The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) are pleased to announce the 20 Finalists of the First Edition of the Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC).
At the CIC Finals, the following teams will compete for six awards in three categories: Economic, Social, and Environmental.
|Affordable Innovative and Profitable Restaurant||Haiti|
|Emerald Energy||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Grace Farm School||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Greenhouse Organic Technologies||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Hivesource||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Ibis Bath & Body||Barbados|
|LCP Industries||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Mr. Tallymans Sundried Bananas||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Nvironmental Paper Company||The Bahamas|
|Paradise Valley Water Park||Jamaica|
|Regional Connectionz||Saint Lucia|
|Saint Kitts Business Connections||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Shakad Designer Wear||Barbados|
|Tambran by Tamara||Grenada|
|Youth and Young Adults International Agency||Haiti|
*The teams are listed in alphabetical order
After a rigorous selection process involving 493 regional teams, the 20 finalists will showcase their projects at the Finals, Expo and Awards Ceremony to take place on April 25-26, 2013 at the Hilton Barbados, where the teams will be provided with international visibility and feedback from experts and the public, networking opportunities with potential clients and investors.
We thank all of the participants for their dedication, interest, and hard work in this 1st region-wide CIC competition. We are excited to see the development of innovative and creative projects and ideas in action and invite everyone to support the young entrepreneurs by attending the CIC Finals! Please RSVP by clicking here.
We also express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the judges, mentors and resource providers who dedicated their time and expertise to evaluate, provide feedback and encourage participants to successfully complete their projects. To our local sponsors and associates who supported the preparatory business training and provided in-country support, we look forward to your continued involvement and support in future CIC activities.
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