Global En­trepreneur­ship Week 2015; Cel­e­bra­tion of En­teprise and En­tre­pre­neur­ial Peo­ple

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The cel­e­bra­tion of Global En­trepreneur­ship Week (GEW) 2015 held from 16th to 22nd Novem­ber, 2015 saw gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, en­trepreneur­ship ex­perts and the youth com­ing to­gether to dis­cuss ways to pro­mote startup ac­tiv­ity and en­cour­age higher lev­els of en­trepreneur­ship in Saint Lucia. From the call for re­vised reg­u­la­tory work ethics to changes to ex­ist­ing poli­cies, it be­came clear that en­trepreneur­ship ex­perts, cor­po­rate Saint Lucia and youth lead­ers re­sponded to the aim to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment for en­trepreneur­ship to flour­ish.

With ap­prox­i­mately 80 ac­tiv­i­ties, rang­ing from an Idea Gen­er­a­tion com­pe­ti­tion and mo­ti­va­tional ses­sions to a fash­ion com­pe­ti­tion and panel dis­cus­sions, it was ev­i­dent that GEW 2015 was in­deed suc­cess­ful in rais­ing aware­ness of en­trepreneur­ship among the youth. Many se­nior ex­ec­u­tives from the cor­po­rate com­mu­nity, plus young as well as sea­soned en­trepreneurs, showed their sup­port by men­tor­ing at the pri­mary, sec­ondary and ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions is­land­wide and host­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at their or­ga­ni­za­tions.

With seven days to achieve four goals it be­came vis­i­ble that the Saint Lu­cian pop­u­lace definitely re­sponded to the call by join­ing the global net­work to In­spire, Con­nect, Men­tor and En­gage in rais­ing the aware­ness of en­trepreneur­ship in our na­tion.

The St. Lucia Cham­ber of Commerce In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture ex­tends con­grat­u­la­tions and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all GEW part­ners for a suc­cess­ful GEW 2015.

Global En­trepreneur­ship Week is an ex­pand­ing plat­form for con­nec­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion that helps mil­lions of peo­ple un­leash their ideas and turn them into promis­ing new ven­tures—solv­ing global chal­lenges and strength­en­ing eco­nomic sta­bil­ity around the world. Dur­ing one week each Novem­ber, more than 25,000 events, ac­tiv­i­ties and com­pe­ti­tions in 140 coun­tries con­nect par­tic­i­pants to po­ten­tial col­lab­o­ra­tors, men­tors and even in­vestors.

Look out for the im­pact re­port on GEW 2015 – com­ing soon.

Mr. Brian Louisy at a GEW ac­tiv­ity.

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