Saint Lucian Sophie Klein wins challenge and EUR €10.000

The final of the TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge was held on June 6 at the Domaine de la Pagerie in Martinique. 

President Alfred Marie-Jeanne awarded 19 year old Saint Lucian Sophie Klein with the winning prize, a EUR 10,000 grant to develop her project “JOIE” which aims to transform the world of education by integrating virtual reality.

The TEECA Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge is organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Martinique in partnership with the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Export Development Agency, as part of the TEECA project.

The Caribbean Entrepreneurship Challenge aimed to:

  • Sensitise youth on cooperation in the Caribbean;
  • Encourage young entrepreneurs to mobilise their skills to serve their country; and
  • Promote entrepreneurial innovation.

As a result, companies involved in the TEECA programme played a major role in mentoring all young participants.