Now in its third year locally, our 2021 Cohort focuses on supporting businesses in 5 key economic sectors. These sectors have been identified as:
  • Energy solutions
  • Environmental Solutions
  • Agriculture and Food Processing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Innovating B2B Solutions

During a 9 month period, we work directly with growing businesses, to provide the support needed to expand, and develop your business and your entrepreneurial mindset, through:

  • Coaching to identify areas for growth and improvement and co-develop an action plan towards success
  • Master Classes designed to develop their business and leadership skills from industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs
  • Partner and Investor Preparation (Pitch Development)
  • Business consultation in one of three streams - Export Readiness, Financial Audit and Advisory and Branding &, Packaging Solutions.
  • A Demo & Pitch Day event

Graduates will have access to the following benefits, as Shell LiveWIRE Alumni:

  • Continued support services such as Shell Global webinars and resources
  • Access to global Shell LiveWIRE competitions such as Top Ten Innovators

Participant Profile:

We are looking for entrepreneurs who:

  1. Are between the ages of 18-45
  2. Own existing/currently trading business in the identified sectors
  3. Are able to designate a dedicated team member or business partner who is able to attend programme sessions and activities where the designated LiveWIRE may not be able to attend.
  4. Have been in business for at least two years such that they have a paying customer base towards which a product or service; energy solutions businesses must be operational for at least a year with a paying customer base.
  5. Embody coachability, adaptability, commitment, demonstrated drive and possess a spirit of innovation
  6. Exhibit growth potential in line within at least one of the following areas:
    • Production capacity
    • Exporting
    • Increased staffing

Why Shell LiveWIRE?

As part of the Shell LiveWIRE accelerator programme, you will develop the entrepreneurship management tools which help business development and expansion, through analysis of the core structural components of any business namely the Business Concept, Organization, Customer Relations and Operations.

The programme will provide you with opportunities for insightful assessment of your business, invaluable master classes, and coaching, consultations and meaningful networks.

Inside About Us

ABOUT - Youth Business Trinidad & Tobago (YBTT)

Youth Business Trinidad & Tobago (YBTT) has been selected to be the delivery partner for the Shell LiveWIRE programme in Trinidad and Tobago.

Welcome to Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad and Tobago

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad and Tobago is an accelerator programme that seeks to support growth stage start-ups in key economic sectors.