We’ve invited problem solvers, big thinkers and go-getters, to take part in the 3rd annual Cayman Islands Business Design Competition. Join us for a livestream event showcasing the top finalists who have had one month to work with industry professionals and streamline their idea. Watch teams compete for over 10K in cash and wraparound business services – think "Cayman Islands Shark Tank".
This is the first year that the “Pitch Day” will be livestreamed on the Enterprise Cayman YouTube channel thanks to support from Silver Palm Studios. Individuals that tune-in to the livestream event will also have the opportunity to vote on the "People's Choice Award".
For a business design that shines above and beyond competition expectations. The grand prize for the "Project of the Year" is USD $10,000 plus wraparound business services. Sponsored by Cayman Enterprise City (CEC).
For an innovative business design that is inspiring, new and/or unconventional. The winner will receive a USD $2,000 cash prize and wraparound business services. Sponsored by Avalanche.
Community Impact Award
For a business design that makes a difference in our local and/or global communities. The winner will receive a USD $2,000 cash prize and wraparound business services. Sponsored by eShore.
All finalists will receive a business support "Prize Pack" valued at over CI $1,500, which includes access to professional meeting spaces, legal advisory sessions, marketing support, reduced rate of incorporation, access to CEC networking events, a 90% HubSpot discount, as well as scholarships to attend Code/Cyber courses.
Meet the 2023 Competition Finalists
Ambitionless No More! - Streetwear fashion design inspired by the Cayman Islands by Alec Harding, Javaldo Blake, Zachary Franklin, and Christian Murry
Island Pet Co. - Locally made, sustainable fresh pet products by Steve Toms
GraBit Cayman - A one-stop shot delivery app by Melisa Bent and Sherolene Belnavis
Caymania - A portal providing career logistics by Sherilyn Miller
Locky - An easy opening system to make bags and backpacks safe by Nina Ketiss
QuickQuip - Pre-written replies helping to streamline communications by Aaron Santamaria
Substitute Teachers of Cayman (STOC) - A platform for substitute teachers and schools by Sharice McLean, Deidre Garcia-Daniel, Maggie Ebanks, and Kirkpatrick Clarke
Syntelligence AI - Artificial Intelligence tools helping to streamline businesses by Kevin Ramirez