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AWAKENING THE JAGUAR: 2019 GUYANA INNOVATION PRIZE VENTURE FELLOWS CAMPAIGN

Get tickets at www.theguyanatrust.org/support. Unable to attend? Invest in innovation and entrepreneurship with a contribution.

Your tax deductible contributions will fund the Guyana Innovation Prize from the Guyana Economic Development Trust.  The first cohort of Innovation Prize Venture Fellows are outstanding science and technology leaders are graduates and faculty of the University of Guyana. From among this cohort, the Venture Fellow with the most commercially viable research will be awarded $10,000 USD to further develop, deliver, and scale their promising research-turned-product and business. 
 
The 2019 Innovation Venture Fellows and Guyana Innovation Prize candidates are 
fighting against fungal infections; extend the shelf life of Guyanese fruits; using natural materials to purify water sources;  developing software to retrain the brain; and  
transforming bio-waste into sustaining fertilizer. 
Fellows were selected based on a competitive application process. Along the way, Innovation Prize Venture Fellows are paired with mentors over a 12-month period to develop business plans to launch and scale their businesses. The Venture Fellow that successfully secures prospective clients will be awarded the Guyana Innovation Prize in July 2019.

The Guyana Innovation Prize is not a business plan competition; it is a complete system to support startup businesses, groom founders, and create new employment opportunities in Guyana.