The Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) is an initiative aimed at developing a regional network of business incubators, and through them grow small and micro businesses in the region. EPIC is being delivered using three linked components: (1) support and expand the Caribbean network of business incubators; (2) upgrade incubator manager skills and provide resources for regional policy makers; and (3) develop a regional microbusiness and small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) seed fund.
EPIC’s expected outcomes include: (1) a strengthened and expanded regional business incubator association; (2) improved performance, gender-responsiveness, and sustainability of business incubators across the Caribbean; and (3) enhanced competitiveness and sustainability of MSMEs in the Caribbean.
The World Bank had asked Julian Hall to help them facilitate discussions in the UK between themselves and UK based businesses and investors from within the Caribbean Diaspora.
The roundtable discussions held in Central London were very well received and provided valuable feedback.
To find out more about Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC) please go to https://www.infodev.org/EPIC