26 Mar 2018
Patrick Eze of EZE Green Energy Company

The founder of a business which converts discarded cooking oil into diesel and dish washing liquid, has won the inaugural GET IN THE RING St. Lucia pitching competition.

Patrick Eze of EZE Green Energy Company emerged victorious, out-pitching five other entrepreneurs seeking to convince a panel of judges of the soundness and scalability of their business idea. GET IN THE RING is a global contest.

Patrick Eze will represent Saint Lucia at the big final taking place in Portugal in May this year. The Global Meetup – is a three-day event, culminating in the Global Final for Get in the Ring. The Saint Lucia leg was held on March 21st at Caribbean Cinemas, under the auspices of the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, through its youth programs - the Saint Lucia Youth Business Trust & Junior Achievement Saint Lucia. The Get in the Ring global contest, formed part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Six entrepreneurs featured in the Saint Lucia leg of the competition. They are Samuel Lubin of KL Productions, Kevin Williams of Simply Innovative Solutions, Gilland Avril of Ngage, Vernon Jean of Easy Click Solutions, Denell Florius of Eco Carib & Patrick Eze of EZE Green Energy Company.

Get in the Ring Saint Lucia was produced by Calabash TV & All Biz Ltd and made possible through financial & technical contributions by the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Savings Banks Foundation for International Coorperation (SBFIC) Eastern Caribbean, Invest Saint Lucia, 1st National Bank, CIBC First Caribbean International Bank,  Caribbean Cinemas, Windward & Leeward Brewery Ltd, Renwick & Company, Fineline Graphics, Kerwin Peter, FLOW, Webster Joseph, Patrick Chester and Peter & Company Distribution.

GET IN THE RING Saint Lucia will air on Calabash TV on Tuesday March 27th at 8:00 p.m. with repeats at 11:00 p.m.; and 6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 28th.


Article reposted from Caribbean Business Report