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Entrepreneurs to take part in US programme


Entrepreneurs to take part in US programme

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Thirteen young entrepreneurs have made their way to the United State to participate in the Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Programme. 

YLAI empowers entrepreneurs and civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to economic development in their communities.

Shawn Maille from Antigua and Barbuda; Christina Hunte, Corey Jackman and Phillip Kellman from Barbados; Lien Philogene-Norville from Dominica; Michael Thomas from Grenada; Shane Browne and Janeel Boone from St Kitts and Nevis; Nyus Alfred, Johanan Dujon, Laurah John and Chadia Mathurin from St Lucia, and Karen De Freitas from St Vincent and the Grenadines, travelled to the United States to participate in the four-week programme from September 20 to October 23.

The entrepreneurs joined their Caribbean and Latin American counterparts with the goal of expanding their leadership and entrepreneurial experience through fellowships at businesses and civil society organisations across the US. YLAI Fellows will build networks and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures. (PR)