The Vincent Hosang University of the West Indies Venture Competition (UWIVC) was introduced in November 2002 with the objective to encourage members of the University community to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged operating businesses. Students from across all five faculties are encouraged to participate in an effort unleash their creative and innovative ideas. This is an essential part of developing valuable graduates and citizens.
Over the years, multiple teams have moved their business ideas to the next step of commercialization and it is also noteworthy that since its inception, several teams from the Venture Competition have gone on to represent UWI in the National Business Model Competition placing in the top four (4). Equally important is the impact that each year’s programme has had on the approximately 100 direct participants (facilitators, coaches, team members and mentors) and the wider community in building important bridges between the academic foundations and the practical demands of starting and operating a business.
This year’s competiton will commence with a launch event and culminate with the announcement of the winner at the Finals and Awards Ceremony in November 2017 and January 2018 , respectively.
Prizes for the VINCENT HOSANG UWI VENTURE COMPETITION
Since the start of the UWIVC the winner, as well as 2nd & 3rd place winners have received monetary prizes from the private sector, as well as a place in the Vincent Hosang Entrepreneurship Programme where they get an opportunity to convert their business plans into actual businesses. The winners will also be given the opportunity to meet successful Jamaican business persons in the Diaspora whilst getting a cultural introduction to the sights of New York City.
Cash Prizes 2017:
1st place – $300,000
2nd place - $200,000
3rd place - $125,000
To Enter, please download form Here
For Competition Rules & Guidelines Click Here
To Access competition FAQ's Click Here
For More Information about the Competition and Programme contact:
Mrs. Ashli Rose-Davis | Vincent HoSang Entrepreneurship Programme Coordinator
Tel: 977-7174 | Fax: 977-4622