Tobago: Tobago is all set to host invited the young entrepreneurs for “Creative Tank 2023”. The event will be held on October 18, 2023 under the theme- “Exciting event for Entrepreneurs in Tobago.”
The third edition of the entrepreneurial competition, Creative Tank Tobago, will reach its climax at the Shaw Park Complex. This year, 17 entrepreneurs will vie for the title, each of them having previously showcased their business skills by offering distinctive products or services tailored to their local communities.
“Creativity is essential in business. It fuels innovation, drives solutions, and ultimately provides a competitive advantage, embodying the spirit of this competition,” Business Development Officer Natasha Romeo said.
The competition is an endeavor by the Division of Finance, Trade, and the Economy’s Business Development Unit (BDU). It not only fosters local entrepreneurship, but also opens doors to various business opportunities for participants, ranging from marketing promotions to garnering public interest.
The videos showcasing the entrepreneurs’ ventures are accessible for public viewing. Anyone can cast their vote for the most creative business on the Business Development Unit’s Facebook page, which is found under the handle ‘Business Development Unit THA
“Public involvement through voting is pivotal for Creative Tank, as it ensures a diverse range of perspectives, nurturing a dynamic environment for innovation and artistic ex- pression,” Romeo said.
In the final event, the participants, all of whom operate in the tourism sector focusing on areas like mixology, promotion, tours, and recreation, will have three minutes to present their business ideas to a panel of judges and the general public in a lively pitch.
The final event, where a total of $50,000 in prizes and the title of ‘Entrepreneur Extraordinaire’ are up for grabs, will be broadcasted live on the Business Development Unit’s Facebook page on October 18th at 10:00 a.m.
Further, Tobago is also home to entrepreneurs who have worked hard and established their business.
One of the perfect example is Sadé Melville-Peters who founded the homemade ice cream company- 24 Degress Below. The company was also included as a participant in the CANTO and Smart Term’s Limited “Women’s Entrepreneurship Program”.
It was further selected in the Top 6 and became able to pitch to investors.
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