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$300.00 minimum investment

Bein Carib

Finds everything Caribbean related.

Small OPO
Elmhurst, IL
Technology
Accepting International Investment

Welcome to Bein Carib

Bein' Carib Inc

BEIN' CARIB INC. is an app and website that allows users to find products that are affiliated with the Caribbean, within locations in the United States of America. "Bein' Carib is Caribbean"... If you think of it, we provide it. If it's not available on our sites, we ask you to send an email to the admin, and we then will provide the information to you. It's our mantle to locate products for you, a one-stop-shop directory. 


In 2018 on Thanksgiving, our family, which is a mixed race, American Caucasian and Jamaican American, wanted to provide a mixture of food preparation, Jamaican and American food. Our challenge was locating a store that would provide all the Caribbean ingredients we would need to prepare this meal. Luckily, I had developed a functional app that would do just that. We were able to find a location nearest to us with the items we needed to prepare our food. 


How did the Idea come about? In 2017 I was sitting at home when some of my friends from Jamaica decided they would surprise me at home. It was a Sunday, and in my home country everyone knows that you prepare a Sunday dinner for the family. I think they were hoping that I would have already made Sunday dinner, but this day was not the case. One of my friends asked me why dinner wasn't done and when would I start making it? I politely said, "I don't know where to find the ingredients, and where I would get them is 35 miles away from my location. For me, traveling 35 miles on a Sunday is out of the picture". 


So, we decided that we would see if our local markets carry any of the ingredients we needed nearby. My friends and I got in the car and drove to few grocery stores in the area, but none of these stores had what we needed. We decided to look for apps from the play store and the app store on our Android and iOS devices, but there were no apps that we could download that would find these products. We grew more frustrated by the minute and decided we would head home and order pizza. During our frustration it came to me, why don't I create an app that would help us Caribbean immigrants find Caribbean products? I started a small research campaign to see if there was an app for this type of problem, to see if there were sites available to provide me with the products I needed and there was none. Knowing that there was no application for this type of problem I decided to take up the mantle, thus the idea grew into a reality. 


Bein' Carib Inc

Founder & CEO Andrew Anderson

The Offering

Investment
$6 per share of Common Stock│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $5.2M


Investment Bonuses & Perks*

$500- All investors who invest $500 or more will receive 5% bonus shares

$1,000- All investors who invest $1,000 or more will receive 10% bonus shares

$2,500- All investors who invest $2,500 or more will receive 15% bonus shares

$5,000- All investors who invest $5,000 or more will receive 20% bonus shares 

$10,000- All investors who invest $10,000 or more will receive 20% bonus shares and free advertisement for a year on the app 



10% Bonus Shares


All investors who invest $1,000 or more will receive 10% bonus shares

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5% Bonus Shares


All investors who invest $500 or more will receive 5% bonus shares

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15% Bonus Shares


All investors who invest $2,500 or more will receive 15% bonus shares

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20% Bonus Shares


All investors who invest $5,000 or more will receive 20% bonus shares

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20% Bonus Shares and Ads


All investors who invest $10,000 or more will receive 20% bonus shares and free advertisement for a year on the app

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*All perks occur after the offering is completed.



- ABOUT US -

BEIN' CARIB is not just a generic app; it's a unique niche that focuses on user interfaces. People need to know where to locate Caribbean products or other related topics to Caribbean culture. This app, while focused on a niche, covers numerous broad categories to provide a fully embodied interaction.   


Some Caribbean products are difficult  to find. This is why BEIN' CARIB has taken up the mantle of locating stores that may carry a handful of products you may need and other services.  This app seeks to cater to the direct need of its consumer.  If we are unable to locate a specific product the app is designed to give you information on where to find the nearest Caribbean stores. One of the problems  Caribbean people face in a different country is not having the ability to find products that have been with us since we were children. This app shows you a list of Caribbean stores that essentially carry these products. BEIN' CARIB is everything Caribbean; you name it we find it for you.  But it also is there to service the tourist who is interested in travel to one of the 31 Caribbean countries and to continue their Caribbean experiences once they return.


Our commitment is to solve most of your locating needs. BEIN' CARIB is the answer to your question. BEIN' CARIB is Caribbean. Let us carry the weight on our shoulders to find that product  or service for you. - A Restaurant- A Store - Country Information - Events - Food - Nightlife - Caribbean Communities / Festivities - and many more!


Development Stage

BEIN' CARIB is Caribbean 

Invest in Bein' Carib Inc

"Bein Carib is currently in the developmental stage where some of the features are functional. The current search engine is working well with few data inputs. The main landing page is operational and is able to navigate  to different categorical icon pages. The restaurant landing page is still being developed. The food landing page is functional and is currently being expanded, which is a working prototype. There are five icons displayed at the bottom of the app currently, which are functional. The images displayed are functional landing pages which are already in existence for the first phase model. Above are pictures showcasing active functionality of the app. 


As a Caribbean immigrant living in the United States, I find it so hard to find products that I would normally easily find in the Caribbean. This is why I've decided to create a tangible product that can help ease the process of locating Caribbean items and services and that provides a platform for Caribbean people to find community. The Bein' Carib app helps to make it easy for users to find things near their location without taking the long journey. Caribbean products are truly hard to find, and we decided to take on this project to provide data for our users and to promote Caribbean culture.


I am not only excited about this app. I am also happy to know that users are able to use a product that will make their lives easier.  


Anyone can create an app these days, but not everyone can create a genuine user relationship. This App allows users to build a community of people with the same common interests. Building a community with this sort of medium separates us from the rest. 


This is why you should invest in our company. 


  • There is no other app with this type of data information.
  • The app is a niche product, and there is none like it. 
  • The app without maximum investment capital is able to make a significant amount of money with less overhead expenses.  
  • The Product solves a problem that will allow users to use the app constantly and see continued growth.

"BEIN' CARIB IS CARIBBEAN  AND OUR APP  ALLOWS USERS AN EASIER PATH IN ALLOCATING THAT PRODUCT THEY NEED OR DESIRE" 

Our Accomplishments

IDEA IMAGINATION  


To create a successful mobile application, the first thing we kept in mind was:

  • To identify problems which can be resolved by the app
  • To describe the features of the app
  • To generate a translation application for UI
  • To provide  individualizing news content for each of the 31 countries

The App in its current stage will provide customers just that. We are so proud to see our idea come to life. If you dream it, then you can achieve it. 

BEIN' CARIB marketing plan is to focus on building relationships through:

  • Businesses (Restaurant, Stores, Retails, etc.)
  • Special events.
  • Web-based domains, where our business highlights goods and services
  • Sales team 
  • Consulate and embassy
  • Farmers interface services 
  • Social media platforms
  • Expo and conferences 
  • Caribbean social organizations
  • Caribbean Chambers of Commerce and diaspora
  • Caribbean American Societies 
  • Institute of Caribbean 
  • Caribbean American Students Associations
  • Caribbean entities
  • Email campaign with attached presentation announcing the app and benefits
  • Reaching out on Caribbean social networks
  • Announcing on Caribbean social media sites 
  • Reaching out to a select group of IG users with over 50,000 followers to advertise the app
  • Caribbean recipes groups on Facebook

Utilizing social media with existing and well-established Caribbean organizations, our goal is to target 600,000 to 1,000,000 people in a consolidated timeframe. In addition to this, we are planning an e-mail campaign to over 5,000 business which have been identified as Caribbean centric and which have e-mail addresses on file with our data team. We believe the key to success is the timing of the client base volume in conjunction with the business base volume in order maximize the visibility of the app.  After the initial launch we will have a sales team reaching out to businesses that did not have an e-mail address on file but listed other direct contact options.

Our Products

  • Application Target Users

This application is developed keeping in mind the target users, having a clear vision regarding the target group, and to enhance the success ratio of the app. Within the app we have developed, a community where users are able to meet others throughout the nation. Users will be able to upload  images, videos and blog about their experiences, Travels. Destination, Restaurants they've been to, upload videos of how they made that special meal, ask how to prepare a meal, share family recipes and invite other friends from different social media. The app is intended to be very interactive for users and clients.  


News Media interaction available to users who wouldn't normally get news feed of Caribbean information readily available to them. 

Some of the users who are from Caribbean countries are not able to get live feeds of their immediate country of birth. This App gives them direct information about that particular country they are interested in. 


  • Mobile Platforms and Devices to be Supported

Mobile platform and devices were selected, keeping in mind hardware performance, back to life, ruggedness and required peripheral, certain factors that needs to be considered when selecting mobile platforms, our devices include coverage device support performance and other features. App is configured with the latest device technology a software versions. App will cover multiple platforms as Android and iOS. 


  • Revenue model

The app market is booming. To ensure this resource and generate revenue, we partnered with app developers to ensure we have selected an appropriate approach. There are different modules of generating revenue from mobile applications which includes a separate app, web-based advertisement, subscriptions and pay-per-download. 


Multiple techniques have been employed to generate revenue. BEIN' CARIB has essentially implemented an attractive user and client interface for a revenue built-in scheme. Users are able to buy directly from the application, and clients are able spend money on critical aspects of the application. At this point, it is imperative to balance expenses, which we have to set aside for its development. However, marketing and eventual release of the app will require more capital from crowdfunding and private investors. 


  • Design the App

The app's design is a significant factor and responsible in the app's early success. Our design efforts will concentrate on the UI, multi-touch gestures for touch-enabled devices, and consider platform design standards as well. Our initial UI focus will be on mobile US web-based platforms. See below to check out a sneak peek of the present design state of Bein' Carib.

PROTOTYPE

How Our Products Are Different From the Rest

BEIN' CARIB stands apart from other apps in the breadth of information that it provides.  Designed to be a "one-stop-shop" app, it has appeal to people of Caribbean descent, people who plan travel to the Caribbean, or people who've an interest in Caribbean culture. From food, to travel information, to special events and a community board, no other app offers the wide range of features that is found on BEIN' CARIB. 


There are a variety of uses for the app. If you are planning to travel to the Caribbean there is information regarding each country, such as weather, attractions, currency, and required documentation. There is a listing of embassies and consulates in the USA for each country. 


Once you return for the Caribbean you talk to friends about your experience and the richness of the food. So you return to BEIN' CARIB to find a local restaurant to take your friends to. Even better, you want to invite them over for dinner. To find a recipe you come to BEIN' CARIB. You need to get the spices to make the meal and want to know where to go, you rely on BEIN' CARIB.


You are a person of Caribbean origin and want to know where to find a Carnivale festival within driving distance, you can find that on BEIN' CARIB. Maybe you are looking for Caribbean band performing nearby -- well even that is found on BEIN' CARIB. So, as you see from the above real-life scenarios there is only one app that can offer solutions for all of those scenarios, and that is BEIN' CARIB. 

The unique benefit to BEIN' CARIB is the breadth of information that is found within and appeal to a wide range of information. Our goal was to develop an app that provides a platform for people who have a unique affinity for all things Caribbean. It's the foundation of our name and tag line: quite simply. "BEIN' CARIB Is Caribbean". From A (Aruba) to Z (zip codes) you can find information in BEIN' CARIB.  Once people become familiar with the features of the site, they only need to open the app on their mobile phone to find what they need. If a person is looking for a specific product, the app is the one place to find it. Need jerk seasoning for a chicken dinner you're cooking?  With BEIN' CARIB, you can find a store nearby for the purchase!

The cool feature is the search engine. We have personal experience with this feature from the prototype. While out of town for a family Thanksgiving, we wanted to make Jamaican jerk chicken in addition to the turkey. But not familiar with the area or types of stores, we entered a request in the search engine and found a market 2.8 miles from our host's home. They listed jerk seasoning and plantain. We quickly got in the car and in 15 minutes had our purchase in the bag and were headed home. Another real example from the prototype was our annual Spring Training Baseball trip with family and friends. Not familiar with the Phoenix area, we used our current location and found two restaurants. Within 15 minutes and with links to the web sites, we easily knew which was the best option to host a dinner for 12.

The simplicity of the user interface and the breadth of categories is an awesome tech feature. Our big challenge was how to offer such a wide range of features, such as restaurants, countries, stores, events and community in a way that is easy to navigate and use.  Attractive graphics are a compliment to a search engine that makes the site easy to navigate.  The user-friendly nature of the app is the best tech feature. Our developers kept the Caribbean theme in all the development work, as is evident on the map feature, which instead of palm-tree push pins for locations. The tech is not radical, but it is nice to have a consistency in the product presentation. The app also allows the upload of pictures and videos in the community forum, which increases personalization and engagement.

The killer feature is the Community section, which links people together and gets them personally engaged in the app. This section creates an "ownership" role for people who download the app, and a social media tool for users.  For people from Aruba, they can link and share stories and experiences. For tourists, it allows a platform for sharing experiences and insights which can aid others. The Community section also hosts conversations among the diaspora, allowing members to share personal stories, videos, pictures and news from their home country. This serves an important role in helping to keep people connected.  In Community, users can link stories from media, family and friends, again aiding in the warmth of connectedness. Through this, users see a personal connection to the app, and when people feel connected to an app, they use it more often.  

Our Market and Industry

The primary industry is mobile apps, linking businesses and customers.  However, the BEIN' CARIB app goes beyond that and offers insights into travel, diaspora and social media. The market is restaurants, stores, products, events and travel information. There are apps that provide one specific aspect or another, but there is not an app that provides all of the aspects of BEIN' CARIB in one place.  The timing for such an app is ideal, as more and more people rely on mobile apps to source purchases. There are a variety of potential markets that are key to the unique nature of this particular app.  The Caribbean diaspora, which is estimated to be over 4 million people based on 2016 data, is one. The annual tourism market in the Caribbean, which exceeded 30 million in 2018. is another. There are also over 24,000 restaurants and retail businesses in the United States with a Caribbean theme or products. The app also is unique in encouraging social media engagement with a community section that encourages loyalty through personalization. At our initial launch, we are anticipating only a certain, smaller percentage of participation and funds raised will be used to support a sales staff that will reach out to businesses that have not had an identifiable e-mail address and will need personal contact.

                 

Things You Should Know About BEIN' CARIB Current and Future Forecast.


  • BEIN' CARIB INC was founded in 2017 to help people find a considerable amount of local businesses that carry Caribbean products.
  • BEIN' CARIB's target yearly trend shows an average around 10 million unique prospects who may visit BEIN' CARIB via the BEIN' CARIB app. 20 million prospects hypothetically may visit BEIN' CARIB through the mobile web over five years' time through marketing. 
  • BEIN' CARIB will have written reviews by users.
  • In addition to reviews, you can use BEIN' CARIB to find events, news listed by Caribbean news, links, and to talk with other Caribbean community members
  • Every business owner (or manager) can setup a free account to post photos and messages to their customers.
  • BEIN' CARIB INC makes money by selling ads to local businesses.
  • Paying advertisers can never change or re-order their reviews.
  • You can access BEIN' CARIB via iPhone, Android, and through other platforms.

In this section, we will focus solely on the population figure presented earlier in this presentation. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we looked at the total estimated population of Caribbean immigrants in the USA. These studies range from data published between 2014-2016. We also looked at the buying power of these individuals based on employment and those who purchase health insurance.  


While these values certainly pose a compelling business case, we want to highlight that we did not include other potential target demographics that can add significant value to the business case.  Since Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are US territories, persons with this heritage are not included in immigration census data. Based on 2017 data from Wikipedia, there are over 5.5 million people in the US who were born in Puerto Rico.  This does not reflect the large influx of people from Puerto Rico and the USVI who came after Hurricane Maria in 2017.  It also does not include data on second- and third-generation people of Caribbean descent, who would have an interest in such products and services.  The demographic studies also do not include thousands of non-Caribbean persons who are married or in relationship to Caribbean persons.


This is to show the figures presented are conservative in nature, as there are extremely large demographic pockets that can add significant value to the financial success of the app and are not reflected in the data presented. We believe the business case has enough validity outside the inclusion of this group and which is more difficult to quantify.


Based on the demographic data presented, we are focusing with our marketing team on the top-10 markets, plus our home base of Chicago. That will enable a compelling launch to the app for businesses in those regions and for residents and visitors in those areas. Once we establish a foothold in key markets, we will continue to expand to businesses across the United States.

What Makes Our Team Special

Our team is dedicated to the success of this app. We come to this dedication with different backgrounds and talents. CEO Andrew Anderson is a native of Jamaica.  The birth of the idea was in Andrew's desire to find products and services from his culture after he moved to the Chicago area. From spices for cooking, restaurants and cultural events, he was struggling to easily find the things he needed to keep his culture close. So Andrew, who had started a successful event management business in Jamaica, put his entrepreneurial mind in gear to find a solution that would resonate with hundreds of thousands of people.

 

Idea planted firmly in mind, he turned to partner and CMO James Davidovich, who has a 34 year career with United Airlines. James has been in the Loyalty Marketing division of United Airlines for over 20 years and has led visionary customer-centric enhancements to the frequent flyer industry. James has worked with and for the Star Alliance group of 28 airlines as a leader in the frequent-flyer operations space. He has been a leader in the development of interline upgrades, real-time retro credit of miles, and multiple carrier award travel.  


Andrew and James are a team, and they believe strongly in the values of a strong work ethic. They have collaborated on multiple small projects and have found that they can combine business and friendship. They hold the same values that are helping to build this product. Both believe strongly in the value of quality communication, with each other, with employees, vendors, investors and customers.

Invest in Our Company Today!

Americans today are turning to apps for convenience, and efficiency.  Apps provide specific information quickly and easily.  They are an essential part of the daily routine for millions of Americans.  We believe this investment opportunity is attractive for conservative investors who like safe options.


Given the most conservative estimates in developing our business case, we see the potential for significant revenue generation in just four years.  CMO James Davidovich, who is nearing retirement in his 34 year career with United Airlines, is ultra conservative in investment strategy, preferring the safer road, yet feels good about these estimates.


Annual income is based on growth in business clients, increases in fees based on value returned, and added features and benefits that will be developed over the next few years. However, we have used a fair business forecast overseen by a CPA.


So regardless of how you view investment presentations, we see opportunity for potential investors and look forward to partnering with you, our investors to help create the win-win-win solutions that BEIN' CARIB offers.  Users benefit in finding a one-stop-shop for a wide range of Caribbean themed products and experiences. And it offers a win for our employees and investors.


   Welcome to our team!

Offering Summary


Company

:

Bein Carib Inc.

Corporate Address

:

121 S Kenmore Ave, Elmhurst, IL Elmhurst

Offering Minimum

:

$9,996.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,998.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$300.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,666

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

178,333

Price per Share

:

$6.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$4,200,000.00











*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Investment Bonuses below

Investment Bonuses and Perks*

$500- All investors who invest $500 receive 5% bonus shares

$1,000- All investors who invest $1,000 receive 10% bonus shares

$2,500- All investors who invest $2,500 receive 15% bonus shares

$5,000- All investors who invest $5,000 receive 20% bonus shares 

$10,000- All investors who invest $10,000 receive 20% bonus shares and free advertising on the app for one year. 

*All Perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Bein Carib Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who invested $1,000 or more in that StartEngine Reg A offering will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of this offering’s launch date. This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $6 / share, you will receive 110 Common Stock shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $600. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors received their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative; Vendor payments; Inter company debt or back payments

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A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

We've passed the minimum 25% mark in investments!

2 months ago

Thank you all for taking the time to invest with us today, I sincerely appreciate the time you spent reviewing our campaign goals and recommending strategies for achieving them. Your advice was very helpful and gave us a new perspective on available opportunities.

I appreciate your offers in reaching our goals. 

Again, thank you all so much for your support. I greatly appreciate the offers you all provided our company with. 


Kindest regards

Andrew Anderson CEO
Bein Carib Inc.  

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