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Melarka Williams started Ingenuity in 2012 after five years with some of the largest telecom companies in the world.


He wondered why Jamaica and the Caribbean wasn’t more of a creator of technology versus a consumer of technology.

Melarka saw it within his destiny to fix this problem, he reimagined a world where Jamaica would be a significant destination for software engineering.

In a local newspaper he read that billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson,  founder and CEO of Virgin Group had set up an entrepreneurial centre in Jamaica and their goal was to teach local entrepreneurs to build global businesses.

Melarka applied, going through rigorous evaluation and qualified for the batch of 20 businesses finally selected from around the world.

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