Go Green En­ter­prises wins Best Idea at Ju­nior Achieve­ment Start-up Fete

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 2nd, 2016 par­tic­i­pants of Go Green En­ter­prises of Care Od­san emerged over­all win­ners at the an­nual Ju­nior Achieve­ment (JA) Start-up Fete with their pro­duc­tion of mops made out of re­cy­clable ma­te­rial. The event saw ap­prox­i­mately 80 stu­dents, teacher ad­vi­sors, men­tors and vol­un­teers from the pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tor, JA alumni and the me­dia con­verg­ing at the Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel to par­tic­i­pate in the one­day event.

Start-up Fete was de­signed to en­gage, nur­ture and in­spire stu­dents of the JA Com­pany pro­gram in a fun-filled en­vi­ron­ment where cre­ativ­ity is un­leashed and par­tic­i­pants ex­plore new and ex­cit­ing ways of start­ing and val­i­dat­ing their Ju­nior Achieve­ment com­pa­nies. Through­out the day teams fo­cused on cus­tomer de­vel­op­ment, sales and mar­ket­ing and de­vel­op­ment of their prod­ucts or ser­vices with knowl­edge­able and suc­cess­ful en­trepreneurs, bankers and ed­u­ca­tors on hand to men­tor and in­spire each team. The es­teemed host­ess, SME part­ner of LIME, Ms. Mindy Chicot, and DJ Hol­ly­wood HP helped keep the at­mos­phere en­er­gized.

Judges in­cluded Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Ernst & Young Ms. Jeanne Joseph, Young En­tre­pre­neur of the Year of Shoe Re­hab Ms. Man­disa Mor­ri­son, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer of Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre Mr. Esli Lafieulle and Re­la­tion­ship Man­ager - Busi­ness Bank­ing of RBC Royal Bank Mrs. Mar­cella John­son, who pro­vided valu­able feed­back to the teams as their pitched their busi­ness ideas.

Ms. Jeanne Joseph de­clared, “This is a great ini­tia­tive the Saint Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce has in­tro­duced to stu­dents. It is sim­ple and very re­ward­ing to me per­son­ally and my or­ga­ni­za­tion in gen­eral; be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to share our per­sonal and pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ences with stu­dents re­ally echoes our com­pany’s pol­icy: be­ing com­mit­ted to build­ing a bet­ter work­ing world through youth eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. Ju­nior Achieve­ment af­fords us the op­por­tu­nity to do just that.”

JA Saint Lu­cia thanks the judges, men­tors, vol­un­teers, board mem­bers, the Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel, DJ Hol­ly­wood HP, Ren­wick & Co., Blue Wa­ters, Peter & Com­pany Dis­tri­bu­tion, Bry­dens, SMJ Bev­er­ages, Ideal Bak­ery, Par­adise Springs and Fer­rands Ice Cream.

A host pro­vides guid­ance to par­tic­i­pants at this

week’s JA Start-up Fete!

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