New entrepreneurial technology programme launched in the Caribbean

By CTEP

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PRESS RELEASE – Do you have a startup and want to take it to the next level? Do you want to be mentored by business and tech experts? Then apply to Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP).

CTEP is a follow on initiative of the World Bank Group, with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), to the successful Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries (YEDAI) Project in Jamaica, which has proven to stimulate jobs and foreign exchange creation.

The World Bank Group and the CDB are now willing to replicate those efforts in the Member States of the OECS, Barbados and Haiti. Given high levels of unemployment and underemployment by youth in these markets, CTEP will place special emphasis on targeting youth in the programme.

CTEP caters to tech entrepreneurs from the Member States of the OECS, Barbados and Haiti at three key stages of their business cycle, that is, the Idea, Validation and Revenue stages.

The selected teams will participate in a three-month incubation programme, including capacity building workshops and mentorship support, in order to prepare them for a Regional Competition, where a panel of regional and international judges will choose the best Caribbean Startups.

The winners of their respective categories (Idea, Validation and Revenue Stage) will be provided with further support including an invitation to attend Digital Jam 4.0 in Jamaica, funding and access to regional and international acceleration programmes.

The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) has partnered with CTEP to make the programme a success across the region. The objective of the CCIC is to establish regional institutional capacity that will support Caribbean entrepreneurs and new ventures involved in developing locally-appropriate solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Register Now on http://ctep.tech. Application closes February 10th, 2017. For further information please email us via [email protected] Also: like us on Facebook (@CaribbeanTep), follow us on Twitter (@CaribbeanTep) and Instagram (@CaribbeanGeeks).

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