Ep. 004 Kirk-Anthony Hamilton: The Art and Science of Connection

The Transformation Blueprint 004 Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

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Kirk-Anthony Hamilton (@kirkanthony_jm) is a master architectural designer turned entrepreneur, investor and CEO of the Infiniti Partnership, a company formed based on his love for collaboration and turning ideas into reality. Through his company’s community driven approach, he has been able to create opportunities by connecting high net worth individuals to the transformative ideas and teams that need them.

In 2015 Kirk-Anthony was selected as 1 of 75 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs honoured by President Barack Obama as a part of his Global Entrepreneurship Initiative and has been featured in international news outlets like Forbes and The Huffington Post.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How to leverage your experiences in your current field to help you be a high performing entrepreneur;
  • How to create a brand around you starting from scratch;
  • A redefinition of the word Mentor and how to use that opportunity wisely;
  • The power and accountability of a long-term vision; and many, many more interesting topics.

CONNECT WITH KIRK-ANTHONY

Tech Beach Retreat: Tech Beach Retreat
Kirk’s Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: Kirk-Anthony Hamilton
Instagram: @kirkanthony_jm
Twitter: @kirkanthony_jm

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KIRK-ANTHONY’S BLUEPRINT

  • Kirk-Anthony’s current ventures, including Tech Beach Retreat and the Destination Experience
  • Kirk-Anthony’s journey from architect to entrepreneur
  • How learning to design out of the box architectural solutions helped build Kirk-Anthony’s innovation muscle
  • How architecture school honed Kirk-Anthony’s storytelling skills while building his confidence
  • The beginnings of the transition from architect to entrepreneur
  • How Kirk-Anthony’s interest in the value of influence led to his first venture into investment
  • Kirk-Anthony’s thoughts on mentors and how mentorship differs in the corporate vs entrepreneurial space
  • How Kirk-Anthony’s patience plays a key role in creating strategic partnerships
  • The importance of relationships and providing value to others
  • Kirk-Anthony’s vision for Jamaica and the Caribbean as a whole
  • Why you should stop hustling right now
  • Why you shouldn’t focus on what people can do for you and how sharing his vision led to a great opportunity for Kirk-Anthony
  • How storytelling creates an advantage
  • What success means to Kirk-Anthony
  • How to move from scarcity to abundance
  • Bootstrapping versus getting funding
  • Why it’s important to think about the strategic value of a mentorship relationship
  • How Kirk-Anthony gets his day started
  • All about Tech Beach Retreat 2017
  • The types of people that make up Kirk-Anthony’s inner circle

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

  • Tech Beach Retreat, which brings together an energetic global community of tech entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and influencers and is designed to drive a paradigm shift in the economic outlook of the Caribbean by creating a gateway for commerce and innovation via accelerated networks granting high-level market access resulting in partnerships and investment.
  • The Destination Experience, which has been featured in global publications such as Forbes and celebrated by President Barack Obama, is designed to uplift the image of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean as an attractive investment and luxury destination.
  • Kirk-Anthony’s Mentors:
    • David Panton – investor and founder of multiple private equity firms, investment banker and former Senator in the Upper House of Parliament in Jamaica
    • Stephen Facey – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PanJam Investment Limited
    • Brian George – Former president and Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Ventures Limited
    • Paul Ahlstrom – Managing Director and Co-founder of Alta Ventures and the Alta Innovation Institute
  • The Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, launched by President of the United States Barack Obama

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