Martin Hanna continues to make strides in the technological and entrepreneurial spheres as he has been selected to attend the Entrepreneurship World Cup in November 2019.
The 20 year old resident of Rodney Bay, is the founder and CEO of Penny Pinch; a digital savings platform allowing businesses to connect to shoppers via cashback, coupons & rewards. With Penny Pinch, Hanna will take on the best and brightest entrepreneurs worldwide hoping to impress the judges and captivate investors around the globe.
The Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) is an international competition organized by the Misk World Forum in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
Martin was selected as the national finalist to represent Saint Lucia at the EWC, among 100 eligible entrepreneurs from 100, 000 entries worldwide and will compete in the early stage category. With that, he went through a virtual training process online gaining mentorship training.
These top 100 entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas at the EWC Pitch + Investor Boot Camp on November 9-10 at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
The young entrepreneur is very proud and excited to be the first to represent St Lucia at the EWC. Earlier this year, he won the 2019 TEN Habitat Caribbean Startup Summit’s pitch competition.
His Digital Savings Platform “Penny Pinch”, captured the top spot at the summit’s “Pitch Pit”; convincing a high-level judging panel that his concept for online coupon marketing could revolutionize online retail shopping in the region.