November 8, 2021 (Georgetown, Guyana) — !nnovate Guyana, which directs The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) – Guyana Chapter, will be hosting GEN’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) event virtually on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Guyana time for anyone interested in learning about startups and entrepreneurship in Guyana.
GEN is a platform of projects and programmes in 180+ countries that are aimed at making it easier for individuals, globally, to start and scale a business. For GEW, GEN Guyana will host a virtual Start-up Huddle themed “Guyana’s Evolving Startup Ecosystem: Innovation and the Role of Civil Society Business Support Organizations”.
This virtual presentation will feature four (4) Guyanese startup-founders who will pitch their science, technology and other innovative businesses to local and international audiences. The presenters include Guyana Innovation Prize Venture Fellows; and Vickacy Williams, Founder of Aurora and Jubilante Cutting, Founder Guyana Animation Network. Other speakers include: Nestle Vision-to-Reality Startup Competition Awardee, Crystal Charles, Founder of Enbio – a Sisal Production Business; and Together We Win Business Network – Stephanie Noble, Natural Hair and Skincare Products.
Additionally and importantly, the event will include a panel of Civil Society Business Support Organizations (BSOs), including leaders like Sancha Halley, CEO Of Ready Set Grow Consultancy, Onika Stellingburg, Director of Economic Development and the Linden Fund Guyana Inc., just to name a few. The panel will be discussing the evolving startup ecosystem in Guyana and the role of civil society business support organizations in its development. The pitches and panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.
The objective of this Start-up Huddle is to inspire innovators and entrepreneurs to engage in entrepreneurial activity, and to seek support from BSOs, all the while connecting them to resources to help grow their businesses.
To register, persons must register for the event through the link found here.
Connecting Guyana to the Global Startup Ecosystem – Operating in 180+ countries, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a platform of initiatives and programs designed to support creation of a global entrepreneurial ecosystem. The main goal is to make it simpler for anyone to start and eventually scale a business no matter where they live. The GEN Guyana chapter works to fuel healthier start-up and scale-up ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth.
About !nnovate Guyana
!nnovate Guyana is a platform that showcases Guyanese inventiveness. !nnovate Guyana consists of the Guyana Innovation Prize, which supportsr ag-science and ag-tech startups; !nnovate Guyana TV on YouTube; the Economic Development Accelerator for growing agro-processors; the Global Entrepreneurship Network Guyana chapter; and the Executive Volunteer Corps, which engages the diaspora and friends of Guyana to support innovators in Guyana’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. !nnovate Guyana is offered by the Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT), an independent U.S. and Guyana initiative.