Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off on Monday! It's the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. It's really exciting to see that young entrepreneurs and start ups are being taken a little more seriously here in Barbados, with more opportunities and funding available recently. Starting your own company is a huge feat (Correction - an ENORMOUS feat) and entrepreneurs can use all of the help they can get, especially during uncertain times like these. GEW Barbados still has a long way to go with their media outreach, especially if they're trying to get engage young people in these things. I had to search high and low for the following information, which is a pity because I know a lot of people would have loved to have been more involved in the process. I have high hopes for these organisers next year though :) Here's a list of some of the events that are taking place in Barbados next week, from workshops to networking and everything in between, thanks to the Barbados Youth Business Trust, TrepFest and the Barbados Small Business Association. If you know of any other events going on, please feel free to comment below! (Click on the links for more info):
Young entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of the Stock Exchange to the growth of their business.
Nov 18th - Weathering the storm - Adopt, adapt, adept
Forum for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who would learn how to ride out the recession with practical tips to remain in the game.
Nov 19th - Women's Entrepreneural Forum
An event geared to provide advise and support to female entrepreneurs - WOOP WOOP!
Nov 20th - Maximizing Networking for Business Success
Paul Altman, one of the most successful business men in Barbados, will speak to entrepreneurs business mentors and the partners about increasing business success through networking.
Nov 21st - Young Entrepreneurs Training
Experienced lecturer Tara Wilkinson-McClean will provide young entrepreneurs with information on how to improve their marketing through the use of social media.
Nov 21st - Lean Analytics Workshop with Alistair Croll
This workshop is based on the book 'Lean Analytics' written by Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz and is one in the series of books on the Lean Startup approach to business.
TrepFest is a 3-day series featuring three events: a Lean Analytics Workshop, a networking mixer and treppinOut:Unconference. The festival is launched by a series of Lean Startup Meetups hosted in association with Foo Café Barbados. Check them out on Facebook for more info!
I'll be Tweeting from all of the events I attend, so join in on the conversation @Skiptomalouuu using the #GEWBim2013