Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea- The top 14 business models have been selected out of the previous round of 25 contestants to move on to the next round of the WECREATE Challenge | PNG. Participants will compete for over invaluable business advice from coaches and judges throughout the competition.
The Top 14 semi-finalists are:
TRENDY CURTAINS/LILIAN NAMUNU
“Provide customized curtains for customers”
Sewing Curtains is my business idea. Establishing a business that other/customers depend on for my products/service gives me the opportunity to grow. With the building boom that’s happening in the city, it gives me the opportunity to secure business with my skills in sewing and the sewing machines I have, I am able to work from my home and build my business from there.
U’i-Tiki Fashion/LUANIA TEMU
‘Tailor made without the Tailor’
I own a small business specializing in women’s fashionable clothing ranging from resort wear to wedding attire. We are also the first online fashion boutique owned & operated by a PNG woman.
WILMALEI LTD/NANCY GEREGA
“Sustainable Textile waste solutions”
My business idea is to provide a sustainable green solution for pre-consumer and post-consumer textile waste in PNG through upcycling by creating one of a kind, stylish, modern and functional bags.
DINADE GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS/FLORENCE KUYEI
“Mapping Papua New Guinea”
Nationwide Database of Papua New Guinea that will include geographical information as the base map, geospatial information that will include infrastructure (health, education), population, towns and villages, roads and bridges and PNG Resources (agriculture, fisheries, oil & gas)
BOOKNET LTD/DESSIE BOPI
“Enlighten, Inspire, Empower”
My business idea is to Enlighten, Inspire and Empower students through reading materials. My big idea is to write, publish and supply reading materials to students at the elementary level through to secondary schools in PNG and in the Pacific in both public and private educational institutions.
TONOGU COMMUNICATIONS/THELMA N KAVANAMUR
“Providing your one stop shop for all your communication needs”
Tonogu Communications is a dynamic communications business that aims to be Papua New Guinea’s leading communications house with a brand that stands for excellence, integrity and creative innovation.
iMAKE PRODUCTS/CHRISTINE AMEUA
My business idea is aimed at producing an organic soaps and oils for personal hygiene.
SANTANA ONLINE GALLERY/MAUREEN SANTANA LESLEY
“You own a Legend”
I want to set up an online Art Gallery that sells arts from one of PNG’s Legend Artist, Larry Santana. Featuring his art on Online Art Gallery creates opportunities to sell his art both locally & internationally.
CURIOUS ART/GARONA G POSA
Provide quality copper beating art depicting PNG Culture to the Global Market.
FABtex PNG/Lynette B Pokas & Cynthia Chapman
“Fabulous Furnishing & Textiles”
The proposed business idea is for the designs and production of various textile choices. Our product is/or will be unique as its application is client driven, as a personalizes expression of themselves.
Delectable Delights/Alison Issac
“Simple but Tasty!”
To bake and sell specialized, themed homemade and affordable cakes and matching cupcakes for all occasions, especially Birthdays. Because it’s not just about the cake it’s about the experience.
ARTISAN CULTURE/SUSAN BAKANI
“Creating a value market for unique cultural products & product traceability to enable preservation of culture”
Encourage local women in Milne Bay to keep using their cultural skills to weaving mats, baskets, fans, sewing and provide them with resources to enable them to produce high quality items which are marketable, Brand the items and support them by purchasing these items and reselling to interested buyers with high quality locally made items either online.
ALL THINGS PNG/MILKA AKANE
An online store, selling traditional products and craft making experience from Papua New Guinea.
3ABCD TAILORING/DELOROSE N TRAWEN
My business plan and aim is to put all my designs together which I already did and to print them in rolls of fabrics. So not only I can do tailored made clothes in my designs but also be a fabric retailer. To sell fabrics to other small tailoring company like me at a reasonable price.