The Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT) offers a unique opportunity for Guyanese and non-Guyanese, in and outside of the country, to support independent projects that advance society via economic and workforce development. By connecting with the GEDT, supporters enable the organization to reach those independent individuals and organizations working toward the advancement of Guyana.
Entrepreneurship is a source of economic growth. The Guyana Innovation Prize offers pre-seed funding to commercially viable and scalable ideas.
The Innovation Prize is an application-based, competitive year-long fellowship that consists of training and coaching, among other unique features, all designed to cultivate the skills to run successful enterprises.
The Guyana Innovation Prize program awards selected Fellows with pre-seed grant funds to bring their standout ideas to market, or to expand their operations.
The Guyana Innovation Prize is an annual program, and applications open each Spring.
Through GEDT’s new website and YouTube channel, the bright and breakthrough ideas of Guyanese in Guyana, as well as the impact of GEDT’s programs can be easily accessed.
Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) are ready to scale their operations and provide jobs. They possess a minimum viable product, interested customers, solid processes, and significant potential. What they lack, however, is access to growth (versus startup) capital, an experienced professional management team, and access to a strong business network. The GEDT small business accelerator and Executive Volunteer Corps projects provide technical, next-level management support, plus capital, to help accelerate small businesses that are on the cusp of growth.