ACTAI Barbados | May 3-6, 2022



Bill Tai

VC & Kitesurfer

Bill Tai has been funding companies as a Venture Capitalist since 1991 and has had 22 companies he backed at the early stage grow to become listed companies. 

Maria Serafica

CFO + Conservationist

Maria Serafica is an external CFO for companies in the real estate, nonprofit and private equity sectors. 

Amanda Terry

Co-Founder and COO Metagood

Amanda Terry is a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Metagood, a for-profit company that strives to build a better future for Web3 while doing good along the way.

Craig Sparkes

Tech Brand & Marketing. Kitesurfer

Experienced Tech Brand Specialist with a demonstrated history of working with Start-ups through to Enterprise companies.

Lily Dash


A dynamic Barbadian entrepreneur Lily Dash

Special Guests

Mia Mottley

Prime Minister of Barbados

Mia Amor Mottley, QC, DBE, MP is a Barbadian politician and attorney who has served as Prime Minister of Barbados since 2018 and as leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) since 2008.

Shontelle Layne

Grammy nominated singer

Shontelle is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter best known for her global classics,  T-Shirt and Impossible.

Andre Phillip

Professional Kitesurfer

Dre has long been regarded as one of the pioneers of modern kiteboarding. Being the first of the early crop to bring a stylish flair to the sport along with a relentless attack on freestyle, rails, ramps.


Ayodele Murray

Born and raised in Barbados. I am Attorney-at-Law, certified in Anti-Money Laundering (CAMS) and an Accredited Director (CGIC Canada).

Kimberly Adams

Co-founder of Bridge Network

Kimberly Adams is the co-founder of Bridge Network, a cross-chain protocol focused on providing tools for users to move between blockchain ecosystems.

Lisa Andrews


Lisa Andrews is an Energised Introvert inspired by a future of perfect knowledge, having her own Jarvis and Ironman suit as well as being able to send Care Bear Stare focus to the world.

Anu Bhardwaj

Founder of SHEQONOMI

Founder of SHEQONOMI, the world's first suite of mobile apps on Android, iOS, KaiOS, and PragatiOS focused on women-led podcasts & NFT gallery built by women, powered by girls targeting the bottom billion.

Shahrooz Chowdhury

Cofounder & CEO of Liven

Shahrooz is the cofounder and CEO of Liven and previously CDO of restaurant of the year Guzman y Gomez & leading real estate app, Domain.

Ryan Evans

JVP of Business Development

Ryan has just joined the Team at Mighty Buildings (3D printing homes) as JVP of Business Development.

Robbi Firestone

NFT Artist & Creative Director

Robbi Firestone is an IRL, VR & NFT Artist, Strategy & Marketing.

Stephen Ford

Founder & Managing Director

I love living an active lifestyle, I get on the water paddling my kayak when possible, I love sailing, eating healthy and take care of myself as best I can so I can be a loving partner and an amazing dad.

Berta Casas Forga


I am a Psychologist and a third generation of educators specializing in Multiple Intelligences methodology.

Carolina Casas Forga

Co-founder of Sangha Capital

Co-founder of Sangha Capital, a tech for good venture capital firm alongside Bill Tai and my Berta Casas Forga.

Maryl Gladstone

Architect & Author

I am the Legacy Architect, building legacies that uplift and empower the world. I have a deep sense for connecting humans and facilitating seemingly opposing forces to collaborate and find the best solutions with the least resistance.

Boris Hirmas

Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist

Boris Hirmas Said is a Latin American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with over 30 years of experience in the region.

George Howard


George Howard (CIO), named one of America’s Greatest Disruptors in 2021 by Newsweek, is a Distinguished Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music.

Aaron Hunte

Founder & CEO

Aaron Hunte is the founder and CEO of RAMI Global Inc, a proprietary tokenization and crypto currency exchange for luxury real estate starting in Barbados

Katja Kempe

CEO & Founder Viveka

Katja Kempe is CEO of Viveka and passionate about human potential.

Ricky Lee

Kiteboarder & Investor

Fernando Moya


Entrepreneur, partner and founder in technology companies present in 20 LATAM countries. Senior Growth Hacker, UX.UI Designer. Angel investor. Currently co-founder and CEO of Ocular, building a connected future with video assistance.

Danilo Naranjo

entrepreneur and investor

Danilo Naranjo, entrepreneur and investor, is a Developer since the age of 13, worked at Microsoft at age 16, founder of a 13-year-old software development company Wingsoft.

Iliana Oris Valiente

F500 Corporate exec; web3 native; global citizen from birth; board member at top 25 global hospital; startup mentor/investor; digital nomad; published author and speaker

Joseph Perla

Community Builder

Joseph builds communities, online and in real life. He was early at Facebook, connecting people through the newsfeed. He built cooking communes in Victorian mansions in San Francisco. And now he is leveraging music to connect people’s rhythms to each other, live.

Jonathan Port

Sustainable Designer and Planner

Surfing the longest wave in the world or retrofitting corporate America to be green is how leading green entrepreneur Jonathan Port rolls through life.

Evan Rapoport

technologist and nature lover

Evan is a technologist and nature lover. He leads the Moonshots program for AI research at Google Brain, cofounded Tidal at Google X, was a Product Manager on Street View, and was the founding CEO of Oceankind.

Mark Ross

CEO of Acme Innovation

Mark Ross is a music, film, and concert producer, and a longtime entertainment business investor and entrepreneur with more than 35 years in the business of entertainment.

Eric Sanchez

VP of business development

Electrical Engineer turned startup founder. Bill Tai gave me the first check to launch my startup Revl, it was a wild ride and it's still thriving.

Anna Shishkina

Started a AI email assistant startup at the age of 19, won the world's largest Hackathons (over 80K participants), resulting into an acquisition by one of the largest European financial institution.

Slava Solonitsyn

CEO and Co-founder of Mighty Buildings

A tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and ESG expert with more than 17 years of experience. CEO and Co-founder of Mighty Buildings, a tech company that is revolutionizing the construction industry.

Sam Teicher

Co-Founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita

Sam Teicher is the Co-Founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita, a social enterprise that grows resilient corals in months instead of decades to restore dying reefs.

John Vavalo

Founder and CEO of Verabloom, Inc

Leader in the cannabis industry focused on innovation, scale, research and education

Laurie Wofford

Founder and CEO of MOSAIC

As an ocean conservationist, I live a sustainably vegan lifestyle and support all efforts to cultivate awareness as a mentor in sustainable lifestyles.

Grace Wong

Founder of Liven

Grace is a lawyer turned tech entrepreneur, a leader & voice in the Fintech & Blockchain spaces.

Leo Wurman Borax

CRO & Co-Founder

I have worked in different industries in charge of the creation and success of their ecommerce for 22 years, Banco de Chile, Falabella, Walmart, Mercedes Benz among others. I was director of Twitter for Chile. I studied Marketing and Creative Advertising and trained at the Hebrew Institute school in Chile. I have had 4 own companies and now dedicating 100% of my time to Ocular Solutions.

Special Thank You to our Sponsors


All Activities are onsite at O2 Beach Club Resort

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Arrival Day

5:00PM – 7:00PM
Welcome Cocktail Reception
BRISA Rooftop, O2 Beach Resort
Meet the Prime Minister
AMA with PM Mia Mottley and Bill Tai
Featuring Celebrity Singer Shontelle

Dinner at 7:00PM – 10:00PM – designated group dining TBA


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Morning Yoga with Lana Mikheeva 
on the Beach 

9:00AM – 10:00AM 
Elements Restaurant

10:00AM – 12:00PM
Introductions and Panel Discussions
ORO Restaurant

12:00PM – 4:00PM
Water sports (surfing, jet skis, + snorkel) and kiting on the Beach.
Featuring Andre Phillip as Athlete Ambassador
Lunch on the Beach
Kite instructors and gear available.
Beginning kite lessons offsite.

4:00PM – 6:30PM
Afternoon free-time and Networking

6:30PM – 10:00PM
Private Caribbean Beach Dinner
Fireside chats


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Morning Yoga with Lana Mikheeva 
on the Beach 

9:00AM – 10:00AM 
Elements Restaurant

10:00AM – 11:30AM 
Speakers and Panel Discussions
ORO Restaurant

Pick-up Time for Silvermoon 3
Guests will be shuttled to the dock for Catamaran Cruise

12:00PM – 4:00PM
Catamaran Cruise
Set sail for an island tour, sea turtles, snorkeling and coral reef observation.
Ocean Conservation presentations on the boat.

4:00PM – 7:00PM
Afternoon free-time and Networking

7:00PM -10:00PM
Closing Dinner 
ORO Restaurant 

10:00PM -12:00AM
After party on the Beach!


Friday, May 6, 2022

Breakfast - informal 
Departure Day