Financing Innovation: Linking diaspora angels to startup entrepreneurs in the Caribbean

Speaker: 

Qahir Dhanani

Date: 

April 17, 2014

Event: 

Innovation Policy Course

Running Time:

46 minutes

 
 
 

SUMMARY

Qahir Dhanani presents a broad overview of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), which aims to foster the creation and growth of competitive SMEs in the Caribbean. The program hopes to leverage the Caribbean diaspora to provide funding for projects and startups. Dhanani shared insights into the access to finance challenges which Caribbean entrepreneurs face, and walked through the design elements and choices his team had to make in order to develop the crowdfunding platform.  

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