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TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from Editor

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CCIC Milestones Interview with Carlinton Burrell – PM CCIC

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Journey to Sustainablity

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6 Tips for Green Entrepreneurs

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Caribbean Greentech Start-up Bootcamp Island Takeover

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2 Green Startups on the RISE

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10 Ideas for GreenTech Innovation in the Caribbean

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10 Lessons to Get Your Green Business Going

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9 Ways to Green Your Business & Save Money

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Introducing Our Hubs

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Meet The Team

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Three years ago The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) was launched with a single mindset focused on applying the powers of innovation and entrepreneurship towards attacking what we consider to be the defining issue of our times: climate change. There is a global movement taking place – a movement around entrepreneurship and the promise it holds for the future At

the

Caribbean

We live and

Climate Innovation Center. breathe

entrepreneurship

and actively advocate action to address climate change by and

training

not only providing support but

who has a role to play in

also encouraging everyone our ecosystem to bolster high-

growth start-ups and the business environment in which they operate.As we are looking to celebrate CCIC’s 3rd anniversary, this e-zine is dedicated to the global movement. CCIC seeks to highlight our Green Innovators and partners playing their role in building a new blueprint for tomorrow. In working to expand our model in the Caribbean, these and other stories reflect our efforts to develop and strengthen the region’s GreenTech ecosystem. Our offerings include access to business support services, access to our green network, markets,


and other resources to allow more entrepreneurs the ability to propel themselves into ‘Orbit.’ As always, by telling the stories of our entrepreneurs, we aim to exhibit the incredible potential that exists and lessons to be learned about entrepreneurship and green businesses in the region. To help ensure the growing level of support remains unhindered, we will work tirelessly to help high-potential entrepreneurs and startups weather the challenges to become investment-ready and deployment-ready. Some of the companies we work with will evolve into vibrant, standalone businesses, some will achieve meaningful “exits” and some, unfortunately, will not succeed. Although our overall mission is to enable startups entry into global markets while making a clean safer tomorrow, the more immediate gauge of our success will reside in the eyes and actions of the entrepreneurs and, specifically, their answers to two questions: Was the CCIC an indispensable resource to my company’s success? Were CCIC’s services and support so valuable that I am willing to “pay it forward” to help support other emerging GreenTech entrepreneurs and startups? If the answers to these questions are a resounding “Yes!” and we see our founders “paving it forward” then the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center can be confident that it is doing its part to mitigate and adapt to climate change through innovation and entrepreneurship. Team CCIC

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INTERVIEW WITH CARLINTON BURRELL

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Q. What inspired you to apply for the position of Project Manager at the CCIC? A. I believed it was time for me to make a change and then I realized this

My goal is to leave a

footprint and legacy in each Caricom Country.

change was not just about a change that I would make personally but a positive change and impact I could have on the environment, the climate and its ecosystem. I was inspired by a Chinese quote that speaks about going beyond the unknown and the conquering of a quest, but the quote that really inspired me is the one that says, “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”.

Q. What was your previous role before you joined the CCIC? A. I was a Regional Program/Project Director/Manager at Huawei Technologies.

Q. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?

the fostering and development of World Leading GreenTech Organization being developed right here in the Caribbean that will be the gold standard for Green Businesses and a benchmark for thousands of companies across the world.

Q. Do you have any advice for aspiring GreenTech Innovators? A. Back when I used to compete in a very prestigious educational program in Jamaica, my motto was “Winning isn’t everything . . . It’s the ONLY thing” so to these GreenTech Innovators; I will say to them that their motto should be “Success isn’t everything . . . It should be the ONLY thing.” They should never give up no matter the circumstances or situations. For what it is worth it should only make them stronger. So if one thing does not work, there are still 1001 things that have not been tried as yet.

A. My goal is to leave a footprint and a legacy in each Caricom Country in the Caribbean. I am looking towards

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The Journey to Sustainability u p dat e

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A Passion for Poo s u s anne

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With a stunningly simple yet brilliant idea; Suzanne Thomas and her husband Victor Alexander run Pinnacle Farm. They devised a plan that they would build an invention that could transform animal poo into dollars and save the environment. In Trinidad and Tobago, the pork industry produces more than 35,000 metric tons of animal waste every year. Many farms are ill-equipped to handle the waste, which impacts local water quality and levels of methane in the atmosphere, and heightens the risk of spreading disease. After testing their idea for producing sustainable biofuel from pig manure, they are using funding from the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) to build a more efficient bio-digester using a repurposed 40-foot freight container. This 400-pig farm in Fyzabad, South Trinidad is slated for spectacular growth and is an example of the enormous potential for raw material available to Pinnace. This cooperation with Pinnacle will eventually take up the current manure run-off which has contaminated local river ways in the past. A new biodigester, which will sit at the farm, will also help provide cheaper energy for the pig-rearing operation. GREEN IMPACT MAGA ZINE

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Solar Savings robert

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In August 2014, Robert Wright received a Proof of Concept grant from the World Bank Group’s Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) and Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) to develop his Pedro Banks Renewable Energy Hub which provides renewable energy for a remote fishing village in Jamaica. Two years later, he sold over 500 units of his solar lamp and phone charging device to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat to support disaster relief efforts in Dominica, an eastern Caribbean island ravaged by Tropical Storm Erika.

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With St. Kitts & Nevis not well known in the way of commercial recycling, trained engineer and a major promoter of green living advocate Donny Bristol sought out to generate revenue from recycling the plastic, glass, and cardboard that is widely ignored for metal recyclables. Coupled with his knowledge of his family-owned solid waste business, he decided to fight back, by repurposing vegetable cooking oil and motor oils, shredding polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles, corrugated cardboard, and PVC; smelting old furniture into metal ingots and crushing/cleaning glass, all for export.

His Recyclables Expansion and Commercialization Project gave birth to Admirals 2008 Ltd. whose mission is to enhance the value, handling and presentation of the commodities, increase safety and adhere to international exportation standards. He is currently working on establishing public recycling locations and technology to remove dirt and other non-essential material from the recyclables for better health, safety and collection efficiencies.


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Harlo Mayne, self-taught Jamaican innovator, and entrepreneur is the Founder and CEO of Maynex. Harlo’s invention the H2-Flex Hydrogen Hybrid Kit which converts water, aluminum, and lye into hydrogen gas for the transportation industry. With its ability to turn water into 100% pure hydrogen gas on demand without the use of electricity allows it to work in tandem with internal combustion engines to improve fuel efficiency considerably. Since being the top winner of CCIC�s proof of concept Competition, Harlo has patented his Maynex H2 Flex in the U.S and has created considerable interest globally ever since.

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Greening with Briquettes

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Briquettes are a slow burning, high energy, eco-friendly fuel source made from organic vegetable matter, paper and waste from the processing of CASTOR OIL. Briquettes are a simple, efficient fuel, which burns efficiently and does not harm live trees.They can easily replace charcoal as an economic fuel source for all income levels.

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Join the Revolution:

The next industrial revolution needs innovators, business talent and scientists with the right skills to improve the environment and preserve our planet for future generations. Entrepreneurs have a reputation for challenging the status quo — and that is precisely what is needed in this game. Climate change is not a run-of-the-mill issue, and innovators are not run-ofthe-mill people.We are facing a challenge at a scale that we have never seen before, and it will take some wide14

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thinking, bona fide brilliance to solve it. Fortunately, the opportunities are plentiful.

1. Try any idea. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

2. Test you market. Is it nice to have or need to have? One you have settled on your idea, it is now time to


test its plausibility to bring it to life. Is this something that customers need or want? Can you make a profit from it?

3. Your business model is everything. ‘Your business model will guide you moving your business forward. Your business model should include the problem that your company will be addressing, the solution, your unique selling point, target market, cost structure and

revenue stream. Learn to build your canvas on bigideacanvas.com.

4. Clarify your channels. – Consider how you will start the conversation. Is it blogging, PR, sampling, social media ads, advocacy or tradeshows, that will help you optimally position your company and mission? The only way to find out is through trial and error. Let data help you make informed decisions & proceed to GREEN IMPACT MAGA ZINE

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iterate on a regular basis. If you are just starting out, spend approximately 30% of your time creating your content and the rest of the time testing and iterating.

5. Embrace Social Media. Focus most of your time acquiring and maintaining your clients. With so many people on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media tools, it is important to use these channels as another avenue to interact with and attract new customers.

6. Failure is an option and its okay! If you start with one idea and it fails, don’t fret.You will learn from experience, hone your skills and apply it to a

Behind every successful person, there’s a lot of unsuccessful years. next business opportunity that’s more scalable for success.You have to be persistent. Good luck, I hope you join the revolution!

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Mr. Vincent Derrick, owner, VAD Ltd. is the most mature applicant to date. His mission was to raise funds to promote his natural fertilizers Grand Dad liquid fertilizer which is a by-product of Verme compost. He also creates a new approach system to agriculture, using recycled material and reducing the quantities of water needed when you use the Verme compost material.


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I ’m always thinking of ways to use my skills to make products that improve people’s lives, - Yekini Wallen-Bryan.

Winners of the CCIC’s first GreenTech Startup bootcamp in Jamaica; Preelabs Limited was formed around the vision of making people’s lives easier through software and automated systems innovations. One of the core areas of research and development at Preelabs are devices that help to maximize energy efficiency. The primary product currently under development is their Preelabs PowerPree GREEN IMPACT MAGA ZINE

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- A device tailored to optimize our behavioral patterns to help customers both monitor and control their electrical appliances. The product can also help safeguard homes from intruders, using Wi-Fi and the built-in motion sensor technology. “But even users without Wi-Fi can control the device up to a certain distance from their property”- Yekini Wallen Bryan. The device also incorporates a motion sensor technology to support the user’s home security. The idea came from Founder Yekini Wallen-Bryan an aspiring robotics engineer who’s passionate about entrepreneurship.

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EcoCarib is an Energy Savings and Service company out of Saint Lucia which specializes in solar energy and green building technologies. EcoCarib was brought into the marketplace to help solve the Caribbean’s problem of high energy costs and to empower the people of the region to take full control of their energy needs by using renewable technologies. “We design, finance, install and maintain your chosen solar technology to get you saving money from Day 1!” Eco Carib a past CGSB startup winner and CCIC Accelerator Company is a recent winner of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme.

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1 0 I d e a s f o r G r e e nTe c h Innovation in the Caribbean


With the rise of Startups aimed at solving the world’s greatest environmental problems worldwide with active support from consumers and investors, it can still be difficult to know exactly where to start when it comes to launching an eco-friendly business along with the challenges posed by the inherent “triple bottom line” – the line measuring the company’s economic value and degree of social and environmental responsibility – most founders are driven by passion and the commitment to rise above challenges. Well we are here to help; check out these ecofriendly business ideas trending in the green niche right now

2. Green app developer Want to help others help themselves go green? Build an app. From reference guides to activity trackers and games, green-app developers can create apps to help users learn more about going green and guide them toward achieving their sustainable lifestyle goals. Your app can cover green living as a whole or focus on niche areas — such as energy conservation; recycling and upcycling; eco-friendly products, and green living — at home or work. It can be as simple as an app listing local green businesses, or something complex and interactive that users can enjoy on a day-to-day basis.You can also build educational apps to teach children about going green and help them grow up to be environmentally conscious citizens.

3. Green Building Materials 1. Sustainable construction materials You might not think of construction as being very sustainable, but some companies are now providing recycled materials for use in projects like infrastructure repair; such as recycled plastic from consumer and industrial purposes, rather than non-sustainable materials like steel and concrete.

There are plenty of homeowners seeking ways to make their homes more sustainable. With this need, there is an opportunity for the creation of a business to supply owners with green building materials like solar powered shingles and efficient insulation.

4. Upcycling Furniture Furniture is a product that uses many materials.


However, you can reduce that impact as a furniture seller by utilizing older pieces and recycling other materials in the production process.

5. Solar refrigeration system You could also start selling refrigerators that run on solar power. This would be received with open arms by hotels, bars, and fast food outlets

6. Geothermal Power Geothermal power makes use of heat from the earth as a source of energy. With the high cost of electricity, the development of and hardware for this collection and usage of this alternative source of energy would be beneficial. 7. Micronutrient Manufacturing – Folier and Soil Application Micronutrient has an immense potential in agriculture business. Having a strong distribution strategy, one can start this manufacturing business with substantial capital investment. 8. Botanical Pesticide Production The botanical pesticide is one of

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the most profitable agriculture business ideas. It is an essential and mandatory product for organic farming. The demand for this product is increasing highly.

9. Water Conservation product Creating sustainable engineered products that intelligently conserve water is a necessity for the Caribbean which suffers from long periods of drought.This is done by incorporating interactive processes in the product development and enhancement. For example, using an inverted canopy looking structure to provide potable water by capturing rainwater during the rainy seasons and solar energy during the rest of the year.

10. Leak Monitoring System Despite all the water wasted inside the home – dripping taps, inefficient toilets, and showers – utility companies acknowledge that as much as a third is lost to leaks before it even arrives. The development of software that pinpoints leaks and relays data back to an owner or utility company.


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Whatever you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Is it your career ambition to start your own green business for profit, non-profit enterprise? Well, Join the club, my friends. Among recent college graduates and late-bloomer career-changers, “starting my own business” is high on the list of preferred careers. And why not?

Lesson One: Get started. If you have got an idea you believe in and a desire to try the entrepreneurial adventure, there’s eventually only one way to find out if it is going to work. You have to try it. Every great business starts with an idea. It is said there are only two reasons to start your enterprise: because you have got a new idea, or because you have got a unique twist on an existing idea. Since most of us are not bringing something revolutionary into the world, I am guessing your enterprise is going to be in the second category.

So, what is that unique twist? Is your product just going to be better? Cheaper? New to the territory? Multifunctional? Targeted to a different audience?

Lesson Two: Don’t get defensive with your ideas You might think your idea is the best one but be open to comments and feedback.

Lesson Three: Find your niche market Instead of focusing on say, recycling, narrow it down and concentrate on recycling industrial scrap, your product will essentially be the same, but you will have a clear audience and easier marketability.

Lesson Four: What’s in it for us? Ask yourself, why do I want to start a business? If your answers form a list of personal, psychological, and financial benefits that rebound exclusively to yourself, think again. People do not buy a service, support

a cause, or invest in the business to help you get the life you want. From day one, your focus should be on what customer pain am I addressing and how are consumers going to be better off by using my product/ service. These benefits at one point or another need to be validated with credible information from prospective customers, clients, members, or donors; It is best practices to verify the credibility of your benefits through research to generate such data or utilize the example of others within the same area. Other times, the only way to find out if people want something is to begin to offer it and measure the results. Either way, the measure of your success will come from whether others feel you are serving their needs.

Lesson Five: Why you? Well, sure, you are brilliant and fabulously good looking, but

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what do you bring to this business? Many entrepreneurs state their passion as their greatest asset. What they lack in skill, experience, knowledge, contacts, money, and credentials they more than makeup for in desire to succeed and the ability to learn quickly. Moreover, you know what? That is sometimes enough. So congratulate yourself for having one of the things you need to get started. Now, get to work on the rest of that list. Because the first time you sell yourself to a client, they are going to want a compelling case for selecting you, and passion alone won’t cut it.

Lesson Six: Build a rockstar team You might start a business to follow your passion to develop a great idea that you just have to come to realize. However, as your business grows, you will inevitably find yourself doing less and less of whatever it was you started out doing. Here in comes your team. Only a great team will execute your vision in a world class manner. Don’t be blind when forming your team, find out what fires them up, what are their dreams and passion, ask the following question “If you had all the money in the world, what would make you rich?”. Listen to your gut and remember attitude always wins over skill. 36

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No matter how much you know or how much you prepare, failure is inevitable. Lesson Seven: Have that pitch deck ready Anyone that has ever wanted to be an entrepreneur has been instructed to have a business plan and more recently pitch deck. Like your business card you should always have your pitch deck ready for a potential investor. Your deck should outline the company Vision, and value proposition,The problem, target market, and opportunity, the solution, revenue model, traction and validation/ roadmap and marketing and sales strategy and provides information about you and your team. Does this mean that every great new enterprise started with a great business plan? Definitely not, as many success business owners would state they have never had a business plan and are doing just fine.

Lesson Eight: Seek Mentorship People who start new enterprises learn quickly that they are always in way over their heads in one way or another. All entrepreneurs make a lot of mistakes. Mentorship, whether with the aid of specific or successful entrepreneurs, in their own right, is key for thriving business owners to build rapport and seek advice in operating their new business. One of the surest ways to run your new venture into the ground is to pretend (especially to yourself) that you always know everything.

Lesson Nine: Listen Don’t respond to people you are pitching to with disdain or sarcasm even if they say something crude. The people who do, tend not to get deals. How you act in a pitch will shape what potential partners think it would be like to work with you. In fact, maybe they are pushing you just to see how you will react under pressure.

Lesson Ten: It might fail -- and that’s okay. So, you may be thinking “great I do not need one.” Sorry, Steve; you do. If your startup is worth launching, it is worth planning. Moreover, the tried-and-true structure of the standard, take-it-to-the-banker pitch deck is a disciplined and efficient way to plan.

Lesson Eight: Measure success by the “triple bottom line.” It’s oh-so-easy to lecture other business and nonprofit leaders on the need to achieve high standards of environmental quality, social justice, and economic security. And we should be setting the bar high for all entrepreneurs. Ah, but now you must walk the proverbial talk in front of others, even (or especially) when thirdquarter revenues are looking bleak.

Enterprises go out of business every day. They may have started with great promise and high hopes, but somewhere along the line, they died. No matter how much you know or how much you prepare, failure is inevitable.Your business may become successful overall, but there will be individual strategies and campaigns that crash and burn, and ideas that fizzle out entirely. Facing failure with the realization that it is, in some contexts, unavoidable, makes it easier to accept. 30% of your time creating your content and the rest of the time testing and iterating.

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You probably already think you should be a more environmentally friendly business…However, it sounds expensive, right? Contrary to belief, it is a sound investment for a number of reasons. Consumers are flocking to safe, non-toxic, green products. People are becoming more conscious of their choices and are willing to invest more in a product or business to participate in this movement to protect their families and themselves. The good news is that starting a green program does not have to cost a fortune for a small business. Try these ten simple steps to kick off your sustainability program.

People are becoming more conscious of their choices.

1. Make green thinking a part of your company culture. Start by engaging your staff in your new vision. Create efficiency goals and make it fun and inclusive by celebrating successes. How can you measure your savings? How can your green program enhance your community or better serve your customers? Get ideas and input from your GREEN IMPACT MAGA ZINE

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employees, and they will embrace your vision.

2. Change out lighting Swapping to LED lighting is a worthy investment. LEDs use far less energy and do not contain mercury and other toxic gasses used in incandescent and fluorescent lights. They are pricey upfront but will last about five times longer than other bulbs.

3. Replace outdated appliances with their greener counterparts Although installing solar energy panels green your office, you do not have to change everything at once for your business to go green. When an appliance or piece of equipment in your office needs replacing, replace it with an energy-efficient option. For example, appliances that carry the Energy Star rating can reduce your business use of water and electricity, which is ultimately better for the environment and your utility bills.

4. Eliminate plastic bottles In the Caribbean, 32 million tons of plastic waste is produced each year regionally. Sure, some of this plastic is recycled but why add to the environmental burden? Install a water filtration system in the office. Not only will the water be fresh and clean but you will save time and money by avoiding the packaged water habit.


5. Conserve human energy

8. Plant Trees

Consider that healthy, energetic employees will be more creative and productive. Help to keep your team healthy by creating a safe, non-toxic environment. Serve sustainable brain food at meetings: nuts, organic fruits and vegetables, and even dark chocolate. They all play a role in maintaining mental acuity.

Make your office green with plants! Tree planting aids the green movement in an excellent way. They help reduce the carbon (CO2) levels in our environment by absorbing them and releasing the muchneeded oxygen. They absorb airborne pollutants (which are rampant with offgassing office furniture) and emit healthy negative ions and oxygen into the air. Having some green plants in the office also reduces that “sterile” look, making it more comfortable for everybody.

6. Switch off unused appliances This can reduce the energy used by 25 percent; turning off the computers at the end of the day can save an additional 50 percent. Encourage employees to ensure machines that are not being used is turned off until needed. Other than making your company eco-friendly and saving you so much money on energy, it also protects your business from electrical faults and accidents.

7. Recycle Not only can you find ways to recycle products in your company, but you can also buy office supplies and products made from recycled products.You can install bins in the office break room so cans, office paper, newspapers and other recyclable items you use in daily business operations and connect with a recycling company to discard waste rather than having it wind up at the dump.

Try planting some trees or plants around the office. If you want to take it one step further, start a tree planting project in your community. You do not have to be an expert gardener; you can quickly learn to plant from the various tree-planting guides online.

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Our regional partners in promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship among MSMEs

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda Investment Authority Tel: 1 (268) 481-1000

Bahamas

St. Kitts & Nevis

Quintessence Consulting Inc. Tel: 1 (869) 660-0535/ 762-4568

St. Lucia

Business Builders Global Tel: 1 (242) 356- 0646

St.Lucia Coalition of Services Inc. Tel: 1 (758) 452-7864

Barbados

Suriname

Caribbean Center of Excellence For Sustainable Livelihoods Tel: 1 (246) 622-1345/1344

Guguplex Technologies SAC Tel: 1 (597) 521-630

Belize

Institute of Sustainable Livelihood Leadership & Exchange Governing Trustee, Tel: 1 (501) 610- 4353

Dominica

National Development Foundation of Dominica Telephone: 1 (767) 448-3240

Grenada

Dynamic Youths of Grenada Tel: 1 (473) 418-5114

Guyana

Institute of Private Enterprise Dev. Ltd. Tel 1 (592) 225-8949

Montserrat

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Carlinton Burrell Project Manager

What does CCIC mean to you: Changing the world an island at a time

Favorite Quote/ Saying: The world is your stage Favorite 80s movie: Medal of Honour What’s your favorite part of the job? Helping companies to scale and watching their growth and development.

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MEET THE Ricardo Gaynor ICT Specialist

How is your experience interning at CCIC? CCIC gave me the platform to showcase my talent in the field of Computing and Information Technology on several ICT based projects with my first being CTEP. Working on the CTEP project was one to remember, it teaches me a lot when it comes on to formatting documents and working towards tight deadlines. Apart from the work experience here at CCIC I also got the chance to earn enough money to fund part of my upcoming academic year 2017/2018 at UTech. Favorite Quote/ Saying: If you cannot make it good, at least make it look good. “ -Bill Gates Favorite 80s Song: Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders – by Garnet Silk

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Travis Bartley Business Support Officer

What does CCIC mean to you? An opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself, something regional, something global, something that will improve lives. Favorite Quote/ Saying: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Favorite Movie: One of my favorite films is “Guess Who is Coming to Dinner. As a movie enthusiast, I enjoy memorizing famous one liners and monologues. What’s your favorite part of the job? My favorite part of my job is interacting with the different entrepreneurs, seeing the light in their eyes as they speak about their ideas passionately. I make myself completely available to the entrepreneurs who I personal assist, conversing with them throughout the day, even at nights. This gives me a sense of fulfillment when I see them progress to the next step.


TEAM Cashyaka McDonald Marketing Officer

What does CCIC mean to you: Encouraging Entrepreneurs to think further and face each challenge presented as an opportunity Favorite Quote/ Saying: “Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. “- Tom Lehrer Favorite 90s song: Listening to the spice girls CD on repeat, Haddaway What Is Love ( Night at the Roxbury) What’s your favorite part of the job? Being able to assist our passionate entrepreneurs to make a difference with their green business. Seeing our entrepreneurs especially at our bootcamp sense of accomplishment from completing a stage in the development of their startup, makes it all worth it.

Tameka Lee Project Administrative, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

What does CCIC mean to you: A gentle giant making strides in building climate resilient businesses across the Caribbean. Favorite Quote/ Saying: let your work speak for itself. My Favorite 90s song: Destiny by Buju Banton What’s your favorite part of the job? I have many favorites; a few include seeing and assisting entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into sustainable businesses; listening to the entrepreneurs speak about their progress; the networks and partnership engagements; coordinating the various activities and events. GREEN IMPACT MAGA ZINE

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