PRESS RELEASE – THE St Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture once again bring to St Lucia the “Get In The Ring” a premier Pitching Competition where entrepreneurs get a chance to battle on the global stage before hundreds of investors. Imagine yourself, standing in a boxing ring, battling in a pitching competition, head-to-head with other business competitors with your fans cheering and growing your investment potential.
This Competition is open to Start Ups with an innovative and scalable business idea, launched less than 8 years and who can pitch fluently in English. Start Ups in robotics, software engineering, agriculture or other sectors are welcomed to participate, however the preference is for Start Ups that are aiming to make a positive impact in this world.
Get in the Ring (GITR) is a yearly pitching selection event for the Global Startup Competition of the Get in the Ring Foundation which challenges you to show what you’ve got in an actual ring. In 2017, GITR St Lucia was a tremendous success with over 26 Start Ups registering for the event, with 6 advancing to the national finals. In the end, Mr. Patrick Eze of Eze Green Energy Company emerged winner and won an all-expense paid trip to Cascais, Portugal to participate in the International Battle.
Participating in Get in the Ring is not only about winning the competition, it’s also an extensive, exciting and educative process to perfect your pitch and receive feedback from experts. You also participate in one-on-one pre-matched speed consulting sessions with business leaders, financial consultants and investors and discover business opportunities. Subsequently, you will pitch for a spot on the main stage of the selection event before an experienced jury and advance to the final battle to compete for a ticket to the global finals where you will receive global exposure and contacts through a network in over a hundred countries.
GITR St Lucia 2019 will take place on Thursday March 28th 2018 and all interested participants, mentors, volunteers and sponsors should contact the Chamber at 4523165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On behalf of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Advisory Committee and The St Lucia Chamber Of Commerce, we take this opportunity to extend appreciation to the following for the technical and financial support of GITR 2018: German Savings Bank International Foundation St. Lucia, the Department of Commerce, Invest St. Lucia, 1st National Bank, CIBC/First Caribbean International Bank, Caribbean Cinemas, WLBL, Renwick & Company, Fineline Graphics, Calabash TV, Kerwin Peter, FLOW, Webster Joseph, Patrick Chester, PCD, Ring Master – Andre Fontenelle, GEW Partners, Volunteers and Adjudicators. (Chamber of Commerce)_