About Me

Hi, I’m Valrie and my main business is GeoTechVision which began in 2008 in Kingston , Jamaica . Today, the company is an award winning company having received numerous, national regional and international awards. I also lead several other companies including the Marlie Technology Park Ltd. which is my latest venture.
I believe in living a great story and I try to live my best live every single day! Family, spirituality and a healthy lifestyle are priorities in my life. Technology and Entrepreneurship are my passion. The passion for entrepreneurship feeds my desire to contribute to a culture of entrepreneurship and to do all I can to assist entrepreneurs as they build high growth, vibrant, sustainable businesses that will contribute to the growth and development of our economy. I have a vision of innovative entrepreneurship that focuses on new methods, ideas and business models that challenges the status quo and solves big local, regional and global problems, thus creating economic and social value.
I got started in GIS purely by accident but I have loved every bit of it and have spent close to 20 years in the geospatial industry. I like to keep busy and so am very involved in the geospatial industry and the world of entrepreneurship.

Expertise

Valrie is a certified GIS professional with close to 20 years of experience in Geospatial Sciences and over 10 years’ experience as an entrepreneur.

Persistence
99%
Passion
90%
Patience
75%

Awards

  • The 2020 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge Award
2020 - 2021
2018 - 2019
  • SBB, Guyana Chairperson’s Special Award (2019)
  • The Leadercast Kingston/ JCC Leader worth following award
  • ROSA distinguished Alumni Award
2017 - 2018
2015-2016
  • The Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
  • TIC Trailblazer Award, 2015
  • The GCCI Young Business Executive Award (2016).
  • Business Excellence Forum (BEF) 2014 Female Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.
2013 - 2014
2012 - 2013
  • The Jamaica GIS Entrepreneur Award
  • The URISA Caribbean Chapter Leadership Award
  • The prestigious National Commercial Bank’s “Women in Business” Award
  • for 2013 in Jamaica.
  • University of West Indies (UWI) Première Leadership Award (2000)
2003 - 2004

Education

Dip. In Entrepreneurship - 2016
  • Heart Trust NTA- Vocational Training Development Institute
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, UK
MSc. GIS and Environment - 2006
PGDip. In GIS - 2003-2005
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, UK
  • University of the West Indies, Mona ,Jamaica
BSc. Geology - 1997-2001
Pre-University Programme - 1996
  • Montego Bay Community College
  • Rusea’s High School
High School Diploma (CXC & GCE subjects) - 1990-1995

My Initiatives

  • Help children in underserved
    communities to keep up with their lessons online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Every donation helps a child in need.

Orator

Valrie is a dynamic and experienced facilitator, trainer and Conference Speaker

With her wealth of experience in public speaking Valrie often speaks at national, regional and international events. To request Valrie Grant for speaking engagements or workshops email:info@valriegrant.com or call: (876) 634-6813. or (305) 749-5237
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Inspirational Quotes

  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”

    Nelson Mandela
    Activist
  • I’ve had quite the the journey as an entrepreneur but I have enjoyed every minute of it- challenges and all. My determination is simply to live a great story!

    Valrie Grant
    Woman Entrepreneur
  • “If you really believe in it… do it, don't be a afraid”

    Valrie Grant
    Woman Entrepreneur

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