YABT and BanReservas announce TIC Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, November 21st, 2016 – The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), presented the XII Edition of the Talent and Innovation Competence of the Americas (TIC Americas) and announced the TIC Dominican Republic award. The announcement was made by Mr. Luis Viguria, Chief Executive Officer of YABT during his participation in the Global Entrepreneurship Week activities in Santo Domingo.

The launch of TIC Dominican Republic took place in the Convention Center of the Ministry Foreign Affairs of Dominican Republic. The presentation had the participation of representatives of the Dominican entrepreneur ecosystem, international and government authorities, and other relevant actors such as private representatives and young entrepreneurs.

“TIC Americas promotes and awards the young entrepreneurial talent at an international level which develops innovative solutions that allow the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The principal objective is that young participants validate their business ideas, implement their business plans and scale their ventures. The participants join the YABT network, which gives them access to new international opportunities of training, fund searching, markets and visibility,” said Luis Viguria, CEO of YABT, at the launching ceremony. TIC Dominican Republic will serve as a support platform for the Cree BanReservas Program.

Young people between 18 and 34 years old with a business idea or a startup are welcomed to apply in the Startup-Challenge and Eco-Challenge categories. Registration is open until January 15th, 2017. The general rules and conditions of TIC Americas are available at www.ticamericas.net/reglas.php.

A multidisciplinary committee will evaluate the registered projects between March and April. The best projects will be announced on April 15thof 2017.

One member of each selected team will get a complete grant to participate at the TIC Americas Finals, which will take place in June 2017 in Mexico within the framework of the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States.

For more information visit www.ticamericas.net

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