019 - Let’s Talk Mobile with Keron Mc Leish - Part 2

June 1, 2018
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In part 2 of this feature with Keron Mc Leish of Droid Island, we discuss:
 
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019 - Let’s Talk Mobile with Keron Mc Leish - Part 1

May 29, 2018
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More and more, IP and content-based businesses have been popping up as alternatives to conventional brick and mortar businesses.
 
In this 2-part feature, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Osei-Wright Alexis of Incentivize Networks, and our featured guest; Keron Mc Leish, Mobile Expert and Founder of Droid Island.
 
Droid Island is a Caribbean based retail company that also provides the latest in tech news, reviews, discussions through its various mediums.
 
In this day in age, nobody buys smartphones based off commercials or brand ambassadors. When new tech comes out, we all run to our favorite tech reviewers to hear their thoughts and get an informed decision on whether we should buy.
 
Droid Island is the fusion between tech reviewer and retailer. The Caribbean now has their own experts that can identify with our unique market and help us make informed decisions on the tech we love.
 
In part 1 of this feature, we discuss:
  • Keron's journey from being a smartphone salesman in Canada for over a decade to being a Mobile Authority in the Caribbean,
  • Content Marketing: its value and how it works, and
  • How to assess value for money when purchasing smartphones in the Caribbean.
 
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016 - Bringing Silicon Valley to The Caribbean with Kyle Maloney

May 8, 2018
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Today we talk about bringing Silicon Valley to the Caribbean.
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Osei-Wright Alexis of Incentivize Networks, and our featured guest; Kyle Maloney - Co-Founder of Tech Beach Retreat, ChefMade, Nous Tech, and F1RST Media.
 
Technology and Entrepreneurship have the power to catapult the Caribbean Region. Tech Beach is bridging the gap between the Global Technology Leaders and the Caribbean; empowering more people and companies in the Caribbean to act locally, but think globally.
 
ChefMade is a healthy and delicious food service company in Trinidad & Tobago that focuses on making well balanced meals at an affordable price.
 
In this episode, we cover:
  • How ChefMade works;
  • Kyle's relationship with his brother Nicolas;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset from a young age;
  • Novus Tech Limited - Sustainable Energy;
  • The value of being over-prepared;
  • The reality of the Silicon Valley Boys' Club;
  • Tech Beach Retreat conference series;
  • The power of having a strong "Why";
  • The future landscape of tech in the Caribbean;
  • The rise, fall, and reincarnation of F1RST; and
  • Harnessing the power of fear.
 
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011 - #TechBae with Elena Dyer

April 3, 2018
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Today we talk tech.
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by Elena Dyer, a serial entrepreneur and founder of #TechBae.
 
#TechBae is a conference series that showcases women who have used technology in their diverse industries, as a vehicle for disruption and innovation.
 
This episode features a discussion of Elena's past technology-inspired entrepreneurial ventures including:
 
  1. Futech Services Co Limited - the only English-speaking Training Center in the Caribbean; and
  2. Diembox - a Caribbean lifestyle subscription box of specially-selected products of Caribbean brands as well as international brands that appeal to the Caribbean diaspora.
 
Other Episode Highlights:
  • About #TechBae
  • From Economics to Tech
  • Is entrepreneurship a cure for boredom?
  • Dealing with negative feedback
  • #TechBae Coding Camp
  • Going from #IdeaToAction
 
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009 - Wanderscape - From App Idea To Product Launch

March 6, 2018
In this episode, I am joined by guest host Alicia Cooper from Aspire Fund Management Company Limited, and our featured guests - Stephan James (CEO) and Jamila Bannister (COO) of Wanderscape.
 
Wanderscape is a travel community and mobile app that connects travelers with unique, immersive experiences by locals.
 
Episode Highlights:
  • Blending tech with creative branding
  • The birth of Wanderscape
  • Wanderers & Insiders
  • Managing the technology user adoption curve - especially in the Caribbean
  • Platforms vs. Service Providers
  • App Monetization & Growth
  • Building the right team
  • How to go from app idea to product launch
 
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