12 Apr 2019

Following intense pitch training and a packed program six startups qualified to participate in the final battle of the 2019 Get In The Ring St Lucia Competition at the Caribbean Cinemas on March 28th 2019. Mr. Gilland Avril of Ngage and Caleb Jallim of Fleek It started off the battles with Amy Antoine of T & A Household Décor battling Martin Hanna of Penny Pinch and in the third battle Sherman Sidonie of Saveur St Lucia squared off   with Vernon Jean – Easy Click Solutions.  After a night of tough competition the top three finalists were Gilland Avril of Ngage, Sherman Sidonie of Saveur St Lucia and Martin Hanna of Penny Pinch.

Gilland Avril, the creator of an Augmented Reality App called Peek-a-boo emerged winner of the 2019 GET IN THE RING St. Lucia leg and will now represent St. Lucia at the Global Meet-up in Berlin Germany this June.

“Get in the Ring” is a global startup pitching competition that challenges teams from around the world in a fast paced match, held in a boxing ring. The competition specifically targets start-ups (0-8 years) that are scalable and innovative and is poised to be staged as a made for TV production, showcasing the talent and economic viability of the participants. No cash prize will be given to participants; however, the winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Berlin in June 2019 for the Global Meetup.

The Get in the Ring Foundation is an organization that gives startups a fun and global podium to make valuable connections to start, grow and scale up their business.  The event is known for its innovative format where startups literally face off in a boxing ring. A battle between 2 startups consists of 5 30-second rounds about the team, achievements, business model & market, financials & proposition and freestyle. The Get In Ring St. Lucia seeks to focus on the holistic development of entrepreneurs and as such compiled an intense yet impactful program for participants.  

Host organization The St Lucia Chamber of Commerce expresses its gratitude to the mentors, adjudicators, partners, agencies and volunteers who provided support to the 2019 Get In The Ring St Lucia Competition. We continue to seek support and invite you to partner with this annual global pitching event by calling 4523165 or email For a comprehensive look go to the facebook page for photos and updates.