Accelerate your exports: applications for OECS youth entrepreneurs now open!

The Competitive Business Unit (CBU) of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission invites Youth Entrepreneurs (18 to 29) in the OECS, who are involved in or interested in exporting goods and or services, to participate in a four (4) month virtual accelerator program.

In response to this issue facing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and in an effort to further develop a strong entrepreneurship ecosystem, the OECS Competitive Business Unit (OECS-CBU) in collaboration with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) developed a “Virtual Export Accelerator” for youth entrepreneurs.

The OECS Virtual Export Accelerator will be a medium for fostering growth in several niche sectors where opportunities exist. Among them are; Agribusiness, Creative Industries, Green Industries and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Interested applicants must submit a completed application form and satisfy the following criteria:

Eligibility criteria 

  • Must be a citizen of an OECS Member State;
  • Must be between the ages of 18 to 29;
  • Business must be established at least 1-3 years;
  • Business start-ups must be registered in an OECS Member State and must have a copy of a business registration certificate.

Interested participants are expected to indicate their interest by completing the attached online registration form by August 19th, 2019.