Vice-President Meriton meets FemBioBiz winner | 09 November 2019
Vice-President Vincent Meriton met Maria Sullivan yesterday at State house where he congratulated the entrepreneur for her successes in the development of her cosmetic products.
Mrs Sullivan was the winner of the FemBioBiz Accelerator Programme which took place in Seychelles early this year. As the winner, she was selected to pitch her project at the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme in Cape Town, South Africa at SANBio (Southern Africa Network for Biosciences) last week whereby she competed against 8 participants from 8 different countries and won first prize.
The vice-president presented Mrs Sullivan with a certificate and assured her that the government will do its best to provide her with the proper channel for her business to grow.
“When I entered the competition my main goal was to get exposure and put my product out there, there is a vast international market for natural cosmetics as people are more conscious of what they put on their skin,” said Mrs Sullivan.
She added that certifications to export their products is their main obstacle however talks have commenced with international companies to start the process of getting certified.
“Mrs Sullivan’s success is the results of all her hard work throughout the years when she started at Senpa with her husband. She serves as a model for women entrepreneurs in Seychelles,” said Angelique Appoo, chief executive of Enterprise Seychelles Agency (ESA), who was also present during the meeting between Mrs Sullivan and Vice-President Meriton.
She added that ESA is pushing programmes towards entrepreneurs in Seychelles starting next year that will promote entrepreneurship in the country and promote new business.
She added that their main goal is to see innovation in new businesses.