Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision, an ICT and Spatial Technologies company with offices in Jamaica and Guyana. She is an internationally renowned GIS Professional (GISP) and Policy Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in the geospatial field. Ms Grant is currently the President of the Women Entrepreneurs Network of the Caribbean, Guyana Chapter and Chairman of the Small Business Council (Guyana).
Ms Grant is the holder of a BSc degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and an MSc in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University. Valrie pioneered the formation of the Caribbean Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Chapter and is the chapter’s current President.
She has received several awards, including the Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2015 and now serves as a brand ambassador for Commonwealth Business Women. As a WINC AP facilitator and the Commonwealth Business Woman Ambassador, her Flagship initiative dubbed FundRiseHER™ is geared towards fostering capital access for women entrepreneurs in the Caribbean. FundRiseHER™’s aim is to raise $1 million grant funding through a global rewards-based crowdfunding campaign by 10 participating Caribbean territories for the benefit of 50 women entrepreneurs.