Mandeville, Manchester — The Northern Caribbean University (NCU)- based team Guardana has this year placed sixth in the world when they presented at the International Business Model Competition, held in Washington DC, in the United States, on April 29 and 30.
In 2014, during the outbreak of the chikungunya virus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the team saw the opportunity to start the production of a DEET-free mosquito repellant called Guard, the product with which they entered the competition.
The International Business Model Competition (IBMC) is the first and largest, lean, start-up competition in the world, which aims to educate and inspire smarter and more successful entrepreneurs. This year, 5,000 teams from 200 schools from all over the world participated in the competition. Of that number, 42 teams were given the opportunity to present their business models — Guardana being one of them.