them, adopting a problem solvers mindset and granting them the foundation skills to develop solutions. Date of Camps: Summer and Easter

The Advisory Council and Mentors.

Annie Jean Baptiste

Global Head of Product Inclusion, Google

Jeff Pulver

Co-Founder, Vonage

John Koetsier

Senior Contributor, Forbes

Kamilah Taylor

Snr. Software Engineer, Gusto

Martin Babinec

Founder, TriNet

Ian Carnevale

Co-Founder, Andela

Sebastian Vidal

Executive Director, Parallel 18

Marlon Nichols

Managing Partner, MAC Ventures

Stephanie Smellie

Head of Creator Partnerships, Spotify

Kome Emuh

COO, Global Markets Operations and Engineering

Nikkia Reveillac

Head of Research, Twitter

Bridgit Antwi

Head of Business Operations, Global Product and Solutions, Go to Market

Nick Fuller

Director of Hybrid Cloud Services

Andrea Hofman

Founder and CEO, Culture Shift Labs

Jenny Fielding

Managing Director, Tech Stars

Lesa Mitchell

Managing Director, Tech Stars

Claudette McGowan

Global Executive Officer, Product Inclusion, TD Bank

Eddy Perez

Director, Alliances, Copado

Sonja Gittens Ottley

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asana

Nandi Whitter-Byer

Strategic Partnerships, Google

Femi Odunuga

Snr. Vice President, Global Products and Innovation, Mastercard

X Eyee

Global Outreach Lead - Responsible Innovation, Google

Will Hayes

CEO, Lucidworks

Simone Harvey

Sr. Global Program Manager, Airbnb

Marc Boxser

Vice President, Communications & Policy, Chegg Inc.

Lisa Godwin

Founder You Are Tech

Michael Montano

VP Engineering, Twitter

Subira Willock

Thought Leadership Marketing Manager, Facebook

Cavel Khan

Chief Revenue Officer, Tumblr

Hugh Molotsi

Founder & CEO, Ujama Inc.

Suezette Yazmin Robotham

Sr. Manager Technical Diversity Recruitment, Facebook

Deana Anglin

Sr. UX Researcher, Google

Ty Heath

Director Market Engagement, Linkedin

Nick Brathwaite

Managing Partner, Ridgewood Capital

Larkland Morely

Infrastructure Product Strategy, Facebook

Let's Work Together.

If you would like us to uniquely work with your organisation, let’s have a conversation to explore the opportunity.

Offices

Jamaica

20 Charlton Road, Unit 2,
Kingston, Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago

189 Tragarete Road, Port of Spain,
Trinidad & Tobago

California

1161 Mission St, San Francisco,
California