News & Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park Announces Second Cohort of Accelerate VI

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Research and Technology Park (RTPark) has selected eight startups to participate in Cohort 2 of its business accelerator and demo day. The program, originally slated to take place at RTPark’s new coworking space in downtown Christiansted has been converted to a virtual curriculum designed to offer mentorship, guidance, advisory support, access to capital and an assortment of startup perks for the budding enterprises.


Applications Now Open for Spring 2020 Cohort of Accelerate VI

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020

The University of the Virgin Island’s (UVI) Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced today that applications have now opened for the Spring 2020 cohort of Accelerate VI, a startup accelerator creating a tech-based ecosystem in the Virgin Islands for entrepreneurs to thrive and grow. The program seeks to attract companies within the Territory as well as ambitious entrepreneurs around the world.


PRESS RELEASE: UVI Music Program Receives Generous Donation

Published Thursday, November 14, 2019

The University of the Virgin Islands Music Program received a $30,000 donation from Intellectual Global Concepts USVI LLC during a formal check presentation in the Music Building, on the St. Thomas Campus, on Thursday Nov. 14. 


PRESS RELEASE: Xinuos Announces Relocation of its Operations to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Xinuos™, is pleased to confirm today its move to the U.S. Virgin Islands. The move, which occurred on May 21, 2019, is part of the company’s ambitious plans to build upon the legacy of its three proprietary operating systems, OpenServer 5, OpenServer 6 and UnixWare 7, to grow through significant investment in new products and services, and to optimize the ways in which it continues to serve and service its current global customer base....As part of its move, Xinuos is excited to announce formally that is has become a tenant of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (“RTPark”)


ACCELERATE VI, Territory’s First Tech Accelerator Program, Launches with 2019 Cohort of Eight Startups

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The University of Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (RTPark) is pleased to offer, ACCELERATE VI, a program targeted for local, high growth startup founders that will provide participating, early-stage companies tools to grow and scale in the U.S. Virgin Islands 


PRESS RELEASE: Cane Bay Partners Congratulates RTPark Efforts to Leverage Innovation for Economic Growth in USV

Published Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Research and Technology Park of the University of the Virgin Islands is leading the territory toward economic growth, technological advancement and innovation, and on Monday Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP congratulated them on their efforts while pledging its support.


In the News: RTPark Launches New Accelerator Program

Published Monday, September 9, 2019

Starting a business can be difficult, especially for first-time business owners. In an effort to encourage the growth of the technology industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, known as the RTPark, has initiated its first 12-week accelerator program geared towards start-up companies who may need support to help them grow.


UVI RTPark Expands Global Footprint Through Partnership with International Accelerator, Brinc

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced on Tuesday its cross-promotion partnership with Brinc, an internationally recognized technology accelerator program, in an effort to build a global network of support for RTPark clients to tap into and expose international tech firms to the benefits and opportunities available in the Territory.  The partnership with Brinc represents the RTPark’s first win to emerge from their East Asia trade mission this past March.


Client Testimonials

Our firm, The RainTree Group, came into the UVI RT Park program in 2018.  We didn't have much experience in the USVI and followed the advice of the wonderful RT Park staff and other RT Park tenants.  The application process was transparent and straightforward.   The simple concept of the Park is mutual benefit - your company gets some tax incentives that allows you to grow your business more quickly and the USVI and UVI gets additional tax base, employment opportunities, and scholarships for deserving students.  The business environment and life in the USVI is slower paces and less stressful as the mainland, and without question the biggest business hurdle is communications, so find an office location where you have investigated the broadband options. Come and join us, you won't regret it!

James Salter, VosCom dba The RainTree Group

There are many unique treasures to living here. I’ve discovered a passion for mountain biking. My children have learned to sail. With a small community, you get to know people quickly. We found they went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When considering the move, a top concern was the children’s education. We found a quality school our kids love, with a dedicated faculty. In fairness there is an adjustment period. You learn to navigate island life, master shipping logistics, get to know a new culture, and take in some of the most beautiful ocean views in the world.

David Thompson, Exigo

In January 2012 my business was underway as a Tech Park entity. It has been a wonderful seven years. The Tech Park has always been supportive, easy to do business with, and is making a positive impact on the islands. The Tech Park organization is professional and efficient. They have created a friendly business environment that has been a pleasure to work within and a great experience overall. I would encourage any eligible entity to consider joining us in the Tech Park.

Louise Stapleton, LNL Publishing

We have been part of the RT-Park program for almost three years now.  The application process was straight forward and we had plenty of dialogue and feedback prior to our approval.  My only regret is we didn’t do this sooner.  It is satisfying  knowing that we are partners with UVI and enabling the education of the next generation .  We also love living in the USVI.  People are warm and welcoming and the pace of life is amazing healthy.  Most days it feels like a working vacation.

Andy Hemmert, President , HRMT, LLC