This year, NCB, along with its partners, gave several prizes to Nation Builder Awards winners. All the programme nominees received a combination of cash, technical training and capacity building scholarships or marketing support.
The University of the West Indies:
1. One three-year scholarship to one employee of the company that won the top prize, the Nation Builder Award.
2. Provision of technical services to the Nation Builder and Innovation Award winner, valid for one year.
3. One Fujitsu tablet each and consultancy services for the winners of Innovation and Start-Up categories.
Jamaica Business Development Corporation
4. Development of a business and marketing plan for the Start-Up Award winner (valued $350,000).
5. One-year business monitoring support for up to three nominees.
6. Product development package to the NBA winner (valued $30,000).
7. Discounted packages for up to 10 of the award recipients.
8. Market access and exposure through JBDC's Things Jamaican Retail chain for up to two qualified nominees with product-related businesses. Note that recipients were subject to the relevant screening processes. (value $500,000)
9. Training for employees of nominees in a two-day workshop (one in each region) with employees of all award recipients.
10. Scholarship for employees of the NBA winner to attend HEART Trust/NTA.
11. Start-Up award recipient to avail of HEART business incubator services.
12. NCB to participate in the Incubator programme twice per year with talks on how to access and manage financing, tips on writing good business plans, etc.
13. Production workshops are also to be reviewed as an option.
13. $100,000 cash to the NBA category winner.
14. 1 Telephony solution to the NBA winner.
15 Four smartphones valued $25,000 each - Vision Awardees.
16. 12 months 8MD Business Internet Rental Rebate (valued at $48,000).
17. Three months free desktop video conferencing (valued at $63,000).
18. Two desktop computers (valued at $60,000).
- See more in tomorrow's TODAY section of The Gleaner.