A Jamaican has won the Spark the Fire Startup Award at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held in Silicon Valley, California.
Kenia Mattis walked away with the coveted prize, beating 5,000 applicants from around the world.
Ms. Mattis is the Chief Executive Officer of ListenMi Caribbean which produces digital media content in the form of audio books, music and apps.
She spoke with Nationwide News from the summit.
The summit began on June 22 and ends tomorrow.
Kenia Mattis is among a group of four Jamaicans who were selected to take part in the summit. Nationwide’s Patria Kaye Aarons, who is the CEO of Sweetie Confectionery is one of the four Jamaicans.
The others are Nicole Crawford-Thompson, who is the co-founder and CEO of Niritech Limited and Yaneek Page, Founder and CEO of The Innovators School Clubs.
CEO of Edufocal Jamaica, Gordon Swaby, also addressed the summit yesterday at Stanford University. Ms. Mattis says winning the award is a victory for education in Jamaica.