10 Selected for Business Incubation Clinic

KINGSTON – Following a 5-week competition and rigorous selection process, Accelerate Caribbean is excited to announce 10 business enablers from 7 islands in the Caribbean that will participate in its Business Incubation Clinic during 2015-2016.

Infodev’s Business Incubation Specialist, Sophia Muradyan, has expressed hearty congratulations to the selectees and thanks all who participated. “We received nearly 50 applications from all 14 CARICOM countries, from, among other areas, ICT and mobile technology, climate change (Green Tech), and sustainable development, but what was very encouraging is that several applications came from women-entrepreneur-focused incubators!” Muradyan said.

Using criteria such as an organization’s past experience and strategic vision, an expert panel shortlisted 18 enablers focused on high growth entrepreneurs. Following a comprehensive interview process, 10 were selected.

The 10 business enablers selected to participate in this training programme, 2015-2016, are:
– Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods, Barbados
– Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre, Jamaica
– Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI)’s Center for Enterprise Development, Trinidad
– Caribbean Mobile Innovation Programme, Jamaica
– GeoTechVision, Guyana
– Grenada Small Business Incubator, Grenada
– National Integrated Business Incubator System, Trinidad
– St. Vincent and The Grenadines National Center of Technological Innovation Inc, St Vincent & The Grenadines
– Startup Jamaica, Jamaica
– Telesur Multimedia Innovation Lab, Suriname

What is the Business Incubation Clinic?

Selected participants have been paired with an international business mentor, who will be their one-on-one coach throughout the 12-month program, which kicks off with 2-day Business Incubation Management training in Bridgetown, Barbados on June 8th, followed by an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development workshop.

A total of four such Business Incubation Management training sessions and workshops will take place across the region in 2015-2016 and are open to a broader audience of incubation practitioners.

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