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

These sectors have been identified as:

  1. Recycling and Waste Management
  2. Energy Solutions
  3. Agriculture & Agri-Processing

During a 7 month period, entrepreneurs will receive training and support to grow through:

  • access to investors
  • export consultation
  • financial awards
  • monthly master classes and;
  • peer to peer technical advisory groups (sector circles)

Post completion of the programme, entrepreneurs can access cohort networking opportunities (cohort meet ups).

Participant Profile:

Programme participants will be subject to a stringent screening process in order to select those businesses that will benefit most from the Shell LIveWIRE programme.

We are looking for entrepreneurs who:

  1. Are between the ages of 18-35 (60% of applicants) and 36-45 (40% of applicants)
  2. Own existing/currently trading business(es) in the identified sectors
  3. Are nationals/residents of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  4. Already have a paying customer base towards which a product or service is provided
  5. Exhibit growth potential towards achievement of the highlighted goals (job creation, export, and/or entry to Shell’s supply chain)
  6. Embody commitment, demonstrate drive, and possess a spirit of innovation

Why Shell LiveWIRE?

As part of our programme, entrepreneurs will receive:

  • 4 months of training designed to provide technical focus, develop their business and leadership skills, and manage resources
  • Access to 4 Monthly Master Classes led by local entrepreneur icons
  • Ongoing peer to peer networking support for 11 months, post programme completion
  • Access to a global community of Shell LiveWIRE alumni
  • One to one consultation with an Export Consultant
  • Peer to peer technical advisory support through a Monthly Sector Circle
  • Financial Incentives upon graduation
  • Access to a community of investors through a One to One Investor Meeting
  • An opportunity to exhibit and pitch products/services to a panel of investors
  • Access to global competitions such as the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Competition

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