Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?
We plan to expand the transportation network to the entire Caribbean region and eventually even to North America (there is already an emissions free project to take goods from the Caribbean to Europe) by getting a larger boat, as well as creating a system/ network to utilize other existing sailors who travel the Caribbean by sailboat to transport cargo in their sailboat while they cruise the Caribbean. This way, the transport is not just limited to one boat, but can operate with a plethora of boats that are sailing through the Caribbean.
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
The project aims to be financially sustainable by the first years end. Money will be made through the delivery of goods from island to island and the land based distribution of the on-sea transported goods. We are also considering including 'paid internships' where people pay to be part of the sailing delivery team while learning to sail as well as being able to travel carbon free between the Caribbean islands.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I have been sailing for 26 years, and possess a danish captains sailing license. I was part of a pioneering collaborative that put together the initial exploratory sailing trip connecting Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago transporting coconut oil, sundried products, and cheeses between the islands. I live in a homestead community that practices organic farming with regular farm to table dinners, permaculture courses, and community buildin