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Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016 to be held in Belmopan

Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2016. 12:43 p.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: The University of Belize (UB), Belmopan Campus in collaboration with the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC-Belize), a unit of Beltraide, will hold its third annual Entrepreneurship Symposium on November 14 at 1:30 p.m.


The symposium is an annual event observed as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Belize is one of the 162 members of the GEW Network


Each year during the third week of November, Belize joins the rest of the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week – a week when member countries organize several activities to inspire individuals to explore their potential to become entrepreneurs. UB and Beltraide see it fit to join in such an endeavor to promote young entrepreneurs.


The symposium this year will be held at the George Price Centre for Peace and Development, Belmopan, under the theme: “Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of a Nation”. It will include various presentations by young Belizean entrepreneurs, who will present a synopsis of their projects as well as success stories and challenges faced by them during the establishment of their business ventures.


The event aims at bringing together key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, with the purpose of sharing ideas, creating awareness of existing and new business and investment opportunities, promoting innovation and building an entrepreneurship culture.


A large number of UB students as well as distinguished members of the business community will attend the symposium.


The event will include addresses by Dr Walter-Dean, Faculty of Management & Social Sciences, University of Belize, Shelly Usher, Owner and Manager of Builder’s Hardware, Rebecca Stirm, Designer at Rebecca Stirm Clothing Line, representatives of St Martin’s Credit Union, the Development Finance Corporation, Merwin Budram from TASBelize as well as officials from the Belmopan City Council and SBDCBelize among others.


There are several other events being held in Belize in connection with Global Entrepreneurship Week. These include the Green Tech Startup Boot camp from 11 – 13 November, the Business Hackathon, the Entrepreneurship Convention and the Launching of the Eco-system Work Plan all of these to be held on November 18.

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