Jamaican, Kenia Mattis, Wins Entrepreneurship Award in U.S.

Jamaica’s Kenia Mattis has won the Spark the Fire Startup Award at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is underway in Silicon Valley in California. Williams was selected from a pool of 5,000 applicants from all around the world. Mattis is the CEO of ListenMi Caribbean, a company that produces digital media content such as audio books, music, and apps. She is one of four Jamaicans chosen to participate in the summit event. These individuals include Patria Kaye Aarons, CEO of Sweetie Confectionery; Nicole Crawford-Thompson, co-founder and CEO of Niritech Limited, and Yaneek Page, founder and CEO of The Innovators School Clubs. Addressing the attendees at the Stanford University event was Gordon Swaby, the CEO of Edufocal Jamaica. Upon receiving the award, Mattis said winning was a “victory for education in Jamaica.”