Fire breathers. Race cars. Roman goddesses. Video games. We had it all and then some, at F1RST’s official launch at Zen Nightclub this past Tuesday.

With some help from our corporate sponsors, we brought the app to life by transforming the multiple levels of Zen into a series of interactive stations that illustrated a few of the 18 categories you can search for on F1RST. We could go on and on about how awesome it was but here’s a recap in photos:

The Big News

Digicel COO, Sacha Thompson made the wonderful announcement that Digicel is now an official partner of F1RST.

Digicel COO, Sacha Thompson, made the official announcement of Digicel’s partnership with F1RST!

The Story

CEO, Eesa Mohammed (second from left) told the story about how the app came about as a result of vision, hard work and a lifelong friend with co-founders (L to R), Kiev Wilke, Kyle Maloney and Nicolas Maloney.

CEO, Eesa Mohammed (second from left) told the story of how the app came about as a result of a regional vision, global reach, hard work and a long-standing friendship among F1RST’s founders. The other founding members are (L to R), Kiev Wilke, Kyle Maloney and Nicolas Maloney.

The Experiences

With some help from our friends at Lonsdale Saatchi & Saatchi and our corporate sponsors, we managed to bring the app to life and completely transformed the multiple levels of Zen Nightclub with interactive stations illustrating just a few of the 18 categories you can search for on F1RST.

With some help from our corporate sponsors we managed to transform Zen into the F1RSTExperience through interactive stations illustrating just a few of the 18 categories you can search for on F1RST.

Upon arrival guests 'checked-in' at the F1RST Departure Lounge, sponsored Caribbean Airlines and received their passport to begin their journey through the various experiences.

Upon arrival, guests ‘checked-in’ at the F1RST Departure Lounge, sponsored by Caribbean Airlines and received their passport to begin their journey through the club’s multiple levels.

They sampled tasty gourmet treats from Chaud Cafe & Wine Bar.

They sampled tasty gourmet treats from Chaud Cafe & Wine Bar…

They got really excited playing with the Scalextric set in the Auto Zone sponsored by Mini.

And got really excited playing with the Scalextric set in the Auto Zone sponsored by MINI.

Digicel sponsored the Tech Zone where guests could check out the website and app via smartphones and touch screen sets.

Digicel sponsored the Tech Zone where guests could check out the website and app via smartphones and touch screen sets.

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Other experiences included Optometrist Today’s Sunglasses & Selfies station; Courts’ designated ‘Man Cave’; Stetcher’s health and beauty station and Fusion Iced Tea and Lucozade came on board to offer refreshing beverages throughout the course of the evening!

The Big Win

And just in case that wasn't enough, Caribbean Airlines offered a grand prize of two tickets to any CAL destination in the region. Here, CAL's Senior Marketing Manager, presents the tickets to the evening's lucky winner.

And just in case that wasn’t enough, Caribbean Airlines offered a grand prize of two tickets to any CAL destination in the region. Here, CAL’s Senior Marketing Manager, Alicia Cabrera, presents the tickets to the evening’s lucky winner.

Other prizes included a smartphone courtesy Digicel, two hampers from Stetcher’s and three sunglasses from Optometrist Today.

The Entertainment

The F1RST.com TT Launch

Event host, JW, served as the ideal MC, mixing useful facts about the app and comic relief to keep the audience engaged throughout the night.

While Swappi did his thing on stage to get everyone into the spirit of the Carnival season.

Digicel Ambassador, Swappi, delivered a mixed set of old- and new-school soca to get everyone into the spirit of the Carnival season.

The Photo Ops

Getting all our Directors in the same room doesn't happen very often, farless the same photo but we did it! (L to R) Yohance Maycock (Barbados), Kiev Wilkie, Eesa Mohammed, Nicolas Maloney, Kyle Maloney and Dwight Scott (Jamaica).

Getting all our Directors in the same room doesn’t happen very often, far less capturing them all in the same photo, but we did it! (L to R) Yohance Maycock (Barbados), Kiev Wilkie, Eesa Mohammed, Nicolas Maloney, Kyle Maloney and Dwight Scott (Jamaica).

The F1RST Ladies (L to R) Laura Reece, Sherilyn McLean, Sasha Anton, Aisha Sylvester, Shivani Ali.

The Ladies of F1RST and Novus Tech: (L to R) Laura Reece, Brand Strategist; Sherilyn McLean, Sales and Operations Coordinator; Sasha Anton, Operations Coordinator; Aisha Sylvester, Creative Content Specialist; and Shivani Ali, Programme Specialist.

From left, F1RST Product Marketing Lead, Kris Granger; Unilever Brand Manager, Rosana Hosang and F1RST Director and Co-Founder, Nicolas Maloney.

From left, F1RST Product Marketing Lead, Kris Granger; Unilever Brand Manager, Rosana Hosang and F1RST Director and Co-Founder, Nicolas Maloney.

It wouldn't be a photo op without a photo bomber or two...or three.

It wouldn’t be a photo op without a photo bomber or two…or three.

Daren Maynard and the ladies of F1RST.

Daren Maynard and the ladies of F1RST.

We’ve been talking about it for so long its hard to believe its come and gone but what a night it was! At the end of it all, we’re thrilled our¬†guests got to engage with a range of brands, win some great prizes and, most importantly, get a practical understanding of the app’s features and its relevance to their everyday lives.

Catch you at the next F1RST event!

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