The Entrepreneurship Unit

The Entrepreneurship Unit is a campus-wide support unit that operates under the Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences. Its primary purpose is to promote and support innovation and entrepreneurship development through coaching, training, networking and mentorship to all UWI students, staff, alumni and the general public. Its role within The UWI Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem is to progress commercially viable proposals through the required steps along the I&E ecosystem towards eventually achieving a successful financial agreement with UWI Ventures Limited.

Our main clients include


Creators of new technologies,
systems, processes or artistic ideas


Persons seeking to commercialise
new ideas, methods or products


Founders, social entrepreneurs,
business owners, start-ups

Our key stakeholders include

The UWI Students, Faculty Lecturers and Technical Support Staff, General Admin Staff and UWI Alumni
The UWI I&E Ecosystem (StACIE, UWI Ventures Limited and Faculty I&E representatives)
External Stakeholders (Government Programmes, Credit Unions, Industry experts, Private Sector Businesses etc.)
Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Financial Partners (NGC)

Our Goals

  • Support the successful commercialisation of our clients’ business ideas
  • Assist our clients in achieving operational start up, stability and sustained growth
  • Support the development of a pipeline of viable leads for uptake into The UWI I&E Ecosystem
  • Promote the development of a robust community of globally competitive small and medium enterprises.

Entrepreneurship Unit Services

  • Entrepreneurship Training
  • One-on-one and personalised entrepreneurship / business coaching
  • Business Plan development and consulting
  • Cash flow planning and management planning and consulting
  • Network Development support
  • Concept development coaching
  • Company formation coaching
  • Virtual Incubation (Through The UWI Ventures Limited I&E Digital Environment)
  • Export Development coaching

Contact Information

Julian P. Henry – Programme Manager
The Entrepreneurship Unit
Department of Management Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Tel: 1(868) 662-2002 ext. 85369