ACTION Hosts International Incubator Visitor from Trinidad and Tobago

October 15, 2015

ACTION was pleased to host Candace Brathwaite, an educator and entrepreneur from Trinidad and Tobago, on her US visit to the Institute for Energy and Sustainability (IES) in Worcester, MA, and Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA. Ms. Brathwaite, a graduate of Babson College’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business, trains and a coaches students at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to become entrepreneurs.

She also manages a virtual business incubator in the Caribbean, while working to establish an incubator facility in Sustainability and Renewable Energy in Tobago. Ms. Brathwaite’s team has been visiting cleantech incubator facilities across the US and Canada to explore various incubator models that will inform the development of the Tobago incubator facility. Ms. Brathwaite was eager to meet Joe Bush, Executive Director at IES to discuss his plans to transform the current virtual incubator model to a brick-and-mortar facility. She was especially pleased to visit IES’s new location within the Printer’s Building in Worcester, and learn of its history, a former shared space for printing companies in the 1800’s. Later in the day, Ms. Brathwaite visited Greentown Labs for a tour of the co-working and prototyping space and to learn about Greentown’s incubator model. We wish Trinidad and Tobago success in developing its cleantech incubator and are happy to assist (and visit!).