Silicon Cabarete is on the go
Cabarete has put itself on the world map for its water sports. Already famous for being a leading destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing, it is now preparing to stake a claim as a major entrepreneurial center with Silicon Cabarete. Frenchman Fabrice Grinda is the mind behind the project. As founder of Aucland, Zingy and OLX, one of the largest free classifieds websites in the world, he is a frequent conference speaker on trends in technology, emerging markets and investing.
The center he has opened in Cabarete offers packages to talented programmers to work in a prime location. The project also focuses on attracting brilliant minds to create startups offering technological innovations, which will be nurtured at the center located at La Boca location by the Yásica River in the north coast province of Puerto Plata. Five residences facing the Atlantic Ocean are also part of the venture.
In the official statement for the project, Grinda states:
“I aim to transform the Dominican Republic for the better by creating an environment that will attract other Internet entrepreneurs, business developers and engineers to the area. We will be attracting a new kind of person to the DR, people who would never have had any reason to visit the island in the past. Inevitably some of these people will fall in love with Cabarete or other parts of the country as I have and decide to invest here as well”.
Project spokesman Jose Luis Mendoza said that Silicon Cabarete would focus on backing companies and entrepreneurs to develop innovative digital ideas in order to become high-impact companies.
Source: DR1, Lisitndiario
Oct 20, 2016
Category: DR News |