WENDY FITZWILLIAM IN BARBADOS FOR YOUTH EVENT (Young entrepreneurial Expo at the Hilton)

Trinidad’s Wendy Fitzwilliam – FORMER Ms. Universe, now host and executive producer of Caribbean’s Next Top Model, will be among the specially invited guests at the Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC) Expo and Finals which is now on at the Barbados Hilton.

During the event, 20 young entrepreneurial teams, selected from among 493 participants, will have the unique opportunity to showcase and present their projects to international and regional business experts during the final stage of judging of the CIC challenge.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), are sponsors of the event.

{FILE IMAGE - June 2012} As a mentor, Fitzwilliam will take part in various discussions, interact with the young entrepreneurs and hand out certificates.

{FILE IMAGE – June 2012} As a mentor, Fitzwilliam will take part in various discussions, interact with the young entrepreneurs and hand out certificates.

The public is invited to the event to watch five Barbadian teams are among the finalists vie for top spot.

Booths will be set up by the finalists that will display their projects, prototypes, ideas and promotional materials. Parallel to the Expo, there will be an area set up to promote leadership links for young entrepreneurs that will be facilitated by CIC resource persons and partner organisations.

The opening ceremony featured addresses by local government and other stakeholders. The event closes on Friday with an awards ceremony where winners will be awarded in the competing categories.

The CIC is an international entrepreneur competition and business start-up accelerator for young people in the CARICOM Member States. Awarding projects in three categories (Social, Economic and Environmental), the CIC promotes innovation, social enterprise and the development of entrepreneurial initiatives in diverse and new sustainability sectors.

Barbadian Contestants;-


Team members:

Kevin Bishop,?Rochelle Walrond,?Ivan Cox and ?Chenika Moore

COUNTRY: Barbados.

Contact numbers:

Team leader Kevin Bishop: kevin.Bish@live.com

Phone: 265-9323

Description: Book Line is a textbook loan and rental company that looks to lower the overall cost of education by reducing expenses associated with textbooks, course materials and calculators for tertiary students. ?? 


Team Member

Kellyann Allicott

COUNTRY: Barbados

Contact numbers:


PHONE: 250-7407

Description: Ibis Bath & Body inspiration stems from the indigenous and local Caribbean flora to create an extraordinary line of natural, organic and luxury spa and beauty products. 


Team Member

Dale Trotman

Contact numbers:


Home: 423-3457

COUNTRY: Barbados

DESCRIPTION: Med Regis is a consolidated medical registry, which will securely store a patient’s medical information. The registry will provide health care professionals with immediate access to patients’ medical history, therefore streamlining assistance in emergencies and preventing the need for unnecessary tests. 


Team Member

Samora Reid

COUNTRY: Barbados

Contact numbers:

Email: me@samorareid.com

Phone:828-0931 or 4353017

DESCRIPTION: Red Donor is a social web application that connects blood donors to those who need blood across the Caribbean. Through education and encouraging more people to donate, we will increase the amount of blood available to health care facilities within the region. 


Team Member

Shanika Burnette

Contact numbers:

Email: shakaddesignerwear@gmail.com

Phone: 822-4441

COUNTRY: Barbados

DESCRIPTION: SHAKAD is a fashion design company promoting the Caribbean lifestyle. We produce high-end Caribbean inspired couture pieces, bridal wear and ready to wear luxury resort clothing. Each piece is unique, made using only quality custom dyed natural fabrics. 

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