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