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Feb 21
Vincent Hosang UWI Venture Competition 2022 launched
Dr David McBean, executive director, Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM), addresses guests at the launch of the Vincent Hosang Entrepreneurship Programme (VHEP) at the MSBM.   The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) through its Vincent Hosang Entrepreneurship Programme (VHEP) launched the 2022 Vincent Hosang UWI Venture Competition (UWIVC) on Wednesday (October 5) during an event attended by students, faculty members and members of the business community. ››Read More
JMMB supports youth entrepreneurship
THE Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition finals and awards ceremony took place recently at The UWI Regional Headquarters. The competition was first introduced in November 2002 with the objective of encouraging members of The UWI community to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged businesses. Students from across all faculties participate in an effort to unleash their creative and innovative ideas. The JMMB Joan Duncan ››Read More
Digital entrepreneurship takes centre stage at Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition
The eight teams of budding student entrepreneurs, who emerged from the 22 teams participating in the 2020 Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition (UWIVC), demonstrated an apt response to the ‘new normal’ business environment by showcasing digital solutions to current problems and gaps in the market. Copping the first-place prize was Kristen Gyles of Factions News, a mobile application that collects news data from ordinary citizens across the country for broadcast on various platfor ››Read More
UWI Entrepreneurs win One Million dollars in prizes through the Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition
The 2021-2022 staging of the UWI Venture Competition (UWIVC) attracted over 80 entrants with eight finalists emerging who went on to pitch their business ideas at the finals which took place on Friday January 28, 2022. The exciting event had some of UWI’s finest students and faculty vying for the top prize and the anticipation was ‘nail biting’ waiting to hear the results. After much deliberation by our independent and highly respected panel of judges, the winners were announced an ››Read More
Corporate Social Responsibility winners of the 2021-2022 UWIVC awarded by JMMB
All female entrepreneur team T&S Delivery are the winners of the JMMB Joan Duncan Corporate Social Responsibility Prize (CSR) at the 2021 UWI Venture Competition (UWIVC). The CSR prize is awarded to the team whose profit model demonstrates a strong alignment with ethical social and economic development, with a robust giving programme. Team T&S is operated by sisters Tajera and Sanjee Orrett natives of the beautiful parish of St. Ann who saw a need to establish a delivery se ››Read More
Two UWI Teams among top three winners in the 2022 National Business Model Competition
After a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Business Model Competition (NBMC) was held April 7-8 2022 and two of the four  teams entered by the University of the West Indies (UWI), placed in the top three, placing third and second,  thereby securing a combined cash prize of J$1.5 million to invest in their businesses. Second place winner - Team Swaze App represented by Carl Duncan (Faculty of Science and Technology) and Third place – Fresh Fuel represented b ››Read More
Science meets business at Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition
“Jamaicans are tired of fried chicken and rice and peas,” said Brandon Campbell, founder of Naturalis, who placed first at the 16th staging of the Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition finals on Friday, January 24, 2020. For his innovative invention of equipment geared at increasing productivity within the agricultural sector, the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM)-hosted competition provided the perfect platform for the fusion of science, technology and business. Ins ››Read More
Youth innovator looks to beat plastic ban
Jordon Freeman, a graduate student at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, wants to be the Jamaican equivalent of Elon Musk. Musk is the CEO and chief researcher of several companies, such as SpaceX and Tesla, specialising in computing and automotive engineering. Like Musk, Freeman plans to establish his own company and to be a chief researcher. Freeman is passionate about biotechnology and what it can do to resolve many problems in Jamaica. “I enjoy finding solutions ››Read More
Bio Plastic, PreeLab top Vincent HoSang/UWI venture competition
The Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition, first introduced in November 2002, was staged on January 30. It encourages members of the university community to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged businesses. Students from across all faculties are encouraged to participate in an effort to unleash their creative and innovative ideas. In keeping with its commitment to support youth entrepreneurship, JMMB Joan Duncan Foundat ››Read More
Five Jamaican start-ups compete in International Business Model Competition
A delegation of five university start-up teams, representing both The University of the West Indies (UWI) and Northern Caribbean University, will participate in the International Business Model Competition (IBMC) in Utah, USA, later this week. This will be the first time that this many teams from Jamaica will feature in the international competition, which takes place tomorrow and Friday at the Utah Valley Convention Center and the Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. “Thi ››Read More