Enter the Entrepreneurial Confession Contest

COSME Launches Entrepreneur Contest As Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Virgin Islands


TORTOLA, BVI, October 31, 2016 – COSME, an European Union funded programme and key supporter of entrepreneurs in the Caribbean region, is launching a contest open to all Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) entrepreneurs commencing November 1, 2016 in preparation for the upcoming British Virgin Islands hosted Global Entrepreneur Week , November 14 – 20, 2016. 


Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) supports 160 countries during November 14-20, 2016 to inspire and engage entrepreneurial activity while connecting these entrepreneurs with potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. 

COSME is supporting the initiative developed by local company and hosts of Global Entrepreneurship Week Virgin Islands, Barnes PR who developed the confessions series to assist entrepreneurs in sharing their stories, marketing their companies and inspiring other local entrepreneurs. The series titled, Confessions of an Entrepreneur, this year powered by COSME is launching a contest with the same theme and opening it to all entrepreneurs in the OCT region. 

OCT entrepreneurs are invited to submit a 30 second video of themselves sharing their Entrepreneurial Confession. The Confession must take the same shape of a 30 second elevator pitch. It should be interesting, informative and concise enabling other to learn something from watching these 30 second video submissions – include an informative lesson in the Confession.

COSME is looking for entrepreneurs who have learned the fine art of articulating their message with razor sharp accuracy.  The talent of communicating is critical not only when looking for supporters and sales but in all aspects of business development.   All submissions received that are approved by the panel of COSME and industry experts will be shared on the CaribConnect.net network as well on COSME’s website and social media. 

CaribConnect.net is the Caribbean online business incubator sponsored by COSME. Launched just two months ago, it already has 300 registered businesses and 116 business cases.  Entrepreneurs can register for free on CaribConnect.net; by doing so they have access to resources such as business plan templates, matching for mentors and possibly even financing options.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week VI initiatives, COSME has adopted the Confessions of an Entrepreneur series in its efforts to learn more and share more stories from entrepreneurs in the Overseas Territories.  A COSME panel will select five best Confessions video submissions and post them on the COSME website and social media for open public voting on November 14, 2016, the first day of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  The public will choose which of the 5 entrepreneurs’ shared videos has the best Confession. Voting will close November 19, 2016. The winner as voted by the public will a prize. 


COSME is a 54 month programme with the responsibility to disperse 15M Euros to projects benefitting participating Caribbean Territories. The funds were made available by the European Union (EU). The programme’s overall objective is to contribute to the sustainable and climate-resilient economic diversification and prosperity of Caribbean OCTs by improving the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the participating territories.


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Samuel K. Kruiner

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Caribbean OCTs SME (COSME) Programme SME Regional Project Office

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