UWI Ventures Limited is a wholly owned UWI holding company that includes a for-profit company, formed to support and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. It leverages The UWI Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem as well as our not-for-profit entity. Both are incorporated to raise funds and support so as to drive development of the for-profit entity.
UWI Ventures Limited is lean, agile, and entrepreneurial. It identifies and develops entrepreneurs / start-ups and commercialises intellectual property to become globally competitive. We do this by strategically resourcing and investing in business units and start-ups that can positively impact local and regional socio-economic development.
Our virtual business platform is a fully integrated entrepreneurship ecosystem service provider delivering 24/7 365 access to our holding company and its partners facilitated by VenturesApp. UWI Ventures ecosystem include St. Augustine Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (StACIE), Entrepreneurship Unit (EU) and, by extension, Faculties, Centres, and Institutes. Using the VenturesApp, we support alumni, staff, students, UWI Faculties and the public in their drive to be innovators and/or entrepreneurs in viable high-value start-ups.