Young Bahamian Entrepreneurs Compete to develop Business Concepts on “Starter Island” Journey
Jun 26, 2015 - 12:44:30 PM

Pictured are some of the members of Shift the Culture.

Week-long Competition provides opportunity to Create and Develop Business ideas for Entrepreneurs

Nassau Bahamas - A creative group of young Bahamian and International entrepreneurs will embark on a week-long journey focused on developing business ideas and concepts this summer. The competition, entitled “Starter Island” is scheduled for August 21-28 2015, and invites teams of entrepreneurs to plan and strategize their concepts for products and ideas, while vying for the grand prize.

Organized by dynamic and innovative entrepreneur group “Shift the Culture”, Starter Island participants will board a Double-masted Schooner called Beacon Won and develop their business ideas, practice pitching their concepts, explore the islands and restore their creative energy with stops between New Providence and the Exumas. Once completed, the teams will return to New Providence and present their ideas in the finals to an audience and a panel of judges, who will determine the grand prizewinner.

“The initial response for participation in Starter Island from the Bahamian and international entrepreneurial community has been phenomenal,” said Team Leader Travis Miller. “We have received applications from over 40 potential participants to date. The response from the corporate community has been encouraging, as we have received support from Green Parrot, Fun Foods, Bahamas International Film Festival, brands under Asa H Pritchard, Fine Threads and Manor of Love thus far. We are still appealing to the corporate community for additional sponsorship in order to make this happen, to show support for young entrepreneurs in The Bahamas.”

Details about Starter Island can be found at, on Facebook at or contact via email at

Starter Island participants will board a Double-masted Schooner called Beacon Won.

About Starter Island: Starter Island will provide international recognition for young Bahamians as leaders and innovators in the Caribbean, to highlight the beauty and culture of the Bahamas and develop local and international entrepreneurs.

About Shift the Culture: Shift the Culture is a dynamic group with the goal to empower Bahamian creatives to display and develop a passion for business, community and collaboration. They are on Facebook at forcreativegood.

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