SLUDTERA Hosted Four Events in Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021
SLUDTERA joined 20,000 organizations helping entrepreneurs transform ideas into action during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021.
Mylica
Amedee
16 Nov 2021

Castries, St. Lucia – November 15, 2021 – SLUDTERA celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) from November 8-14 by hosting four events:

GEW is an international movement, powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.  

“The closing of so many businesses and the loss of jobs brought on by COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for those of us in a position to help,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEN. “This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are celebrating some of the world’s most creative, innovative, and resilient citizens – and supporting them to become part of a better, more sustainable, and more equitable post-pandemic world.” 

Each November, GEW celebrates and empowers millions of entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world – especially individuals who face barriers or who have never considered the idea of launching a startup. Globally, more than 10 million people take part in thousands of activities, competitions, and events that inspire them to act and give them the knowledge, experience, and connections they need to succeed. 

“I am exhilarated that St. Lucia has taken the initiative to be part of GEW," said Mylica Amedee, Executive member of SLUDTERA. "GEW is a program dear to my heart being an entrepreneur myself. This is a platform where any entrepreneur, be it by themself or in collaboration, can show the world what we have to offer. In these trying times, I find that there are too many brilliant minds hiding away afraid to show the world what they have to offer. Be a part of this moment, you won't be connected for just one week but a lifetime.” 

Cross-Caribbean Startup Huddle: St. Lucia & St. Kitts & Nevis  

Cross-Caribbean Startup Huddle was an official activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international movement to empower entrepreneurs and help make it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale their businesses. SLUDTERA, the umbrella of Start Up Huddle St. Lucia has crossed the waters and joined forces with St. Kitts and Nevis to broaden the spectrum. Under the theme #GEWEcosystems, on Wednesday, November 10, at 6 pm, attendees listened to presentations by Shevon Anatole SHEVY-Q out of St. Lucia, and  Akeima James with his dad Mr. Anthony Mills FS Solutions out of St. Kitts & Nevis where the audience could play their part in offering advice, providing feedback and also sharing resources and information in an effort to help these business ventures succeed.

Missed the event? Watch the recording

The 3rd Annual Startup Huddle St. Lucia Awards  

St. Lucia is the first island in the Western Hemisphere to launch and host a Startup Huddle chapter. SLUDTERA welcomed the opportunity to introduce this program to the entrepreneurial communities in St. Lucia, the wider Caribbean and in Latin America because there was a need to nurture entrepreneurs in being able to elevate their pitch and have people understand what they do and some of the challenges they have had in building their businesses. In recognising that it wouldn't be possible without the help of so many, under the theme #GEWEcosystems,SLUDTERA hosted their 3rd Annual Appreciation Awards ceremony during Global Entrepreneurship Week on Wednesday, November 10 at 8 pm. The awards honored past presenters, ambassadors, team members, partners and sponsors who have contributed to this initiative and the community at large. 

Missed the event? Watch the recording.

The Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) St. Lucia Champions Symposium  

The Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) is more than just a pitch competition. It gives everyone who enters access to knowledge, networks and for some, the capital they need to start or scale their companies. Under the theme #GEWEducation, SLUDTERA saw the need to introduce this to St. Lucia and hosted the EWC St. Lucia Champions Symposium which took place virtually on Friday, November 12 at 11 am. Attendees had the opportunity to meet EWC Champions from St. Lucia from 2019 to 2021 and learn about their award-winning ventures and what they are up to now since winning. One of the judges who participated in the competition was also featured along with a special invited guest.

Missed the event? Watch the full interviews here

The AWE St. Lucia LISVALU Women’s Talk  

Under the theme #GEWInclusion in celebration of #GEW2021, SLUDTERA partnered with LISVALU to host the virtual event AWE St. Lucia LISVALU Women’s Talk that took take place on Sunday, November 14 at 2 pm AST.  LISVALU provides a three-course program called GROW, GROWING, and GROWN, which is geared towards businesswomen, women entrepreneurs, young girls, women of abusive relationships, and women who need a better way of thinking and feeling to help improve self-worth and self-esteem, from  St. Lucia, across the Caribbean, and the globe. Four women were featured giving their testimony on their coaching in their personal and professional lives. 

Missed the event? Watch the recording.   

SLUDTERA would like to officially thank the sponsor of our Global Entrepreneurship Week St. Lucia 2021 activities: the Taiwan Embassy in Saint Lucia. Additionally, we would like to thank the Global Entrepreneurship Network (HQ), the Trophy Center, Your Startup Advisor, and the Caribbean Wome’s Expo for their in-kind support. Thank you to Radio Caribbean International who provided a radio platform to talk about the events, thanks to the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce. Listen to the radio interview

For more information on our events, kindly see the details below. 

Media Contacts:  

Shadia Adonis, Secretary  Isaiah Lorde, Public Relations Officer 

SLUDTERA  SLUDTERA 

sadonis.sludera@gmail.com   ziahlorde@gmail.com  

Cc: sludtera@gmail.com  Cc: sludtera@gmail.com 

About SLUDTERA  

We are a social enterprise, Sourcing, Connecting, and Empowering, youth, the unemployed, and Entrepreneurs through Education, Training, and Entrepreneurship. We work in collaboration with individual entrepreneurs, businesses, units of government, educational institutions, labor, and community-based organizations. 

About GEN 

The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 200 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. 

Mylica Amedee

treasurer | SLUDTERA