PRESS RELEASE – For the first time since the formation of Global Entrepreneurship week, Entrepreneurs from Micoud North and South will be celebrating Global Entrepreneurship week as part of the Scotiabank funded Bridging the Gap project with a special Branch Seminar on Friday 21st November 2014 at the Ti Rocher Micoud Multi Purpose Centre from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
This Branch Seminar will be held under the theme “Promoting Entrepreneurship in Rural Saint Lucia” is part is the Scotiabank funded Bridging the Gap project (BtG), CoESL and regional partners launched GEW 2014 on Monday the 17th in Barbados, joining hundreds of countries globally who are taking part in the November 17-23 activities.
The Bridging the Gap project aims to celebrate entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship. It serves as a way to create ties between Private Sector and Civil Society, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, as well as connect regional entrepreneurial development entities in an economic sustainable development triangle.
The BtG (Bridging the Gap) project has three (3) main activities:
* These are the regional launch;
* Early morning regional connector events which will be held during GEW, on different days, under separate themes by each country participating in the project;
* A series of regional business mentoring sessions which will start in February 2015. These business mentorship sessions are intended to facilitate a generational transfer of knowledge which will assist and guide young and mature entrepreneurs on how to prepare to launch a business and how to grow their business.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
GEW is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration—engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world.
The 10 Caribbean partners taking part in this project are GARD Center -Antigua, CoESL – Barbados, The Organization for Rural Development, Entrepreneurship of Women & Youth – St. Lucia, Constructive Solutions Inc. – St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Institute of Sustainable Livelihood Leadership & Exchange – Belize, Business Builders Immersion – Bahamas, Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Economic Development Limited – Jamaica, Dynamic Youths of Grenada – Grenada, Enabling Enterprise – Trinidad & Tobago and Beyond Timeless-St.Kitts & Nevis.
If any additional information is required please contact Ms. Christine Wilson at Tel: 7208838.