DYBT to observe Global Entrepreneurship Week

Kerry-Ann Remie is coordinator of DYBT
Kerry-Ann Remie is coordinator of DYBT

The Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT) is gearing up to observe Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an activity designed to explore the potential of aspiring entrepreneurs.

The event which will be observed from November 14th to November 18th 2016 is an initiative of the Kauffman Foundation and Enterprise UK, and is promoted by the Youth Business International (YBI) network of which the DYBT is a member.

GEW is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job seekers

Coordinator of the DYBT, Kerry-Ann Remie said at a press conference held on Thursday that the DYBT will participate in various media activities to promote entrepreneurs and the work of the trust.

“On Tuesday, 15th November DYBT will collaborate with the junior 4-H Clubs to host the 4-H Choral Speech and Public Speaking Competition,” Remie said.

That activity is expected to take place at the Public Service Union Building from 9:00 am.

She said further that the flagship event of the week is the 12th DYBT graduation ceremony on Wednesday 16th, November at the Arawak House of Culture.

“Seventeen potential and existing entrepreneurs will receive certification for completing the one month entrepreneurial Development Programme Training…,” she said. “Thirty-eight entrepreneurs will also receive certification for quickbook Pro Training which was sponsors by the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM).”

Remie revealed that the male and female entrepreneur of the year as well as the Business Plan Innovation Award Winner will also be announced at that ceremony.

“On Thursday 17th November the DYBT collaborates with the Dominica State College to host the youth symposium under the theme: Dominica’s Culinary Tourism Experience-An Entrepreneurial Perspective,” she explained.

The activity will begin from 11:00 am.

Remie pointed out that a social networking event which will allow the entrepreneurs to sell their goods and services will take place also on November 17th from 6:00 pm.

“This activity termed ‘An Evening for Selling’ presents the opportunity for DYBT entrepreneurs to display their goods and services, distribute samples and connect with possible clients, mentors, and business support,” she stated.

She noted that “Shadow and Entrepreneur” Essay Competition which targeted young person’s between the ages 15-18 was held earlier this year and Sherian Alexander of the St Martin Secondary School won that competition.

According to Remie, Alexander will be given the opportunity to meet and shadow the entrepreneur which she wrote about, Herbert “Sukie” Winston.

The activity is carded for November 18. The venue has not yet been announced.

This year’s theme for GEW is “Emerging Entrepreneurship- Synergy and Strategy”.

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