A new partnership to recruit and nurture the next generation of talented mobile entrepreneurs in the Caribbean is being launched today in Jamaica by the World Bank Group, its global entrepreneurship program infoDev, and the University of the West Indies (UWI)
Vietnamese firms are invited to showcase their innovative, clean-tech solutions to combat climate change
Hanoi, Vietnam, May 12, 2014 - Vietnamese startups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in clean energy and climate technology sectors are invited to submit their business ideas in a contest organized by the soon-to-be launched Vietnam Climate Innovation Center.
For the fourth consecutive year, infoDev, a global entrepreneurship program in the World Bank Group shows its support by being a sponsor of PIVOT East 2014. infoDev supports growth-oriented entrepreneurs through creative and path-breaking venture enablers such as innovation hubs, incubation centers and other business accelerators.
A new group of enterprising Caribbean businesswomen is set to participate in the second round of the Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC) Grow your Business (GyB) Workshops. Scheduled for Antigua on April 1-3 and St. Lucia on April 8-10, the program is expected to further the growth of an enabling economic ecosystem for high-growth, sustainable businesses.
With access to finance topping the list as the greatest challenge for businesses, several entrepreneurs and business interests tuned into the Accelerate Caribbean webinar. Held by the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean on Wednesday, September 16, the webinar provided an opportunity for participants to learn about the prospects for crowdfunding in the Caribbean and how to use it successfully to grow their businesses.
DEMO Africa 2015, a two-day event in which thirty of the most innovative African companies will launch their new tech products before an audience of international investors, IT buyers, and media, will kick off in Lagos on September 24th.
CCIC Fetes 2014 Climate Entrepreneurship Winners; Ready To Launch New Competition for Green Projects
The World Bank’s Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) celebrated the accomplishments of four of its eleven Proof of Concept winners on September 16 at a reception in Kingston, Jamaica, hosted by the Scientific Research Council.
Andre Thomas is an entrepreneur from Trinidad and Tobago, who co-founded Radial, an internet music-streaming service designed for the Caribbean and the rest of the developing world. During his recent visit to Washington, DC, we interviewed Andre to learn more about his startup, and his plans for growing the business. Radial is one of the startups that participated in the investment readiness and investor engagement training, organized by infoDev/World Bank's Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean. Follow Andre on Twitter: @dre4713
Following a 5-week competition and rigorous selection process, Accelerate Caribbean is excited to announce ten business enablers from 7 islands in the Caribbean that will participate in its Business Incubation Clinic during 2015-2016.