Ingrid is the founder of Rebel Grrl Media is a digital media company that’s disrupting the old and typical Caribbean Narratives by creating content and experiences that reflects the New Caribbean emerging – that’s going digital, becoming more inclusive, embracing its fringes like Cannabis and falling in love with itself again. We produce a network of blogs and podcasts, online videos and immersive events. We’re taking our Caribbean story beyond the Beach.
Ingrid is a seasoned Digital Strategist, Digital Media Entrepreneur, and Events Producer who has done Strategy and Execution work for over 50 Caribbean Brands in the FInance, Travel, Tech, Food, and Beverage Industries – including the Jamaica Tourist Board, ICD Group, Digicel and JMMB. She is an award-winning technology blogger at the DowJones Factiva Syndicated Blog – SiliconCaribe since 2005.
Ingrid is also a Caribbean Tech Maven and tech startup ecosystem pioneer who founded SiliconCaribe the 15-year-old Caribbean Digital Media and Events brand that kickstarted the Jamaican Tech Startup Scene in 2007 and directly impacted over 10,000 Caribbean Tech entrepreneurs.
SiliconCaribe produced over 200 Caribbean Tech Events in the Caribbean, Diaspora USA and Commonwealth for entrepreneurs and Women in Tech- such as the pioneering Kingston Beta, Caribbean Beta, Startup Weekend Jamaica, Agrihack and Caribbean Bloggers Week. Entrepreneur Pitch Competitions and Trend Forums around Blockchain and Women in Tech were also produced in addition to producing Caribbean Content programming for SXSW and Black Tech Week.
Ingrid advises Government Ministers, Universities and Development agencies on digital trends, tech startups, innovation programmes and startup ecosystems. She also served as Board Chairman of StartupJamaica; she still advises the current Jamaican Minister of Science, Energy, and Technology via the National ICT Advisory Council and has been an SXSW Startup Accelerator Event Board Member.
For her startup ecosystem building work, she received the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) 50Under50 Business Leader Gamer Changer + TechLink Game Changer Social Entrepreneurship Awards.
Ingrid recently founded Caribbean Women in Tech – a community of professionals and entrepreneurs who are in tech and the digital economy – and are committed to raising visibility and changing the face of technology and business in the Caribbean and Diaspora.
She is also now a member of the Development Bank of Jamaica’s Mentorship Council for their Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme.