Grant Opportunity for Caribbean Entrepreneurs: Apply by Sep. 22

LINK-Caribbean Connects Investors and Entrepreneurs

Apply for Investment Readiness Grants up to $25,000


In the Caribbean, there has been a surge in programs for supporting entrepreneurs, such as incubators and accelerators. Yet many early-stage businesses continue to face challenges in accessing capital.

This month, the Caribbean Export Development Agency and World Bank Group launched LINK-Caribbean to build the ecosystem of investors in the Caribbean — particularly angel investors — and help link them with entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for an Investment Readiness Grant through LINK-Caribbean before September 22nd.

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What is an Investment Readiness Grant?
Investment Readiness Grants are for companies with promising ideas and strong management that may need to improve aspects of their businesses before investors will consider investing.

Grant funding of up to $25,000 will be available for activities that can be executed within a short time frame (3-6 months) that improve the prospects for investment.

How Can I Apply?

Read the eligibility criteria.

Review a sample application form.

Complete the online application (including a pitch deck) before September 22nd.

Shortlisted applicants will pitch to a panel of judges in Barbados on October 10th.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Bauman at jbauman@worldbank.org.