Women on Top! Female entrepreneurs Win Caribbean Challenge

The winners of the PitchIT 2016 Challenge: From left: Danielle Tait, Kelly-ann Bethel, Ayana St. Louis, Nerissa Greenway and Monique Powell.

Five female entrepreneurs each won US$5,000 in seed funding, a place in a PitchIt Caribbean accelerator program and participation in an international pitching competition, after winning the PitchIt Caribbean Challenge held in Trinidad this month.

Kelly-Ann Bethel of SKED and Ayana St. Louis of D Carnival Scene, both from Trinidad and Tobago; Jamaicans Monique Powell of QuickPlate and Danielle Tait of The Interview; and Nerissa Golden of IndeTours in Montserrat, emerged the best among 25 Caribbean entrepreneurs who took part in the challenge which brought together Caribbean App developers and Tech Startup for a two-day boot camp training session and two-day Pitch competition.

PitchIT Caribbean is a program aimed at enhancing the mobile app development ecosystem across CARICOM. It is designed to accelerate mobile app entrepreneurs through the startup lifecycle, which runs from ideation to pitch, from pitch to market and from market to maturity.

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