A young Vincentian is among four young entrepreneurs from the OECS who have placed in the top three of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP), an initiative designed to help address unemployment in the Caribbean by leveraging opportunities in the Virtual Economy.

Kenna Questelles George of St. Vincent and the Grenadines placed third in the Validation Phase.

CTEP provides regionally relevant capacity-building workshops and critical mentorship support and is focused on stimulating the creation, and supporting the growth, of technology entrepreneurship in the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) 19 Borrowing Member Countries.

The virtual incubator and accelerator programme commenced its 1st cohort in January 2019, which saw selected entrepreneurs and teams competing for cash and business support prizes.

50 teams competed in the business ideation stage, 30 in the business validation stage and 10 in the business scale-up stage.

Among the nine overall winners, two 1st Place Winners and two 3rd Place Winners emerged from the OECS.

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