Washington D.C. April 15, 2016—The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) are pleased to announce that the finalists of the Caribbean Innovation Competition 2016 are:
The Caribbean Innovation Competition 2015-2016, is a regional support programme and startup accelerator for CARICOM nationals seeking to take their Entrepreneurial Initiatives to the Market. The CIC is open to aspiring business owners as part of the Caribbean Regional Entrepreneurial Asset Commercialization Hub (REACH*) Programme. The competition award projects are in two Categories: Creative Industries and Technology Commercialization.
The CIC finalist teams will move to the next round of competition. They now have one month to prepare their presentations to compete live at the CIC Finals, Expo and Awards Ceremony in June, 2016. Winners will receive an award package that includes: $5,000 USD seed capital, access to investors and resources, follow up services and the unique opportunity to be part of the Leadership Links Network, a platform for young entrepreneurs to be part of global and high levels events receiving wide international visibility.
*REACH, the Caribbean Regional Entrepreneurial Asset Commercialization Hub, is an IDB funded regional technical cooperation project being executed by the University of the West Indies. REACH is aimed at building the commercialization capabilities of competitively selected Caribbean entrepreneurs and firms. The project will provide institutional capacity building, training, and mentorship in three main thematic areas: (i) technology commercialization (ii) creative industries intellectual asset management and (iii) product branding value capturing. Congratulations!
Learn more: http://reachcompetition.net/