News Archive, April 2019

April 28, 2019

For the second time since the inception of the National Business Model Competition (NBMC), a total of five local university teams, including this year’s national competition winner Ja Bio Plastics, will travel to Utah, United States, to defend Jamaica’s global championship and compete in the International Business Model Competition (IBMC) to be held between May 9 and 10.
The University of the West Indies’ Ja Bio Plastics team will showcase their winning presentation offering a natural alternative to non-biodegradable plastics by using plant matter to prepare a degradable, compostable, water soluble and edible…

April 3, 2019

Ja Bio Plastics, a student-entrepreneur team from the University of the West Indies, has emerged as the winner of the National Business Model Competition (NBMC), securing a cash prize of J$2m and an all-expense paid trip to defend Jamaica’s 2018 global championship at the upcoming International Business Model Competition (IBMC) at the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, United States.

The duo, comprising Jordon Freeman and Samantha Williams, made their winning presentation offering a natural, degradable and compactable alternative to single-use plastic to a panel of private-sector judges in the final…