We are leading the effort to create entrepreneurs in Barbados whose market is not limited to the island or the region but is open to the 3 Billion people using global online marketplaces such as Airbnb, Fiverr, Patreon, Shutterstock, Teespring, UpWork etc.
BETA’s mission is to support entrepreneurship with a focus on earning foreign exchange by leveraging global online marketplaces such as Airbnb, Etsy, Teespring etc. that highlight Barbados’ culture to the world. While this is our mission, our initial focus is to have Barbados be the first island to launch Airbnb’s 'Trips' (Cultural Experiences & Immersions).
In addition to this, we hope to create multiple foreign exchange income streams for our members with the milestone of creating 10,000 entrepreneurs by 2020 making Barbados the digital entrepreneurial hub of the Caribbean.
Finally, we wish to leverage our current IBC (International Business Corporation) legislation in order to attract not just IBM (which is currently based here in Barbados) but Google, Facebook and others to setup small offices to manage their Caribbean presence.
What We hope to Achieve
- An enabling environment for Airbnb so that Barbados is the first Caribbean island in which Trips (cultural experiences & immersions) is launched
- A tax incentive for entrepreneurs using global online marketplaces earning foreign exchange for the country
- Three new IBC companies from Silicon Valley by 2020