Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week
St. Vincent and the Grenadines will join entities with more than 170 countries in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 13th– November 19th, 2017, through Ignite, a Global Entrepreneurship Network partner. This year, the network will celebrate 10 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses. Ignite as a marketing and public relations consultancy that interfaces with various entrepreneurs, will be hosting a range of activities designed to inspire new & existing entrepreneurs.
To celebrate this special week, Ignite will have the MAKING IT HAPPEN SERIES – FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY. This is an online video series (each video 5-8 minutes max ) on the Ignite! Facebook page that includes sit downs with about eight (8) entrepreneurs across different sectors who have made it and are making it happen in SVG. They will highlight their struggles, challenges, success stories and most importantly how they went from having an idea to making it a reality. Candice Sealey the founder & Principal Consultant at Ignite will share the importance of public relations for businesses as well as the importance of entrepreneurs building their personal brand. She will also host a feature discussion on the importance of quality branding materials for businesses with graphic designers, audio production personnel, photographers & videographers as well as panelists. Each panelist will be a freelancer/entrepreneur and will also share how they took their idea and made it into a business.
The celebrations will also include the Make it happen video competition which is open to early start-up businesses. Each early start-up must submit a video no more than 5 minutes pitching their business/product. The video must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be judged by a panel as well as the public (via Ignite facebook page). The top 5 pitches as judged by the panel and the public will then go through to the finale where they will pitch their ideas to a LIVE panel as well as members of the public.
The Winner will receive free logo design & free 10 mins marketing consultation from Ignite, a 10% discount off brand essentials design from Ignite! (business cards, letter head, social media design-profile & cover art) and banners for 3 months. They will also get exposure to additional funding through Global Domination Capital, a Caribbean fintech start up based in Trinidad & Tobago and even more prizes which are yet to be anounced!
In addition, Ignite, local partner for Women Entrepreneurship Day (WED) will to host a brunch on Sunday November 19th which will have Miss Rene Baptiste and Miss Kimya Glasgow as guest speakers. There will also be a PITCH IT session where female entrepreneurs have 3 minutes to pitch their ideas after which they will receive feedback from a panel as well as persons in attendance. The panel will consist of Ms. Anette Mark, Executive Director of Invest SVG, Mr. Kenrick Quashie, CEO of Global Domination Capital & Founder & MD of Youth Business Trust and Ms. Kimya Glasgow – Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder Kimya Glasgow Designs Inc.