Two Grenadians have been named as part of thirteen winners in the Caribbean start-up summit competition.
Females dominated the winners’ circle, with the opportunity to boost their entrepreneurial skills.
Tambrand by Tamara’s founder and manager Tamara Prosper and Tahira Martin teacher, farmer and proprietor have been selected from Grenada to participate in the Caribbean StartUp Summit.
Entrepreneurs from the Eastern Caribbean will attend the start-up summit in Barbados, which is facilitated through the collaborative efforts of the United States Embassy and Ten Habitat.
The summit brings together a global team of startup experts, founders and resource providers to share their experience, inspire dreamers and empower entrepreneurs.
GBN caught up with Tamara Prosper who says she grabbed the opportunity to participate which allows her to further promote and develop her brand.
Prosper says she views the summit as one of major importance to expanding her brand internationally.
Tahira Martin, entrepreneur and teacher at the St Peter’s Roman Catholic School, tells GBN it was a gratifying feeling learning that she was one of only two Grenadians selected.
‘It was a thank you God kind of feeling’ she explains, as she was not very confident she would have been one of the finalists.
The winners of the competition get an all-expense paid trip to Barbados on May 24th and 25th to learn from international experts at the Caribbean StartUp Summit.
The Embassy’s involvement is part of the US government’s effort of promoting sustainable regional economic growth.