OECS 30 Under 30 Promotes Entrepreneurship Amongst Youth

In an effort to recognise and encourage entrepreneurship amongst youth, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has launched the OECS 30 Under 30 campaign that seeks to identify young entrepreneurs making strides in the OECS.

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of Caribbean life, from the vendors in our villages and city centres, the numerous people with “side hustles”, to the regional Caribbean businesspersons. Entrepreneurship is woven throughout our economies and our lives.

The OECS 30 Under 30 initiative will recognise 30 young entrepreneurs, under the age of 30, as examples of youth success in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs can be from any discipline/industry including, but not limited to, Art & Fashion Design, Business, Technology, Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Social Development, and Entertainment.

Aside from the kudos of being chosen within the 30 Under 30 cohort, these young individuals will also be part of a very exciting entrepreneurship development program in the OECS. Through this program, young persons will:

  • Be accepted as a cohort for business support by the OECS Competitive Business Unit
  • Receive mentorship to aid their professional and business development
  • Receive technical assistance
  • Be assisted in sourcing markets and financial inputs

Public nominations and self-nominations for the OECS 30 Under 30 are welcome. Nominations are open until November 30, 2016 and can be submitted at the following link: http://www.oecs.org/index.php/oecs-under-30-entrepreneur-form

All entrepreneurs regardless of business size, years of operation and business industry will be considered. Entrepreneurs must, however, be under the age of 30 and be a citizen/resident of an OECS member state.

 

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Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Anushka Singh Digital Marketing Consultant, OECS YES, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has eleven members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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