The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), is seeking to identify 30 young entrepreneurs making strides in their respective business endeavors, through its "30 Under in Entrepreneurship" initiative.
Thirty young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 will be recognized as examples of youth success in entrepreneurship. They will be accepted as a cohort for business support by the OECS Competitive Business Unit; receive mentorship to aid their professional and business development; receive technical assistance; and be assisted in sourcing markets and financial assistance.
Entrepreneurs can be from any discipline or industry, including but not limited to, art and fashion design, business, technology, agriculture, sustainable development, social development, and entertainment. All entrepreneurs despite business size, years of operation, and business industry will be considered.
Entrepreneurs must be 30 years old or younger at the time of nomination, and be a citizen or resident of an OECS member state.
Through its Youth Empowerment Strategy (YES), the OECS Commission opened nominations for its 30 Under 30 in Entrepreneurship initiative in November 2016. While nominations have been pouring-in, the OECS has decided to reopen the process with the goal of having nominations be more representative of the region by encouraging nominations from Antigua, Dominica, St. Kitts, the BVI, Montserrat and Martinique.
Nominations for the OECS 30 Under 30 are open until March 15, 2017. Self-nominations are also welcomed.
Individuals can be nominated here.