Sponsors and Partners

MicroPitch – CARICOM Edition 2021 is organised by the European Investment Bank and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, with sponsorship by the European Union, United Nations Development Programme, the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center and Fygaro: e-commerce business generator. Partnering on the initiative are the Caribbean Development Bank, The Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, the Caribbean Microfinance Alliance, Development Finance Corporation Belize, Grenada Development Bank, Saint Lucia Development Bank, Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank, the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce of Jamaica, LASCO Financial Services Jamaica, Société Financière Haïtienne de Développement S.A. and Action pour la Coopération avec la Micro Entreprise SA Haiti.

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European Investment Bank (EIB) and Team Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the bank and lending arm of the European Union and the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world. Its shareholders are the 27 EU member states. The EIB has operated in the Caribbean region during almost three decades through capital investment, long-term loans and technical assistance. Due to their impact towards employment creation, the support to MSMEs has been one of the main pillars of the EIB activity in the region throughout the years. The EIB is member of Team Europe with the European Union and their member states, a coordinated response mechanism to the COVID-19 crisis.

Since May 2018, the EIB funds the Technical Assistance programme to its clients and the financial sector in several Caribbean countries including Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominica, St Lucia and Belize.

https://www.eib.org/en/

(Frankfurt School) is a leading business school and advisory institute in Germany with more than 60 years of experience in education and almost 30 years in consultancy, project execution and training services in the areas of banking, finance and management. The research centres enhance the spectrum of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research at the Frankfurt School.

Since the early 1990s, the International Advisory Services team of Frankfurt School has been committed to improving financial markets and increasing access to financial services to the inclusion of low-income populations by offering consulting and advisory services, as well as capacity building.

Frankfurt School implements the Technical Assistance Programme to various Financial Sector Operations of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the Caribbean including Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and St. Lucia, since May 2018.

https://www.frankfurt-school.de/en/home

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MicroPitch is a combination of entrepreneurship trainings and a business plan competition that gives entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) of the Caribbean region the opportunity to boost their business.

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