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22 local startup founders shortlisted for the Guyana Innovation Prize programme

Monday, October 10, 2022 (Georgetown Guyana) –Twenty two Guyanese startup founders with standout ideas in science, technology and agriculture have been shortlisted as the new cohort of Venture Fellows for the 2022-23 Guyana Innovation Prize programme. 

Launched in 2018, the Guyana Innovation Prize as an annual, nine-month-long programme, offered by !nnovate Guyana and funded exclusively by  Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT). The Innovation Prize programme provides expert international business coaching, technical support, and capital that help build upon and improve the Fellows’ efforts to bring  their commercially viable ideas  to fruition. 

Since its launch, the programme has trained and coached over 50 Guyanese scientists, technologists and agriculturists, and has awarded 8 of these innovators with US$10,000 each to scale their ideas.  

Oslene Carrington, CEO of the Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), the company under which !nnovate Guyana operates, said that the Guyana Innovation Prize was created to fill the gap between ordinary Guyanese who have breakthrough ideas and the opportunities to bring real and new products to market. 

“From our perspective, there are no barriers to innovating new, commercially viable ideas.  This programme has been designed to support “innovation for all,” which is in keeping with one of GTT’s brand pillars,” Carrington said.

This year’s cohort began the Innovation Prize programme in July 2022 with 31 shortlisted Venture Fellows, and is now further shortlisted to 23, who are currently going through the second phase of the programme. 

GTT’s Senior Manager – PR and Corporate Communication, Jasmin Harris said the company is impressed with the entries from the previous years and is excited about the new ideas from this cohort. 

“Last year, everything was amazing. And we are looking forward to the same and even more effort in this batch… Our mission is to pivot our company to become a 21st century customer centric organization and in order for that to be accomplished, there are three customer facing promises, which includes innovate for all in Guyana, and strengthen the community. I believe by us supporting this initiative, this is where we are able to lend to the development not only of Guyana economically, but in terms of brain power, and persons being able to be diverse in their thoughts because innovation is not only technologically minded, but it is also bringing something new,” Harris underscored. 

The stand-out Venture Fellows who joined the programme in July 2022 are Master Grillers Charcoal Briquettes by Euclid Samuels, Geometry Tiferet Ugdala LLC by Gavin Palmer, Interlocking Construction Bricks by Abdul Subhan, Created Hands-Created Things by  Verlyn Collins, Bringgy by Jay Carter, Vaxxil by Andrew Garnett, Dragonfly Geospatial by Brian Smith, Bug Feeds by Sarwan Scarce, Andy Investment Company by Quinn Smith, Click-n-Learn by Anthony Wills, Ctxog Design by Sean Griffith, Innovation for All by Feiasie Baksh, FemCare by Jaya Edwards, the Moringa Shop by Issac Safi, Infinity Power FDAP by Jamal Farley, Anahata Inc. by Kelly Brassington, CME Prep by Raule Williams, Fizuro Inc. By Dorwin Kingston, GuyMart by Shaquille Moseley, Tamarindus Indica by Dwayne Harris, To Go Services by Albert Jessemy, Urban Agriculture by Neisha Vantrompe, and  Biomaterials by Isidro Ubaldo Espinosa. 

In January 2023, the Guyana Innovation Prize programme finalists will be announced. From there, the four Fellows with the most commercially viable products will each receive US$10,000 at the annual award ceremony in April 2023. 

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About !nnovate Guyana

!nnovate Guyana is a platform that showcases Guyanese inventiveness.  !nnovate Guyana consists of the Guyana Innovation Prize, which supportsr ag-science and ag-tech startups; !nnovate Guyana TV on YouTube; the Economic Development Accelerator for growing agro-processors; the Global Entrepreneurship Network Guyana chapter; and the Executive Volunteer Corps, which engages the diaspora and friends of Guyana to assist innovators in Guyana’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. !nnovate Guyana is offered by the Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), an independent U.S. and Guyana initiative.

About GTT

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is a fixed Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) based in Guyana, South America. It is the largest provider of telecommunication services in Guyana with a subscriber base exceeding three hundred thousand in a country with an average population of seven hundred thousand. The company recently launched its GTT customer promises under the new vision – to improve life experiences to every home and business by 2025. These promises are – strengthen our community, reliably connect our customers and innovate for all in our country.

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Stay in the Know

!nnovate Guyana exists to support budding and existing business founders. Keep up to date on the latest !nnovate Guyana news, updates, and programs by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

We not only respond; we do our best to understand and meet the ecosystem’s needs.

GTT Mobile

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

22 local startup founders shortlisted for the Guyana Innovation Prize programme

Monday, October 10, 2022 (Georgetown Guyana) –Twenty two Guyanese startup founders with standout ideas in science, technology and agriculture have been shortlisted as the new cohort of Venture Fellows for the 2022-23 Guyana Innovation Prize programme. 

Launched in 2018, the Guyana Innovation Prize as an annual, nine-month-long programme, offered by !nnovate Guyana and funded exclusively by  Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT). The Innovation Prize programme provides expert international business coaching, technical support, and capital that help build upon and improve the Fellows’ efforts to bring  their commercially viable ideas  to fruition. 

Since its launch, the programme has trained and coached over 50 Guyanese scientists, technologists and agriculturists, and has awarded 8 of these innovators with US$10,000 each to scale their ideas.  

Oslene Carrington, CEO of the Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), the company under which !nnovate Guyana operates, said that the Guyana Innovation Prize was created to fill the gap between ordinary Guyanese who have breakthrough ideas and the opportunities to bring real and new products to market. 

“From our perspective, there are no barriers to innovating new, commercially viable ideas.  This programme has been designed to support “innovation for all,” which is in keeping with one of GTT’s brand pillars,” Carrington said.

This year’s cohort began the Innovation Prize programme in July 2022 with 31 shortlisted Venture Fellows, and is now further shortlisted to 23, who are currently going through the second phase of the programme. 

GTT’s Senior Manager – PR and Corporate Communication, Jasmin Harris said the company is impressed with the entries from the previous years and is excited about the new ideas from this cohort. 

“Last year, everything was amazing. And we are looking forward to the same and even more effort in this batch… Our mission is to pivot our company to become a 21st century customer centric organization and in order for that to be accomplished, there are three customer facing promises, which includes innovate for all in Guyana, and strengthen the community. I believe by us supporting this initiative, this is where we are able to lend to the development not only of Guyana economically, but in terms of brain power, and persons being able to be diverse in their thoughts because innovation is not only technologically minded, but it is also bringing something new,” Harris underscored. 

The stand-out Venture Fellows who joined the programme in July 2022 are Master Grillers Charcoal Briquettes by Euclid Samuels, Geometry Tiferet Ugdala LLC by Gavin Palmer, Interlocking Construction Bricks by Abdul Subhan, Created Hands-Created Things by  Verlyn Collins, Bringgy by Jay Carter, Vaxxil by Andrew Garnett, Dragonfly Geospatial by Brian Smith, Bug Feeds by Sarwan Scarce, Andy Investment Company by Quinn Smith, Click-n-Learn by Anthony Wills, Ctxog Design by Sean Griffith, Innovation for All by Feiasie Baksh, FemCare by Jaya Edwards, the Moringa Shop by Issac Safi, Infinity Power FDAP by Jamal Farley, Anahata Inc. by Kelly Brassington, CME Prep by Raule Williams, Fizuro Inc. By Dorwin Kingston, GuyMart by Shaquille Moseley, Tamarindus Indica by Dwayne Harris, To Go Services by Albert Jessemy, Urban Agriculture by Neisha Vantrompe, and  Biomaterials by Isidro Ubaldo Espinosa. 

In January 2023, the Guyana Innovation Prize programme finalists will be announced. From there, the four Fellows with the most commercially viable products will each receive US$10,000 at the annual award ceremony in April 2023. 

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About !nnovate Guyana

!nnovate Guyana is a platform that showcases Guyanese inventiveness.  !nnovate Guyana consists of the Guyana Innovation Prize, which supportsr ag-science and ag-tech startups; !nnovate Guyana TV on YouTube; the Economic Development Accelerator for growing agro-processors; the Global Entrepreneurship Network Guyana chapter; and the Executive Volunteer Corps, which engages the diaspora and friends of Guyana to assist innovators in Guyana’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. !nnovate Guyana is offered by the Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), an independent U.S. and Guyana initiative.

About GTT

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is a fixed Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) based in Guyana, South America. It is the largest provider of telecommunication services in Guyana with a subscriber base exceeding three hundred thousand in a country with an average population of seven hundred thousand. The company recently launched its GTT customer promises under the new vision – to improve life experiences to every home and business by 2025. These promises are – strengthen our community, reliably connect our customers and innovate for all in our country.

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