Eco-Challenge winner will take part in an accelerator program in South Korea

Washington D.C., June 9, 2015 - The Organization of American States and Kookmin University granted Tamara Prosper, TIC Americas alumni, a full-scholarship to participate in a 7-week Entrepreneurship Boot Camp in Seoul, South Korea, where she will have the opportunity to work with students and entrepreneurs throughout the world.

Tamara Prosper is a young entrepreneur from Grenada that has taken part in both the Caribbean Innovation Challenge and TIC Americas. In 2014, her business project, Tambran by Tamara, was recognized as the best environmental solution in the Caribbean for the Eco-Challenge 5.0 category. Tambran by Tamara utilizes the waste materials from companies to produce wearable, contemporary, unique, one-of-a-kind fashion accessories.

After coming back from Paraguay, Tamara has supported the Young Americas Business Trust Grenada by giving inspirational talks and workshops to young entrepreneurs in Grenada to see entrepreneurship as a means for their social and economic development.

The main goal of the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp program is to reunitemultidisciplinary participants from different backgrounds to develop a business idea in order to start a company. Kookmin University, the first private university after Korea’s independence and one of the leading private universities in the country, is deeply rooted in four founding principles: humanism, nationalism, culturalism, and industrialism. Kookmin University has grown into a fixture of the academia of Korea with 23,000 students enrolled, with a total of 15 various colleges and 15 postgraduate schools.