March 8, 2023 – The Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurs Initiative (EC Greenpreneurs) is proud to announce the launch and recruitment of the third cohort of its incubator program aimed at supporting green entrepreneurs in the Eastern Caribbean region. I think Following the success of his first two cohorts in 2021 and 2022, the program will allow early-stage companies with environmentally and socially sustainable business models to grow and scale their businesses. Once again we aim to support the
Through this program, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, will provide 12 weeks of virtual training, mentorship, coaching and networking opportunities to green leaders in six OECS member countries. Serving entrepreneurs (including Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines). The selected individual and/or team will also have a chance to secure his US$10,000 seed funding through a business plan competition. This will allow us to showcase innovative solutions that tackle climate change while increasing the sustainability of the region, further developing its potential.
The Eastern Caribbean Greenplanner Program is funded by the Qatar Development Fund (QFFD) and is a fork of GGGI’s Global Greenplanner Program. This important regional program will foster the development of local green businesses, create inclusive green jobs, improve sustainability, and help the Eastern Caribbean countries contribute to global sustainable development (SDGs) and national climate action. It’s meant to bring you the added benefit of helping you reach your goals.
Dr. Kristin Deason, GGGI’s Regional Representative for the Caribbean, said: “The program has a proven track record of helping green startups overcome challenges, develop business models and increase their growth potential. I look forward to making an impact.”
In rounds 1 and 2 of the program, 36 teams benefited from weekly mentoring sessions, networking events, and virtual training webinars to scale and grow their ideas. So far, nine teams have been awarded US$10,000 each as seed grants to boost their progress after successfully completing the business plan competition. (bit.ly/ecgreenpreneurs (https://gggi.org/21-start-
“This program has helped our business really network and see what others in the Caribbean are doing. Offering authentic island experiences and eco-friendly products.” Lavern King of Grenadines Gold, a company, commented, “Made from sea moss ethically grown in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, participating in the second cohort of the incubator program (www. grenadinesgold.com (http://www.grenadinesgold.com)
The application period for the third cohort of the EC Greenpreneurs Incubator Program is now open and will close on April 9, 2023. Interested green entrepreneurs can apply online at bit.ly/ApplyECIncubator.
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