The Future of Education: SmartTerm was selected and participated in YLAI 2018.

CANTO Press Release

Young entrepreneur Jayme Hoyte was selected as part of YLAI’s 2018 cohort in the United States to learn best practices and techniques to advance her organization. After returning home from the 5-week fellowship, a golden opportunity of now supplying their Education Management Platform to new markets in Ecuador emerged.


We are pleased to share with you the recent accomplishments of one of our past employee Jayme Hoyte. Jayme and the team at SmartTerm are making a tremendous impact in Education for the Caribbean Region.

Jayme is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of SmartTerm Limited, an Education Management Platform that is redefining the way we educate in developing countries. She was among the five entrepreneurs selected as part of the 2018 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.

Out of nearly 2,500 applications, 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were selected to participate in a five-week Fellows Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The program placed business and social entrepreneurs in small businesses, non-governmental organizations, and similar entities in 20 U.S. cities for hands-on training to develop their business or social venture plans, learn from their U.S. counterparts, and share best practices

The YLAI Professional Fellows Program began on September 20th in Detroit, Michigan and participants were then engaged in a four-week fellowship in cities throughout the U.S.  The program came to a close with a closing Summit in Washington, DC.

Jayme was placed in Kansas City and when asked about her experience she responded with the following; “It’s amazing to see how much growth and development has taken place in just five weeks.  I worked with an extraordinary woman by the name of Rebecca Dove who is the CEO of Pennez, a company that teaches students to read using Artificial Intelligence. I was able to learn and acquire skills in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, different strategies in Marketing an Education Management Platform and I was able to develop a strong investor pitch”.  

At the closing, forum participants were engaged in a number of workshops and even a pitch exhibit. “Out of 250 Participants who were selected to travel to the United States and who applied for the pitch competition, 30 participants were select for the Pitch Exhibit in which I was selected to pitch and exhibit SmartTerm”, Jayme Hoyte.

Entrepreneurs are drivers of economies and the YLAI platform has provided many entrepreneurs of the Caribbean and Latin America with opportunities to collaborate with each other thereby fostering economic growth and development for the region. As a result of YLAI new markets has opened-up for SmartTerm.  SmartTerm will be partnering with Michaelangelo Falconi, CEO of ARCIS, to provide schools in Ecuador with our Education Management Platform and other EdTech services to take schools from a manual way of operating and elevate them to a digital platform providing powerful analytics and insight into the learning experience.


Jayme has volunteered with the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development and the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO). She has a Master’s degree in Global Studies with a specialization in Economics and Foreign Aid and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations.  She currently serves as an Executive with PIEDATA and has the ability to consult on Technologies for Education and Innovation.


Our School and Learning Management Platform is robust and focuses on data first. We believe that in order to help develop the economies of developing countries we have to invest in education and youth. To do that we have to make data-driven decisions that will result in leaders and institutions implementing the right solutions. By using machine learning and artificial intelligence we intend on making useful suggestions to impact how we learn. SmartTerm believes in developing, sustaining, and innovation in developing countries, ultimately increasing the quality of life.


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