The Centre’s ElevateAll is a business entrepreneurship programme offering an exciting opportunity for Guyanese businesses to participate in acceleration workshops and professional mentoring to grow their companies.
Targeting local owners, operators, and managers across the manufacturing sector, ElevateAll-Manufacturing builds the leadership and business skills of entrepreneurs.
The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is a leading partner for ElevateAll-Manufacturing and acts as lead mentors, guest facilitators, and expert speakers.
The ElevateAll Programme
ElevateAll is designed to enable the growth of small and medium-sized businesses through tailored workshops, gap analysis, mentoring, pitch development, and fostering a strong and supportive peer-learning environment for businesses. Predicated on successful mentorship and peer-learning models, ElevateAll matches a pool of professional mentors with participants based on their business background and focus.
ElevateAll-Manufacturing is looking for motivated entrepreneurs and manufacturers that recognise the value of an interactive and collaborative approach to expand their company, access new markets and increase efficiencies and innovation.
The first cycle of ElevateAll-Manufacturing will run from June-September 2023.
- 35 participants
- Weekend bootcamp (3-Day Event)
- Group sessions and take-home activities
- Business model canvas
- Value proposition development
- 15 select participants (from the bootcamp)
- 10-week programme
- 8-10 hours per week
- 1:1 mentorship, tailored coaching and workshops
- Weekly peer learning (Wed 9am-12pm)
- Supporting business courses
September – Expo Day
- Network with potential buyers and partners
The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) partners with ElevateAll-Manufacturing to act as lead mentors, guest facilitators, and expert speakers. GMSA is dedicated to creating a collective voice for manufacturing and service-based companies to achieve success and economic independence through business ownership and self-employment.
Who is ElevateAll looking for?
- Embody coachability and commitment
- Either a founder or a member of the management team of an existing SME
- Guyanese citizen living in and based in Guyana
- Is looking to grow, access new markets or add innovative best practices
- Is in the manufacturing sector
- Is looking to build a robust business strategy
Deadline for applications is June 2, 2023.
There is no fee associated with applying or participating in ElevateAll-Manufacturing.
Note: Proficiency with video conferencing platforms (i.e. Zoom, Teams, Webex) and virtual collaboration tools (i.e. Google docs, Dropbox) is recommended.
of our previous Entrepreneurship Programme
The main purpose for forming the Pomeroon Women’s Agro Processors Association was to help to improve the lives of the women in the community (Pomeroon, Region 2). I found about the Accelerate Programme through the newspaper, and I have learnt a lot from it. It gave me an idea of how I can and need to look at our business . What we need to do to go forward. Things that we must take into consideration if we want to grow.
Pomeroon Women’s Agro Processors Association
Accelerate-Her helped me. I looked at Glo the way I should have five years ago. You would think that coming from and marrying into business-oriented families that I would have done all the groundwork by this point or have more “business sense” and know what to do… I didn’t and I don’t. I am learning and this programme was such an amazing learning experience . To look at every segment of my passion and realise that it is a business that has so much room for growth is a remarkable feeling.
I have been a part of many mentor-based programmes before, however nothing has ever been as content packed and practically driven as the Accelerate-Her programme. From learning through the team and speaking with my mentee on all the programme pushes her to do, I can truly see how beneficial it has been to her as it encouraged practical growth for both her and her business.
Patricia Bacchus, Accelerate-her Mentor
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