by Donella Hosten
Grenadian entrepreneur Tamara Prosper, will be presenting her latest idea at the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 in St Kitts.
Prosper is the founder and mastermind behind the mobile app dubbed SENSI, which aims to promote healthy sexual well-being.
In an interview with NOW Grenada, Prosper noted the main purpose of SENSI is to take away the embarrassment for persons shopping for sensitive products such as condoms, birth control pills and pregnancy tests.
She believes that this app will reduce the “judgement” placed on persons shopping for such items, and she considers this to be “an ill.”
Using the app, the customer selects a product, and the message goes directly to their selected merchant. Using a QR code, the merchant pre-packages the item to be collected by the customer. According to Prosper, SENSI is expected to be free of cost to the customer, while merchants will have to pay a monthly subscription. SENSI will also include information about STIs and STDs along with snippets showing how to correctly put on a condom.
So far, she has spoken with 5 pharmacies and supermarkets, the Ministry of Health and TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), all of whom are excited about the idea.
Prosper is among 25 participants from the region who will be pitching their ideas to the PitchIT judges. 10 persons will be shortlisted, from which 5 winners will be chosen.
The finals are on Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 2 pm to 7 pm at Sir Cecil Jacobs Auditorium, ECCB, St Kitts. The winning team package includes a business accelerator with mentoring, training and networking, participation in an international pitch competition and US$5000.
Prosper stated that whether she wins or not, the app will still be developed. Potential customers can expect the app to be fully functional by October 2017.