Jamaican High-School Entrepreneurs Placed 2nd In International Pitching Competition

A team of Jamaican student entrepreneurs recently took part in an international pitching competition for high school students and placed second among 700 global teams at the Diamond Challenge.

The team which includes students from Kingston and St Ann comprised of Nathaniel Christie, Daniel Chatani, Ruth-Ann Armstrong and Gaurnette Flowers.

The student entrepreneurs founded “BoltBot”, a mobile application that allows consumers to self-check-out at the supermarket, drastically reducing wait time for average consumers in supermarkets.

“The Diamond Challenge has provided an opportunity for me to do something I’ve never imagined of doing. My team mates and I are Thankful for the opportunity to showcase Jamaica’s young entrepreneurs to an international audience.” Daniel Chatani, a member of the team told the audience,

“We are always excited to open opportunities for Jamaica’s youth to be on the forefront of technology and entrepreneurship. We are glad to have helped host the team and look forward to their future ventures.” Said Ja’dan Johnson of Next Gen Creators

The students were sponsored by the US Embassy Jamaica and Aim Edu Services.

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