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The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) recently hosted the Closing Ceremony for Cohort 4 of the Accelerator Programme at the AC Marriot Hotel in Kingston. The event saw participants receiving special prizes for their involvement in the programme as well as being given a chance to showcase their product or service in the Demo Day exhibition feature of the day’s proceedings.

The programme is a six-month intensive which covered six modules including: Strategy Development, Financial Management, Marketing & Sales, Operational Improvement, Digital Transformation, and Business Valuation. This year’s programme was done in partnership with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) to deliver Cohort 4 of the programme to 60 participants at a cost of J$60 million.

A high point of the closing ceremony was the highly anticipated awards segment. Below are the highlights:

Participants of Cohort 4 of the JBDC Accelerator Programme with their Business Development Officers, mentors and advisors.
Heather McKoy, Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica receives award for Most Investment Ready from Melissa Barrett, Business Advisory Services Unit, Manager.
Sharifa Brock Lewin, Shari’s Bus Services receives award for Most Committed to the Process (for Virtual Programme) from Ms. Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer.
Theo Smith, Great House Caterers Limited receives award for Most Committed to the Process (Full Programme) and Best Team Player from Ms. Janine Fletcher-Taylor, Marketing Services Unit, Manager.
Timothy Gunter, Netwave Solutions Jamaica Limited receives award for Most Committed to the Process (Full Programme) from Ms. Valerie Veira, Chief Executive Officer.
Debita White, EMMS Group Limited receives award for Best Entrepreneurial Mindset from Mr. Harold Davis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Kareema Muncey, Home Choice Enterprise Limited receives award for Best Entrepreneurial Mindset from Mr. Harold Davis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Hjort Henry, HMH Farm receives award for Best Entrepreneurial Mindset from Hugh Grant, General Manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica.
Alecia Burgess, Lama Service Company Limited receives award for Evidence of Greatest Process Improvement from Hugh Grant, General Manager, Project Management Office, Development Bank of Jamaica.
JBDC Accelerator Programme participants and guests enjoy the day’s proceedings.
Nigel Porter, Managing Director, Ecoworks Jamaica Limited demonstrates the use of his company’s equipment to fellow Cohort 4 participant, David Cuthbert, Principal Architect and Director of Cut Works Architecture Limited.

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Corporate Communications