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UWI Entrepreneurship Unit delivers training for 30 innovators/entrepreneurs in Tobago

UWI St Augustine’s Entrepreneurship Unit delivered a training seminar on behalf of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to 30 innovators and entrepreneurs on February 28 and 29. The seminar - which focused on business planning, financial forecasting for early stage enterprise, and financial strategy - was held at the Tobago Information Technologies Ltd in Signal Hill.

The entrepreneurs were from various business sectors including hydroponics agriculture, garment manufacturing, coconut oil extracts/creams, and various food and beverage business enterprises. Participants were also able to access one-on-one confidential mentorship sessions with the facilitator, Mr Julian Henry, Manager of the Entrepreneurship Unit.

“The training was requested by the THA based on similar training events provided by the Entrepreneurship Unit in Tobago,” explained Mr Henry. “Namely, to entrepreneurs of the E-IDCOT Entrepreneurship Development Programme.”

Operating within the Department of Management Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Entrepreneurship Unit’s purpose is to support the development of student and staff entrepreneurs within the UWI ecosystem.

On a wider scale, the unit works closely with other entities within UWI St Augustine to support the commercialisation of UWI intellectual property and innovative enterprise. These include the St Augustine Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (STACIE), the UWI St Augustine Campus Implementation Committee, and UWI Ventures Limited. For more information on their services, visit