The Women Innovation Network Caribbean (WINC) recently launched a new peer mentorship-based Acceleration Program (AP) to support growth-oriented women owned businesses in the Caribbean. The program which will start in February 2016 was launched on October 29th by way of an online application process and applications will close on Friday, November 27th.
The WINC AP will be delivered by certified facilitators representing 12 Caribbean countries. Jenni Headlam, Managing Director and Founder of JACE Management Consultants is one of two facilitators in Jamaica who is infoDEV certified to deliver the program. There are only fourteen facilitators who were competitively selected from a field of 167 Caribbean women earlier this year.
This new initiative is part of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), funded by the Government of Canada and implemented by the World Bank Group and its InfoDev Program for Entrepreneurship.
The eight-month intensive WINC AP will provide participants with a supporting environment where they may collaborate with each other through peer-learning to innovate, improve competitiveness, overcome challenges and boost their business growth. The program will also cater to the personal development needs of the women entrepreneurs through one-to-one mentoring/coaching, technical workshops, and motivational sessions by successful entrepreneur role models.
Each AP will support up to fifteen growth-oriented women entrepreneurs who meet the eligibility criteria of having a firm that has been in business for several years, and which has demonstrated significant business growth and has realistic plans for future growth.
The call for applications from qualified women entrepreneurs is open until Friday, November 27, 2015. To apply, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WINC-AP.
You may also get further details at https://www.facebook.com/WomenInnovatorsNetworkCaribbean or by contacting Toni-Ann Kelly of JACE Management Consultants at 876 754 2400.