8 episodes

UpTick brings you conversations with the Caribbean entrepreneurs & 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.

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    • Entrepreneurship

UpTick brings you conversations with the Caribbean entrepreneurs & 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.

    Chandra Maharaj: Chandra Maharaj Designs | Trinidad and Tobago

    Chandra Maharaj: Chandra Maharaj Designs | Trinidad and Tobago

    In this episode of UpTick, you'll learn how a desire to create a lifestyle fashion brand grounded in customer love and a commitment to community and ethics drives Chandra Maharaj, founder of Chandra Maharaj Designs.


    You'll learn:


    How Chandra, a citizen of the world approaches reinvention, brand extension and why she isn't afraid to follow her gut and commit even when others say she should do otherwise.


    Why being authentic and customer-focused in all she does, can lead to sustainable business success

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Kathryn Nurse: Immortelle Beauty | Trinidad & Tobago

    Kathryn Nurse: Immortelle Beauty | Trinidad & Tobago

    Kathryn Nurse is the founder of Immortelle Beauty. She is a cosmetic chemist that has created a luxury brand and product that customers love! In this episode, you'll find out...


    How her fervent belief that Caribbean people can create, market and distribute luxury product has fuelled her


    How she blends her personal brand with content and storytelling to build an ongoing customer relationship


    Why she believes that brands must create consistent experiences across all touch points


    How she's adapting to the new challenges thrown at her by the Covid-19 pandemic


    How she finds balance as she juggles multiple roles that comes with being an entrepreneur

    • 51 min
    Ria Ramoutar: Lola's Food Company | Trinidad & Tobago

    Ria Ramoutar: Lola's Food Company | Trinidad & Tobago

    Ria Ramoutar is the founder of Lola's Food Company. She is an entrepreneur who jumped from a career in the environmental field to go full force into the world of entrepreneurship in the food and restaurant business.


    In this episode, you'll discover how she's been building a business that's founded up authenticity, uniqueness and ensuring customers feel like family.

    • 47 min
    Aldwyn Wayne: WiPAY | Trinidad & Tobago

    Aldwyn Wayne: WiPAY | Trinidad & Tobago

    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.

    You'll learn about:

    How he became a serial entrepreneur
    How he's been working to solve one of our region's greatest challenges through WiPay
    His unique concept of money
    How he spots and goes after opportunities
    Why he doesn't believe in selling to people but rather, solving their problems and always delivering value

    • 35 min
    Alpha Sennon of WHYFARM | Trinidad & Tobago

    Alpha Sennon of WHYFARM | Trinidad & Tobago

    Alpha has one of the biggest most expansive visions of any entrepreneur that we've interviewed: Namely, how to create a generation of food feeders who will feed the 9 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 / Coronavirus


    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 Why

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sophia Stone: Caribbean Cure | Trinidad & Tobago

    Sophia Stone: Caribbean Cure | Trinidad & Tobago

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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