After the successful completion of intense business and entrepreneurship training, facilitated by the Jamaica Business Development Commission (JBDC), 46 participants of the project are now bubbling and waiting to execute their business pitch. Participants received training in business plan writing and have been receiving support to finalize their business plans which will be used as the basis for their business pitch.
Upon review of the business plans the top 20 participants were selected to make their 3 minutes business pitch to the judges who would select the top 14 businesses to receive grants of US$500 to further develop their businesses, an increase from an initial top 10.
The judges had a challenging task as all 20 business pitches were excellent and it was difficult to inform six participants that they would not be receiving grant funding to further their businesses. The top 14 were selected but all participants will be able to benefit from ongoing mentorship and mentorship sessions with successful entrepreneurs in Manchester.
To get further information as to the participants selected follow the link to Newspaper Article published by the Jamaica Observer – Central Observer and view photos in our gallery.