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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016. 8:43 am CST.

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016. 8:41 a.m. CST.


By BBN Staff: On Monday, November 14, the 4th Annual Entrepreneurship Symposium was held at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan.  The building was packed with students from the University of Belize and Belizean entrepreneurs.

The event was a partnership between the Small Business Development Centre, Belize (SBDCBelize), a unit of Beltraide, and the University of Belize, Belmopan campus as part of activities in connection with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

The objective was to bring 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.

The theme this year was: “Entrepreneurship: The Foundation of a Nation”. It included various presentations by young Belizean entrepreneurs, who presented a synopsis of their projects as well as success stories and challenges faced by them during the establishment of their business ventures.

The event included addresses by Dr Walter-Dean, Faculty of Management & Social Sciences, University of Belize, Ms Shelly Usher, Owner and Manager of Builder’s Hardware, Ms 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.

Each year, during the 3rd 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.

Beltraide and UB saw it fit to join in such an endevour to promote young entrepreneurs.




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