Support & Assistance

 

YBTT-20160420-Website-Banner-AD-1200x628-v1.4-_1_ (1)“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford

 

YBTT provides a wide range of support services for young entrepreneurs but we can’t do it all on our own. We created this Support and Assistance Hub to assist entrepreneurs far beyond our own reach. While we do provide a great deal of support in areas such as FUNDING, MENTORING & TRAINING there are other agencies that can assist you even further, on your journey towards Entrepreneurial Success! This multi-faceted HUB will help direct you towards other support services that are currently available throughout Trinidad & Tobago. Think of it as a relay, you are the baton and we are the agencies that want to get you to the finish line!

 

 

Contact YBTT to be assisted in your Entrepreneurial Endeavors

 

Let’s come together and work towards your success. YBTT wants to help you get your ideas and business off the ground, so let us know how we can be of assistance and we will contact you to get the ball rolling.

 

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Affiliated Organisations

Discover below which agencies can assist you and your enterprise in reaching your highest potential.

 

FairShare Programme (Ministry of Labour & Small & Micro Enterprise Dev.)

FairShare Programme (Ministry of Labour & Small & Micro Enterprise Dev.)

The FairShare programme was designed to increase access to public procurement opportunities up to $1million for qualifying micro and small enterprises and co-operatives.

Core Service:

  • Procurement Opportunities.

National Integrated Business Incubator System (IBIS)

National Integrated Business Incubator System (IBIS)

IBIS is a project developed by the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development; the programme is created to provide a unique mix of business development support, infrastructure, operational and financial assistance that would help in the growth and success of new and existing micro and small enterprises.

Core Service:

  • Funding
  • Business Incubation
  • and Training

exPORTT Limited

exPORTT Limited

exPORTT Limited was established as the National Export Facilitation Organization of Trinidad and Tobago to provide a broad suite of export-related services.

Core Service:

  • Research & Development
  • International Market Access
  • Training

Export Centres Limited

Export Centres Limited

ECCL is an agency under the Ministry of Community Development. The organization’s purpose if the introduction of new handicraft, fashion and related business training initiatives. ECCL offers distinct and varied handicraft programmes.

Core Service:

  • Training

Export-Import Bank

Export-Import Bank

EXIMBANK remains the only official credit agency in T&T. The organization emerged out of what was formerly the Trinidad & Tobago Export Credit Insurance Company Limited which was established in 1973 by the Government, to promote the export of goods and services.

Core Service:

  • Loan Financing

Launch Rockit

Launch Rockit

Launch Rockit, a non-governmental organization that is in the process of building the largest and most influential entrepreneurial community in the Caribbean. The organization helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses, build teams, and create prototypes through various workshops, training sessions and other events.

Core Service:

  • Startup Services

Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association

Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association

TTMA is the official voice of the manufacturing sector in Trinidad and Tobago, and in so doing, creates value and world class service to its membership.

Core Services:

  • Advocacy and Training

Mayaro Initiative for Private Enterprise Development (MIPED)

Mayaro Initiative for Private Enterprise Development (MIPED)

MIPED provides small and medium-sized loans to entrepreneurs, within the Mayaro and neighbouring communities. It is specifically targeted towards individuals who do not meet the average lending criteria for a commercial bank. MIPED allows micro entrepreneurs and small businesses to access funding for start-ups and expansion, attain the know-how, productivity and profitability to be creditworthy and successful.

Core Services:

  • Funding and Training

Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce (Nova Committee)

Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce (Nova Committee)

The Nova Committee which was established by the Chamber’s Board of Directors in October 1991, is responsible for managing the future business environment through the execution of sustainable development projects.

Core Services:

  • Training and Collaborative Initiatives

uSTART - University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)

uSTART - University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)

uSTART is the first university-originated Business Incubator in T&T. It functions as an engine of innovation and enterprise, fostering an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurial mindsets of both students and staff of UTT.

Core Services:

  • Business Incubation
  • Training

YTEPP

YTEPP

YTEPP Limited is a training organization with a focus on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) throughout Trinidad and Tobago. YTEPP has evolved into an organization that meets the labour market demands of industry. It targets unemployed youths, retrenched employees, and displaced citizens between 15 and 60 years.

Core Service

  • Training

National Entrepreneurship Development Co. Ltd. (NEDCO)

National Entrepreneurship Development Co. Ltd. (NEDCO)

In 2002, the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago established NEDCO with a mandate to develop small and micro businesses whose needs could not be met by traditional lending agencies.

Lok Jack BizBooster

Lok Jack BizBooster

The Lok Jack BizBooster is primarily an SME Growth Centre and Commercial Business Incubator established by Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and its foundation partners. BizBooster was designed to help emerging businesses turn ideas into viable businesses. It is also responsible for promoting innovation and job creation

Agricultural Development Bank

Agricultural Development Bank

The ADB specializes in development financing for the agricultural sector. The services are uniquely tailored to meet the diverse needs of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs

Core Service:

  • Loan Financing

AMCHAM

AMCHAM

AMCHAM is a member of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America and the Chambers of Commerce of the USA. The organization has a database of approximately 300 members in its database.

Core Service:

  • Business Incubation

Caribbean Climate & Innovation Centre

Caribbean Climate & Innovation Centre

The objective of CCIC is to establish regional institutional capacity that support Caribbean entrepreneurs and new ventures involved in developing locally-appropriate solutions to climate .

Core Service:

  • Financing & Support for Start-Ups

Yo Pro Global

Yo Pro Global

The organization was established primarily to facilitate networking events as a new and refreshing way to meet and socialize with individuals and groups.

Caribbean MicroFinance Ltd.

Caribbean MicroFinance Ltd.

The organization focuses on specialized enterprise development in the Caribbean with its vision to become the premier commercial micro-credit provider in the Caribbean. Microfin operates as a profit-making organization and will finance viable business operations in all sectors.

Core Service:

  • Loan Financing

Centre for Enterprise Development

Centre for Enterprise Development

CED is a flagship development of CARIRI aimed at facilitating research, development and innovation capacity building and fostering business creation and expansion through the incubation process.

Core Service:

  • Business Incubation

Council for Competitiveness & Innovation (Min of Planning & Sustainable Development)

Council for Competitiveness & Innovation (Min of Planning & Sustainable Development)

CCI was established by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in early 2011, as an advisory board to the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development. CCI created the i2i competition to become viable vehicle for the development of ideas with commercial potential.

Core Service:

  • Financing & Support for Start-Ups

Development Finance Limited

Development Finance Limited

DFL is committed to providing financial products and services to businesses and institutions in the Caribbean. The organization’s inherent capability consists of developing traditional lending products, long-term financing, corporate bond origination, structuring, and syndication either stand-alone or packaged in DFL’s Tax Exempt Bond Structure.

Core Service:

  • Loan Financing

Eastern Credit Union

Eastern Credit Union

ECU is a dynamic financial co-operative delivering superior quality service in accordance with sound business practices.

Core Service:

  • Loan Financing

Enterprise Assistance Fund (BDU – Tobago)

Enterprise Assistance Fund (BDU – Tobago)

The Enterprise Assistance Fund which falls under the the Division of Finance and Enterprise Development, THA, is a loan facility for expanding the small and micro enterprise sector in Tobago.

Core Service:

  • Loan Financing
  • Training