Young Startup Wins Government of Montserrat ICT Grant
BRADES – A local startup run by two Montserratian nationals has received one of the ICT grants from the Government of Montserrat.
Rovika Inc, which is headed by programmers Manish Valechha and Dennison Daley received EC$125,568 to develop a new web based licensing system.
Once completed the programme will allow clients to log on from anywhere in the world to renew their driver’s license. Currently only while on island can holders update their license.
The current license also serves as an identification card which allows for travel into Antigua & Barbuda and other OECS Member States.
In January the company was named one of SiliconCaribe.com’s Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015. Valechha and Daley have already successfully delivered two other web based services now in use on island.
Talypso is a voting software which cuts the wait time for results at cultural competitions such as calypso, soca and pageants. It gives real time information on a leader board as the show progresses and results can be announced within 20 minutes of the competitions ending.
The team have also developed a Government document system which allows various departments to work on the same project and share documents while maintaining security.
More than one million dollars in ICT grants were approved recently by the Ministry of Communications, Works & Labour.