Sunday 21 July, 2019

Local entrepreneurs get lessons at New Fortress Energy workshop

Brown University entrepreneur professor, Danny Warshay (standing) in discussion with several of the entrepreneurs at the workshop on Monday. (PHOTOS: Llewellyn Wynter)

Brown University entrepreneur professor, Danny Warshay (standing) in discussion with several of the entrepreneurs at the workshop on Monday. (PHOTOS: Llewellyn Wynter)

A group of local entrepreneurs were given hands-on guidance on Monday at three separate workshops throughout the day, organised by New Fortress Energy along with the University of the West Indies (UWI) and US-based Brown University.

The workshops were split into three, with the first two taking place at the Mona School Of Business, UWI and the third at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, with Brown University's entrepreneur professor, Danny Warshay conducting all three.

According to managing director of public affairs of New Fortress Energy, Jake Suski, the workshop was part of the company's effort to help stimulate the Jamaican business environment. Suski said the three workshops had approximately 200 participants.

He said, New Fortress Energy's founder, Wes Edens is a board member of Brown University and took the opportunity to ask Warshay to present to interested individuals.

Suski said, "he (Edens) saw so much economic potential in Jamaica and now that we are investing in Jamaica and we have some great partnerships, we are looking at other ways to help grow and stimulate the economy.

"This will help to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and other businesses to grow, which will be better for the overall economy of Jamaica, that we are heavily invested in," Suski said, intimating that it will be an ongoing process.

New Fortress Energy has been working with a number of Jamaican companies, including Red Stripe and Jamaica Public Service (JPS) to help to lower their electricity costs, by using LNG.

The company is also working with the UWI at the school of engineering, teaching students to handle fuels like LNG and biogenic materials.

New Fortress Energy Entrepreneur Workshop

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