GEW 2020; A Virtual Series!

Activity Description

From Monday 16th November 2020 to Sunday 22nd November 2020, St. Lucia will join the rest of the world in commemorating the 13th anniversary of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). GEW is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Each November, during one week, entrepreneurs and innovators around the world celebrate with activities designed to bring like-minded people together! This year’s celebration will be under the theme #GEWInclusion.

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is proud to be part of this global entrepreneurship movement. As the host organization, the Chamber continues on its mandate to provide platforms for aspiring young entrepreneurs who will launch startups that bring ideas to life, foster economic prosperity and job creation.

Friday 13th November 2020 will see the official launch of the 2020 Intuit Innovation Challenge. Formerly known as the DECA Idea Challenge, the challenge affords students across the island and around the world to transform the identified mystery item into a useful product.

The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture is pleased to announce the hosting of its virtual series for GEW 2020. In our efforts to remain compliant and adherent to national protocols and safety guidelines, the Chamber, together with its partner organizations has chosen to fashion all activities into virtual sessions. The weeklong series will feature experienced and well-informed individuals who have an appreciation for the initiative that is GEW and understand how it fits into the Chamber’s overriding aim of creating avenues for young entrepreneurs.

 Calendared Activities for the recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 are as follows:

  •  Monday 16th November, 2020 – How To Attract The Attention of Investors with Mr. Ged Alexander, Founder and CEO of Shela Pitch
  •  Tuesday 17th November, 2020 – Virtual “Sit Down” with Get In The Ring St. Lucia 2020 Finalists
  •  Wednesday 18th November, 2020 – Your Health, “Your Business” with Dr. Blayne Bacchus of the St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association
  •  Thursday 19th November, 2020 – Who Are You? The Dynamics of Business vs. Branding with  Ms. Louise Victor, Chief Brand Strategist of Oceans Brand Consulting
  •  Thursday 19th November, 2020 – Online Business, E-Commerce and a Digital Currency presented by Boost Saint Lucia.

 Registration details for all sessions can be sourced through our GEW Saint Lucia Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages. For any further information, please contact the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture by calling 1 (758) 452 3165 or email: gewslu@gmail.com.

  

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEN helps people in 160 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, accelerating innovation and strengthening economic stability around the world. Ranging from efforts to inspire and educate nascent entrepreneurs to advancing research and connecting global leaders in person, GEN operates in all types of economies and cultures.