Boosting Innovation, Growth and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (BIGEE)
We are focussed on transforming Jamaica’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystems through Grant Funding, Capacity Building & Institutional Strengthening and Equity Financing.
We are funded by a loan signed that the Government of Jamaica signed with the Inter-American Development Bank. Our work is done through a network of Public & Private sector partners ranging from Business Service Intermediaries, Incubators and Accelerators Universities and Angel Investor Network.

The DBJ, through BIGEE, offers grant funding to innovation Jamaican Businesses from Start-ups to medium-sized businessesOur grants portfolio includes, IGNITE, for start-up and small businesses, access up to J$7 million through two windows (Ideation and Commercialization) PATENT, to support inventors file patent application in multiple jurisdictions; INNOVATION GRANT FUND, for medium-sized companies with innovative products and services; and the JAMAICA BUSINESS FUND, supports two types of groups in the “cluster” model – horizontal business alliances and vertical business alliances (anchor-led).  Learn more

The BIGEE programme is focussed on ensuring that our entrepreneurs and business operators are provided with the necessary tools and knowledge that will enable them to grow and scale their businessesThis is done through an effective relationship with business support enablers – Incubators, Accelerators, Business Service Intermediaries (BSIs) Business Development Organisations (BDOs) and Business ConsultantsWe support them through funding, training and workshops; sharing of international best practices through conferences and networkingThis group of stakeholders are critical partners to the programme. Learn more

Equity financing is focussed on helping innovative start-ups, small and medium-sized companies with patient capital to grow and scale their businesses into new markets, be it locally or internationally. Equity financing is more than offering money, its added value includes advice, mentorship, networkingOur Equity Financing portfolio covers Angel Investing – the DBJ Angel Fund and the VC Fund. Learn more

This covers our capacity building programme Technical Service Offices, and is geared at ensuring the commercialization of research at Jamaica’s various learning institutions. Learn more

How we achieve our mission

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Innovation Grant Fund

The Innovation Fund will promote the generation of employment and …

IGNITE

The DBJ IGNITE Programme provides technical assistance and grants …

Technical Services Office

The Technical Services Office (TSO) main goal is to identify, evaluate…

Patent Grant Fund

The Patent Grant aims to support research and development …

national business model competition

Provides technical support to encourage entrepreneurs …

DBJ Angel Fund

The DBJ Angel Fund will partner with Angel Investors through co-investments..

Our Partners

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What Our Beneficiaries Have To Say

Who
Benefits?

MSMEs

Entrepreneurs

Business Incubators

Business Support Accelerators

Academia Focused On Innovation

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Christopher Brown Project Manager, BIGEEDevelopment Bank of Jamaica LuShana Francis Cheddesingh Technical Coordinator, Direct Business, BIGEE Development Bank of Jamaica Anthony Shaw …

KINGSTON — Medija Traditions, a student-entrepreneur team from the University of Technology (UTech), has emerged as the winner of the National Business Model Competition (NBMC), …

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), through its Boosting Innovation Growth & Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (BIGEE) Project, has partnered with the Jamaica Intellectual …

PM Urges MSMEs To Apply for DBJ’s Innovation Grant Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) …

Kingston, Jamaica, February 15, 2024 – The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), through its Boosting …

Development Bank of Jamaica re-opens INNOVATION GRANT APPLICATION WINDOW Kingston, Jamaica, January 2 The Development …

DBJ provides grant funding to Carbyne Capital Investments IGF DEVELOPMENT BANK OF JAMAICA PROVIDES J$20 …

August 5, 2023 For immediate Release Development Bank of Jamaica reopens the Jamaica Business Fund …

DBJ refreshes supply chain grant

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), in extending more support for entrepreneurs and small businesses, …

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), through its Boosting Innovation and EntrepreneurshipEcosystems (BIGEE) programme, is …

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), through its Boosting Innovation Growth & Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (BIGEE) …

KINGSTON — Medija Traditions, a student-entrepreneur team from the University of Technology (UTech), has emerged as the …

Christopher Brown Project Manager, BIGEEDevelopment Bank of Jamaica LuShana Francis Cheddesingh Technical Coordinator, Direct Business, …

Christopher Brown Project Manager, BIGEEDevelopment Bank of Jamaica LuShana Francis Cheddesingh Technical Coordinator, Direct Business, BIGEE Development Bank of Jamaica Anthony Shaw …

KINGSTON — Medija Traditions, a student-entrepreneur team from the University of Technology (UTech), has emerged as the winner of the National Business Model Competition (NBMC), …