Dwayne Samuels

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Born (1989-06-06) June 6, 1989 (age 34)
Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica
Alma materDraper University
OccupationInternet entrepreneur
  • CEO
  • Co-founder

Dwayne Samuels (born 6 June 1989) is an internet entrepreneur from Mandeville, Jamaica. He is the CEO and co-founder of Samelogic, an agile feedback experimentation platform for product management. Samuels was the CEO and co-founder of the Microsoft funded startup Grikly, which at it’s peak, was the largest business networking mobile application in the Caribbean.[1]

Samuels is an alumnus of Silicon Valley based startup incubator Draper University [2] and Sir. Richard Branson's Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean.[3]


In 2018 Samuels was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) by the United Nations in the field of business and entrepreneurship. Also, also that year Entrepreneur (magazine) listed Samuels as one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in Latin America. In 2010 he was a member of Northern Caribbean University's team Xormis, which won the Microsoft Imagine Cup Interoperability Challenge. As a result of this, he was among the first recipients of the I Believe Award by the Governor General of Jamaica, which appoints young high achievers as youth ambassadors for social change.

The following year, Samuels was given the Prime Minister's of Jamaica Youth Award, the highest award for Jamaican Youth.

See also

  • Microsoft Imagine Cup

In the media


  1. Walters-Gregory, Sacha."NCU graduates produce electronic business card". 2013-08-19. The Gleaner.
  2. Bailey, Tamara. "Tech guru overwhelmed by Draper University opportunity". 2015-03-07. The Gleaner.
  3. Lewis, Madeleine. "Dwayne Samuels: Grik.ly for Windows Phones". B:Inspired Magazine.

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