Ten budding entrepreneurs
US Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt (centre) with the ten winners of the US embassy’s “Entrepreneurship Speed Challenge” last evening. The winners are: Christopher Wilson, Ian Cole, Troy Powell, Diquan Lewis, Jeromie Rollins, Raule Williams, Marvin Wray, Candace Wickham, Anthony Willis and Jomo Wilson. The project was initiated for young aspiring business professionals and students to pitch their business ideas to experts and the business sector and to have a chance to see their ideas materialize. Dozens of contestants were given a chance to pitch their ideas to three business experts who have experience in starting up companies from scratch. The participants had to present their idea to each of the experts.
The ten winning participants would be invited back for a special Embassy-sponsored reception with entrepreneurs, private sector leaders, bankers and investors.