November 20, 2019

Caribbean Angel Investor Ecosystem raises private capital and launches Regional Business Angel Network

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Barbados, December 13, 2018 ― “Driving Growth Through Private Investment,” was the focus of the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) hosting of the 2nd Caribbean Angel Investor Forum at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Forum which was held November 29-30, gathered a distinguished group of prominent policy makers, entrepreneurs, […]

FINDRPRO – A new app for the Bahamas receives LINK-Caribbean investment

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, March 02, 2018 — A new mobile application called Findrpro has received $5,000 USD investment via the LINK-Caribbean programme’s 5-5-5 pitch competition. In the recently held Bahamas edition of the competition, sister co-founders Yamel Marshall, and Janay Pyfrom-Symonette presented their new mobile app that promises to provide a digital on-demand platform to connect […]

De Jeunesse Bath and Body Products wins top $5,000 USD prize at LINK-Caribbean Pitch Competition

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov. 30, 2017 — De Jeunesse Bath and Body Products, a company that manufactures high-quality, natural bath and body products, earned the top prize at the launch of the LINK-Caribbean Pitch Competition held November 21 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago. They wowed the judges with their pitch from a field […]

Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

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New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe. NEW YORK (ILO News) – One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). With the launch […]

Over half-million US dollars awarded to firms at LINK-Caribbean’s halfway mark

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, September 18, 2017 — As the halfway point of the two-year LINK-Caribbean Angel Investment program approaches, over $500,000 USD has been awarded to 14 Caribbean companies to support their development to attract angel investment. The World Bank Group, together with the Caribbean Export Development Agency, launched LINK-Caribbean last September, funded by the government of […]

Link-Caribbean awards $125,000 USD to 5 Caribbean firms

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, January 30, 2017. Five Caribbean businesses are at a stage closer to securing private investment having each received $25,000 USD through the LINK-Caribbean Investment Readiness Grant programme. The five firms are Carepoint and Caribbean Transit Solutions from Barbados; Bluedot Media and Innovative Menu Solutions Ltd from Jamaica and SystemIz Incorporated from Trinidad and […]

World Bank and Caribbean Export Launch Link-Caribbean

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, September 27, 2016. Caribbean start-up, early-stage and growth businesses now have another means for raising capital. Today the World Bank Group together with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) launched LINK-Caribbean, an investment facilitation program aimed at enabling early-stage Caribbean entrepreneurs to raise capital from private investors, particularly business angel investors. With […]

World Bank and Caribbean Export Partner to Strengthen Early-Stage Investment in the Caribbean

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By Caribbean Export Development Agency BARBADOS – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is partnering with the World Bank Group to bring greater access to finance for Caribbean entrepreneurs and develop the region’s angel investment ecosystem. The new program, LINK-CARIBBEAN, aims to stimulate private investment into early-stage enterprises by providing funding products that help […]

World Bank and Caribbean Export partner to strengthen early-stage investment in the Caribbean

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, Aug. 9, 2016 — The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is partnering with the World Bank Group to bring greater access to finance for Caribbean entrepreneurs and develop the region’s angel investment ecosystem. The new program, LINK-CARIBBEAN, aims to stimulate private investment into early-stage enterprises by providing funding products that help entrepreneurs […]