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United States Ambassador Linda Taglialatela, recently hosted a reception in honour of the winners of the US Embassy Bridgetown’s Caribbean StartUp Summit Competition.

During the event, the 20 entrepreneurs from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines, were given the opportunity to interact with non-governmental organisation representatives, US Department of State Exchange programme alumni, and speakers of the TEN Habitat’s Caribbean StartUp Summit.

Ambassador Taglialatela encouraged the entrepreneurs to “be part of the greater effort of promoting sustainable economic growth in the region”, and commended TEN Habitat for their work in providing support for entrepreneurs. Reception attendees were also treated to the melodic tunes of saxophonist, Akeem Burke.

The Caribbean StartUp Summit competition was held in March of this year, and granted entrepreneurs in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean all access passes to TEN Habitat’s Caribbean StartUp Summit, being held in Barbados today and tomorrow.

The Caribbean Startup Summit is TEN Habitat’s flagship annual event, which brings together a global team of startup experts, founders and entrepreneur resource providers to help empower startups in the region.

The Embassy’s partnership with TEN Habitat is part of the US government’s effort at promoting sustainable regional economic growth. (PR)

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