Welcome to the home of meaningful conversations in a space where we showcase the Caribbean entrepreneurs and innovators who are building brands and businesses that have the potential to not only impact the Caribbean, but also represent the Caribbean on the global business stage. Their stories will move you, inspire you, push you to take action or maybe inspire your next big idea.
These stories are from the UpTick podcast, brought to you by Caribbean Ideas Synapse and sponsored by Republic Bank Limited.
Ramon Gregorio is Founder of Lucent Research, one of the Caribbean region’s leading market research firms. Over his 13-year journey, he’s learnt a lot about helping teams reach their full potential, how to build a region-wide business footprint, and much more.
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Sophia Stone is an adopted Trini, who is originally from Canada with Afghan roots. She’ll share her inspiring journey building Caribbean Cure, a brand of teas that is now consumed across the region and the world.
She’ll share how a smart pivot from an idea that wasn’t initially working out led to creating her brand of teas, and how she uses every challenge or failure along the way as a learning opportunity.
Sophia will also share how she approached finding a complementary co-founder, and why it’s immensely important to have a great team or coalition of supporters.
If you’ve ever wrestled with fear of getting started or taking that risk, listen to what Sophia has learnt about why you should just jump in.
Alpha has one of the biggest most expansive visions of any entrepreneur that we’ve interviewed: Namely, how to create a generation of food warriors who will feed the nine billion people who will be alive globally by 2050. Learn how he grows his brand through edu-tainment, how he attracts people to his mission, and some of his tips and tricks for any entrepreneur. He’ll sing, he’ll rhyme, and he’ll inspire.
Chapter 1: 00:00 – 22:40: Passion & Mission Drive everything | Food Security is critical | Adapting to COVID-19.
Chapter 2: 22:42 – 29:45: WHYFARM’s BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) and why Caribbean people can go as big as anyone.
Chapter 2: 29:46 – 40:38: Obstacles Overcome | Edutainment & Storytelling fuel brand.
Chapter 2: 40:39 – End: Lessons from going global | 2 Year Vision | Know your When.
Aldwyn Wayne is the Founder and CEO of WiPay; one of the fastest growing FinTech companies in the region and a T&T-based digital payment solutions company. His innovation has made it easier and more accessible for businesses and individuals in the Caribbean and beyond to give or receive payments on their terms.
His story is one that exemplifies what one can truly do when they relentlessly pursue their passions and interests.
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UpTick brings you conversations with the Caribbean entrepreneurs and innovators who are building the brands and businesses that have the potential to not only impact the Caribbean, but also represent the Caribbean on the global business stage. Their stories will move you, inspire you, push you to take action or maybe inspire your next big idea.