Three from SVG in Cohort Three of Green Entrepreneurs Programme
July 25, 2023
Three from SVG in Cohort Three of Green Entrepreneurs Programme

Three green entrepreneurs from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) are among 24 who were selected as part of the third cohort comprising 43 promising green entrepreneurs (Greenpreneurs) from across the Eastern Caribbean region.

The Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Incubator Programme announced in a release this week that it had made the selection of promising green entrepreneurs after a rigorous evaluation. The programme aims to nurture and empower environmentally conscious innovators who are dedicated to creating a sustainable and inclusive environment through their business models, the release states.

Applications from 120 businesses were received for the programme, however only 24 were selected after a rigorous screening, evaluation, and selection process, the release adds. 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.”

The Eastern Caribbean Greenpreneurs Incubator Programme was launched in 2021 and is a collaborative initiative of The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. It is 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, one-on-one coaching and networking opportunities culminating in a business plan competition where up to 10 businesses can qualify for grants of US$10,000.

The following are the Greenpreneurs that were selected:

Name Country Business
Juana McKenzie-Joseph Antigua and Barbuda rEvive Solutions
Enrique Williams Antigua and Barbuda Mim Mushroom Farm
June M Jackson Antigua and Barbuda GAPP – Garden of Vetiver
Collin Brown Antigua and Barbuda RAE.nrg
Shelly-Ann Meade Dominica Little Zion
Judy Pierre Dominica Nature’s Finest Products
Kervin Vidal Dominica K. Vidal’s Enterprise
Ryan Gittens Grenada Spice Isle Solar
Damali Phillip Grenada Just Juice
Jamal Mitchell Grenada Nature’s Immunity
Rasheda Mason Grenada GoodLife
Hayden Redhead Grenada Home Grown Goodness
Kimberly Francis Grenada K & L Products and Services
Krisma Moore Grenada Mother Earth’s Goodness
Corey La Touche Grenada Chai Garden
Jeune Guishard-Pine St. Kitts & Nevis St Kitts Beekeeper’s Co-Operative
Eurta Chiverton St. Kitts & Nevis Kittitian Bloom
Rhonda St Hill – Blanchard Saint Lucia Regal Farms
Johana Moise Saint Lucia Crown Farms LTD
Bernice Gaspard Saint Lucia Gaspard Agro & Processing Farm
Shena Nathaniel Saint Lucia XENN
Shane Compton St. Vincent & the Grenadines SVG Microgreens
Mykala Bacchus St. Vincent & the Grenadines Glam Skincare
Julieanna Noel St. Vincent & the Grenadines Black Orchid SVG