Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
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Junior Minister for Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, Honourable Marlon Penn, Developer of CaribConnect and COSME Consultant, Leslie Abell and COSME Team Leader, Huib Poot are featured at the launch of an online business incubator, CaribConnect.net.
CaribConnect.net is an online community built by the software company Bidx, who has helped grow 1000 SMEs, creating jobs for more than 7500 people, matching over $20 million to 130 businesses around the world.
The business incubator was designed to empower and to connect entrepreneurs and business owners through information sharing and business matching of mentors and investors. The platform is currently free to anyone conducting or wishing to conduct business in the Caribbean.
The programme was launched on June 18 by the COSME, a European Union funded programme to match the process of Entrepreneurs with Mentors, Investors and Financing Institutions for their further growth and expansion into overseas markets. (Photo credit: GIS/Bria Smith)