The five finalists of the “Djok Start-Up” competition are known

This Tuesday, May 17, in the deliberation room of the town hall of Cayenne, the five finalist projects of the “Djok Start-Up” competition were presented.

Initially, there were 27 candidates, registered individually or in teams for the “Djok Start-Up” competition. As of Tuesday morning, the list of winners was made up of five projects. The grand finale of this competition is set for June 27, at exactly 7pm, at Encre de Cayenne.

The finalists of the “Djok Start Up” competition, gathered in the deliberation room of Cayenne town hall – EHA

“Djok Start-Up”

This contest aims to promote economic development in Guyana, but to encourage vocations and discover talents, to strengthen the local fabric of the economy. All participants are followed throughout the competition, and beyond, by professionals from the sectors: associations, public and private. A participatory kitty (available at will also be available to participants, to carry out their projects.

The training course lasts one month, and is divided into the following: an initial stage of “candidate discovery and communication”. The second step is about the “project idea”. Then came: “market research”, “financial forecasts”, “sources of financing”, and “business formalities”.

Anyone with a project to create business, or develop activities, can approach town hall services to participate.

The mayor of Cayenne – Sandra Trochimara – came to greet the finalists – EHA


Not all the carriers of the five finalist projects were present, this Tuesday morning in the deliberation room of the town hall of Cayenne. But don’t worry, here are the three finalist projects:

Recab Antoine (l) and Dirifo Kamill (r) – EHA

The first is that of Dirifo Kamill, Recab Antoine, and their partner Adriano. Their project is to set up a beverage delivery system (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), at home, at night. The idea came after a stay in France. For them, the market in Guyana is huge, especially since most stores close early, and this project could prevent some from driving “drunk”. They hope to complete this project in two to three months. Now, all they need is an authorization for take-out sales, the commissioning of a website, and the acquisition of a storage warehouse. According to them, the “Djok Start Up” competition allowed them to frame the project, save time and get to know people in the field of entrepreneurship.

The mayor of Cayenne – Sandra Trochimara – came to greet the finalists – EHA

The second project is that of Naïla James, a fashion designer and consultant from Guyana, and her two partners, Gaëlle and Karen Reschid. This project, named: The concept of the store “Les Cayennaises”, consists of creating a third place in the Guyanese capital, where we will find: a co-working space, a meeting space, a gaming space, a patisserie, a bar-restaurant, wellness area, fashion and design area, space reserved for pop-up shops, and why not: a sports area. The idea came from a need: to combine complementary activities in the same place, to create a professional, versatile, stimulating and friendly space. Naïla and her two partners expect to open third place in the coming weeks.

Loval Sylvama – EHA

The third project is that of Loval Sylvama. It consisted of creating an administrative and financial technical consulting company for the construction sector (and eventually for other sectors). Until recently, Loval was a work supervisor. That is how, after seeing a shortage of land, the idea of ​​launching such a project came to him. And it was by chance, in February, that he heard about the “Djok Start-Up” competition. Sylvama hopes to launch his company soon. Meanwhile, it’s the Salle de l’Encre, in Cayenne, that awaits him on June 27, for the grand finale of the “Djok Start-Up” competition.

More information to follow in France-Guyana.

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