Voices April - September 2023

10 30 April- September 2023 | VOICES Bi- Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica (L-R) Mr. Victor Clemetson, CEO, Door Step Jamaica Limited collects a certificate of merit from Technology Innovation Center Incubator Manager, Mrs. Andrea Bolton-Fyffe during the SME Accelerator graduation and awards ceremony on Friday, August 11, 2023 at LT 50, UTech, Jamaica, Papine Campus. JMMB Group and UTech, Jamaica Celebrate First Cohort of Graduates from SME Accelerator Programme The first execution of the JMMB Group SME Accelerator Programme in partnership with the University of Technology, Jamaica’s Technology Innovation Centre (TIC), culminated with a client graduation and awards ceremony on Friday, August 11, 2023. The official ceremony at the university’s Papine Campus. Established in November 2021, through a five-year agreement between the JMMB Group SME Resource Centre and UTech, Jamaica’s TIC, the initiative was designed to provide capacity building training and support services to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago-based Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs), aiming to scale and grow their businesses. It forms part of the strategic move by the JMMB Group to bring value added financial partnership, resources and innovative financial solutions to MSME clients. The initiative welcomed sole trader, partnership, and limited liability MSMEs operating for two or more years. Mr. Prince Graham-Haynes, Head, Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship Ethics & Leadership (JDSEEL), regarded the programme as being “very important as it brings to our participants, cutting-edge information in areas such as governance, taxation and compliance, copyright and trademark, project management, financing of businesses among other things.” He pointed to the authenticity of the initiative stating, “this programme is unique” and is being presented “by trained practitioners in the field.”