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Third Cohort of Green Entrepreneurs Programme Announced


The Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Incubator Programme is proud to announce the selection of its third cohort, comprising 43 promising green entrepreneurs from across the Eastern Caribbean region. This prestigious programme aims to nurture and empower environmentally conscious innovators who are dedicated to creating a sustainable and inclusive environment through their business models.

The Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Incubator Programme was launched in 2021 and is a collaborative initiative of The Global Green Growth Institute and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and funded by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). The programme is a free, carefully curated training and mentoring programme designed to support green entrepreneurs in building robust and sustainable business models and give them the skills, tools, and confidence to set them up for success. It features a 12-week virtual green business training based on the lean start-up methodology, a mentorship programme, 1-on-1 coaching, and networking opportunities culminating in a Business Plan Competition where up to 10 businesses can qualify for grants of US $10,000.

Applications from 120 businesses applied were received for the programme, however only 24 were selected after a rigorous screening, evaluation, and selection process. The selection criteria sought to identify startups with a green focus, strong entrepreneurial mindset, high growth potential and a level of inclusivity among other considerations.

“We are thrilled to introduce the talented businesses who make up the third cohort of the Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Incubator Programme,” said Dr. Kristin Deason, Caribbean Representative, GGGI. “These green entrepreneurs have demonstrated exceptional creativity, passion, and dedication to driving positive change in our region. We are confident that they will play a significant role in shaping a greener and more sustainable future.”

Congratulations to the following entrepreneurs selected for the third cohort:

Juana McKenzie-Joseph, Antigua and Barbuda, rEvive Solutions Solves the problem of improper disposal and accumulation of electronic waste which can lead to environmental and health hazards.

Enrique Williams, Antigua and Barbuda, The MimMushroom Farm provides gourmet and medicinal mushrooms as a sustainable environmentally beneficial food source, awareness, and education on the multiple benefits of mushroom cultivation.

June M Jackson, Antigua and Barbuda GAPP – Garden of Vetiver Garden of Vetiver develops the use of Vetiver grass and establishes the business as the local Centre for the research, cultivation and product development of the vetiver grass.

Collin Brown, Antigua and Barbuda RAE.nrg RAE.nrg provides services related to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Shelly-Ann Meade, Dominica, Little Zion is an agro-tourism business which operates a unique tourist attraction site and a waterfall. They will regenerate an organic farm which will provide raw materials for unique guided tours and a farm-to-table culinary experience. They will also provide eco-friendly accommodation based on modern sustainable design techniques and utilize solar- and hydro-based power sources to create a completely off-grid system.

Judy Pierre, Dominica, Nature’s Finest Products manufactures premium quality all-natural oils, soap, creams and other cosmetic products. A healthy cosmetic alternative made from all locally grown ingredients which promote a healthy body outlook and enhances individuals’ natural appearances.

Kervin Vidal, Dominica, Vidal’s Enterprise aims to manufacture natural, organic products free from additives to persons looking for healthier products for a healthier lifestyle

Ryan Gittens, Grenada, Spice Isle Solar is a solar design and installation business in Grenada and the Caribbean aims to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy solutions to solve the problem of rising electricity prices and over-reliance on fossil fuels.

Damali Phillip, Grenada, Just Juice promotes and supports healthy living and lifestyles across all age categories, with a circular business model that supports sustainable farming practices and unadulterated, fresh-everyday products for persons on the go.

Jamal Mitchell, Grenada, Nature’s Immunity wants to provide consistent bottled honey to the consumer market.

Rasheda Mason, Grenada, GoodLife is an eco-friendly business dedicated to helping backyard vegetable gardeners and home agro-processors turn their passion into profits by empowering and creating opportunities for them to produce and sell their goods.

Hayden Redhead, Grenada, Home Grown Goodness produces a variety of healthy, nutrition-dense, delicious foods that is grown sustainably and with little to no waste on production or consumption.

Kimberly Francis, Grenada, K&L Products and Services’ aim is to create cleaning products that will be safe for humans and the environment. where we use local spices and herbs as ingredients to create products that effetely do the same as other brands of cleaning products.

Krisma Moore, Grenada, Mother Earth’s Goodness seeks to support unemployed and underemployed women by setting up a hydroponics system using solar energy and rain catchments. Working as a group to supply the market, making innovative changes, and operating with a zero-waste policy. By adding value to potential waste products eg. tomato paste, and animal feed pellets.

Corey La Touche, Grenada,  Chai Garden will be providing food security for communities, schools, medical facilities, and the nation as a whole. By modern technological advancement in agriculture, aquaculture and agro-processing, the aim is to have the ability to expand a healthy and organic home-grown sustainable lifestyle for the people of my country.

Jeune Guishard-Pine, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Kitts Beekeeper’s Co-Operative. The SKBC group promotes increasing the local honeybee population in order to enhance the production of local raw honey and products from hives, and develop apitourism as a rural tourism product to achieve and sustain these goals we need to increase capacity in three principal ways: reaching out to females, youngsters and the wider community in order to engage them with beekeeping.

Eurta Chiverton, St. Kitts & Nevis, Kittitian Bloom provides an array of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables as well as cut flowers using ecological and sustainable farming practices which contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and pesticides.

Rhonda St Hill – Blanchard, Saint Lucia,  Regal Farms’ mission is to provide high-quality, nutritional, and chemical-free vegetables and meat for consumption whilst assisting to reduce Saint Lucia’s food import bill. They envision an agriculture enterprise that embraces innovation, technology, and best practices to maximize efficiency and foster a sustainable future.

Johana Moise, Saint Lucia Crown Farms LTD Crown Farms LTD plans to offer locally grown fresh organic mushrooms and microgreens to the people. While taking care of the environment by using waste products such as coconut husk, sawdust, and plastic to achieve this.

Bernice Gaspard, Saint Lucia, Gaspard Agro & Processing farm provides quality organic crops all year round to keep a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Shena Nathaniel, Saint Lucia, XENN focuses on well-being and provides a range of products like scented candles, upcycled denim tote/handbags that they believe will assist in combating pollution.

Shane Compton, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, SVG Microgreens will provide the highest quality, most nutritious and best tasting fresh microgreens, microgreens supplements, microgreens blends and powders to the island of St. Vincent and regional markets while striving to grow more food with fewer resources and forming an open and welcoming environment to foster the next generation of farmers.

Mykala Bacchus, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Glam Skincare provides holistic healing and has various recycling options.

Julieanna Noel, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Black Orchid SVG  offering a natural, plant-based alternative to skin and hair care.

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