FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. John’s, Antigua, 10 January 2019 – Ms. Sandra Baptist, FCCA, Chartered Director and CEO and Managing Director of PACCS Inc. and the founder of the Antigua Barbuda Association of Small Business Owners, has been duly appointed the post of Regional Representative of Faster Capital.
Baptist stated, “I am truly honoured and delighted to be the Regional Representative of FasterCapital. As an entrepreneur, I know that there are challenges faced by aspiring or new entrepreneurs with regards to capital and cash flow management, especially in the start up phase of the business. It is my aim to assist local and regional startups with getting financial aid and funding through FasterCapital in order to grow and develop the businesses of their dreams.”
Ms. Baptist is also the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Antigua Barbuda world Ambassador and is an entrepreneurial financial strategist. Sandra is a Certified Business Coach, a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Advisor, a Certified LivePlan Expert Advisor and a Profit First Certified Professional. This means she and her team can guide CEO’s and Entrepreneurs to catapult their businesses to the highest levels of profitability.
FasterCapital is a virtual incubator based in Dubai Internet City and focuses on aiding IT startups through their acceleration and incubation programs. FasterCapital was established in 2010 and currently has 20 incubated startups that graduated and are now fully functional, there are more than 267 startups in the acceleration program and an additional 288 regional partners and 199 offices worldwide.
FasterCapital has multiple rounds of funding per year, during each of which they will be selecting startups that can be accelerated or incubated.
How to get funded?
In the acceleration program, the startup can use the resources provided by FasterCapital such as mentorship, marketing study, feasibility study, technical consultation, new sales channels and financing. For financing, we will be helping the startup to improve how it presents itself, pitch it in front of our investor networks and get their feedback to the startup. In case there is an interest, the founders will get a direct call from the investor. Our acceleration program provide non-exclusive contract to startups, i.e. entrepreneurs can still raise capital on their own!
Our goal is to help non-technical entrepreneurs build a successful technical start-up, thereby allowing the start-ups founders to focus on other key areas, such as refining their products/services, focusing on business development, sales and other important non-technical aspects. The incubation program is also open for technical entrepreneurs who don’t have a full team to build the product. We work on our unique model: co-founding and co-funding. Simply it means that FasterCapital will become a technical co-founder for the startup and will build its products from A-Z. We will also be ready to invest 50% (or in some cases more) of the capital needed and invest in the startup (even from the idea stage). Of course acting as a co-founder is not limited only to development but rather to thinking about the startup, its market, products and how we can improve the chances of the startup to be successful and generate income.
If you are interested in either the Accelerated Program or the Incubation Program at FasterCapital, please contact Sandra Baptistvia email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or via office at: 1 268 734 1084.