2 Jamaicans Advance in Carib Entrepreneurship Challenge
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two Jamaicans have advanced to the next round of the Caribbean Call to Action Entrepreneurs Challenge.
They are Janice McLeod, who presented Agro Central –which allows businesses and farmers to connect via web and SMS, and Shamoy Hajare, whose Jamaica School for Social Entrepreneurship hopes to develop hydroponic sites to help employ young people and reduce the country’s import bill.
The two were among 12 young Caribbean entrepreneurs selected after 24 presented their ideas on May 3 as the three-day Caribbean Young Leaders Entrepreneurship Boot Camp came to a close.
The other finalists moving forward in the challenge, which is an initiative of the Global Leadership Coalition (GLC), A Million for A Billion (1M1B), and the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods (CoESL) are: Devin Odlum of Antigua & Barbuda; Joshua Forte and Nikele Davis of Barbados; Jenell Pierre of Guyana; Willan Mark of Grenada; Magaran Joseph of St Lucia; Vincent Polak of Suriname; and Josanne Arnold, Vijay Dialsingh and Korice Nancis of Trinidad and Tobago.