3Sixty Takes Top Prize for St. Lucia EWC 2021 Finals
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3Sixty will advance to the next round and compete at the EWC Caribbean Finals for a slot in the top 100 at the EWC Global Finals in November.
22 Jul 2021

Castries, St. Lucia – 3Sixty, a startup that is the first and only B to B local to VR Tour Company which will provide 360 degree virtual tours for an immersive VR experience, captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Castries, St. Lucia. For the very first time, the National winner also captured the People’s Choice Champion title.

Founder, Kissia Peter of 3Sixty, captured US$100K in perks from Global Partners in addition to over US$30,000 in perks from local and regional partners. She advances to the next round of the global competition which is EWC Caribbean, where she will compete against national winners from other Caribbean islands.

“Wow I just can’t believe it,” said Peter. “For the People’s Choice Champion I wasn’t expecting that”, she laughed feeling overwhelmed with happy disbelief.

The award ceremony for Entrepreneurship World Cup St. Lucia was held on Thursday July 15th 2021 at the Invest Saint Lucia Conference Room. It was streamed live via the EWC platform on One Valley and via Zoom.

3Sixty is a startup which offers a unique marketing tool that no one else is offering. Using VR tours Booth persons are able to access many VR tours in one location.  Using VR  technology  gives persons a more immersive experience of a Virtual tour, where they can look in all directions just as they would in real life.

In preparation for the EWC Caribbean Regional Competition, 3Sixty will participate in an acceleration program which features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory. 

3Sixty emerged victorious from a pool of 44 contestants who applied – each receiving access to free virtual training services and up to US$25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level. 

Other finalists at EWC St. Lucia included: 

  • Ed-Telligent from Laborie, a startup that provides serious video games that will allow students to acquire and or practice skills and knowledge from the high school curriculum.
  • Norbert’s Educational Resource Development (N.E.R.D.) Enterprises from Mon Repos, a startup that creates educational materials to enhance learning. We also offer training, consultancy and coaching services to businesses and schools that wish to incorporate a sustainable model within their day to day operations or curriculum 
  • Simple Innovations & Solutions (S.I.S.) from Gros Islet, a startup that specializes in tracking and managing systems that uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Bluetooth and GPS technologies for medium to large companies. Items that can be tracked/managed are documents, tools, retail goods, vehicles and much more.
  • Vegan Avenue from Rodney Bay, a startup that provides smoothies, sea moss , healthy meals and guidelines to help persons 2 years to senior citizens. We aim to reach the wider population partnering with organizations and institutions to help with the health issues in our society and the world today. 

List of prizes for the Finalists:

National Winner Prizes awarded to 3Sixty:

1. Prizes awarded by EWC Global partners valued at US$100,000 plus US$25,000 in perks on the EWC Platform to use towards the business, and access to Accelerate 2 at EWC.
2. Access to the brand dossier online program by Hanna Fitz. This is valued at US$977. 
3. Services from Your Startup Advisor by Michelle N. Samuel valued at US$1,900.  
4. Services from Evolution Public Relations Management by Vanetta Phillip valued at US$1,000.  
5. Prizes from GEN Caribbean partners valued at over US$25,000. 
6. Six months free membership with SLUDTERA which is valued at US$132.

National 1st Runner Up Prizes awarded to Ed-Telligent:

1. US$25,000 in perks on the EWC Platform to use towards the business. 
2. Services from Blu Media Marketing by Sharine Joseph valued at US$1,000.  
3. Three months free membership with SLUDTERA, EWC St. Lucia Organizer valued at US$132. 

National 2nd Runner Up Prizes awarded to Norbert’s Educational Resource Development (N.E.R.D.):

1. US$25,000 in perks on the EWC Platform to use towards the business. 
2. Services from P1 Marketing Solutions by Phil Henderson valued at US$1,000.  
3. Three months free membership with SLUDTERA, EWC St. Lucia Organizer valued at US$132. 

National People’s Choice Champion Prizes awarded to 3Sixty:

1. Services from Your Startup Advisor by Michelle N. Samuel valued at US$1,900.  
2. Three months free membership with SLUDTERA, EWC St. Lucia Organizer valued at US$132. 

Sponsors and partners were:

  • Evolution Public Relations Management
  • Taiwan Embassy in Saint Lucia
  • Your Startup Advisor
  • P1 Marketing Solutions
  • Blu Media Marketing
  • Hanna Fitz
  • Center of Excellence and Sustainable Livelihoods (C.O.E.S.L.)
  • GEN Caribbean
  • CEFE Caribbean
  • Upshift Global
  • SLUDTERA
  • Startup Huddle St. Lucia
  • Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) St. Lucia
  • Invest Saint Lucia
  • BOOST Saint Lucia
  • The Trophy Center
  • Small Business Development Center (S.B.D.C.)

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This article was originally published on SLUDTERA, a platform of programs and initiatives run by Michelle N. Samuel, Entrepreneurship World Cup National Organizer in St. Lucia.