Strengthening Innovative Entrepreneurship

República Dominicana
Project completed


On September 15, 2019, an agreement was signed between AES Gasoducto del Este Dominican Republic and The Trust for the Americas / OAS to contribute to strengthening the entrepreneurial and essential skills of young people and adults who are developing entrepreneurship in the municipalities of Boca Chica, Guayacanes and Quisqueya in the Dominican Republic. Through the implementation of a Comprehensive Training Strategy and Generation of Economic Opportunities focused on actions towards the needs of the territory, addressing trade in the digital age, solutions to increase sales of medium and small businesses and strengths and characteristics of project participants in social and/or economic entrepreneurship. 

Project purpose

To deliver training in entrepreneurship skills - through the Business Model CANVAS - to at least 50 NGO representatives from the Boca Chica, Guayacanes, and Quisqueya community.

Project goals

50 Entrepreneurs trained through the Business Model CANVA.

30 entrepreneurial initiative advised with personalized mentoring.

30 entrepreneurial initiative are to participate in the Pitch Event hosted by The Trust.

10 entrepreneurial initiatives are to receive economic incentives for its strengthening and sustainability.

Main achievements

155 Entrepreneurs from the community of Boca Chica, Guayacanes and Quisqueya in Dominican Republican strengthened their business skills.
155 Entrepreneurs received personalized mentoring to structure their CANVAS Business Model
155 Entrepreneurs inisitiatives presented their Business Models at the entrepreneurship Event and Pitch Tank
31 Entrepreneurship projects received economic incentive to strengthen their Ventures.


Social Diagnosis.

Interviews, online surveys, and others.

Project Promotion and Disemination Strategy.

Community meeting and local media.

On-site Training,
Online consulting and monitoring.

Use of the Whatsapp and Facebook platforms.

Entrepreneurship and Pitch Event.
Follow-up, monitoring and systematization of results.

Strategic partners

Which of the following SDGS (Sustainable Development Goals) this project support?