‘Panel’ launched to help ‘build the capacity of Black and Caribbean businesses’


Meegan Scott

The Community of Practice (CoP) for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs is inviting  retired  business leaders, journalists, trade and business lawyers,  evaluators and experts in commercialization to join  its volunteer  “Experienced Patron Panel.”

According to a CoP news release, the virtual panel aims at  helping entrepreneurs with African and Caribbean roots ” to overcome the challenges of sparse network and lack of experience in growing big businesses.”

Retirees are called upon to share ” their  experience and network with the present and next generation of entrepreneurs”, the release said.

 The “Experienced Patron Panel ”  goes  beyond mentoring to actual patronage without any cash outlay, the release pointed out.

It ‘s part of the response for helping to” build the capacity of Black and Caribbean businesses.”

The Panel was initiated by Magate Wildhorse Ltd but will now  be implemented by the CoP under  the  Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI).

Retirees who are interested in joining the Panel are asked to submit their names, contact information, professional profiles and CVs to magate.wildhorse@gmail.com