Sunny Bling named ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship Week
Sunny Bling has been named Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017.
In accepting the offer from Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT), the local GEW Host for the past seven years, Sunny Bling said: “I have always viewed GEW as an ideal platform to celebrate entrepreneurship which is needed at this time, particularly as our society continues to experience significant levels of decline.”
Sunny Bling, real name Kerron Sealey, is a media personality and host.
Celebrated in more than 170 countries including Trinidad and Tobago, Global Entrepreneurship Week brings together innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that transition ideas to life, drive economic growth and also expand human welfare, a release from YBTT said.
"During that one week each November, many are inspired by local, regional and international activities all designed to assist in exploring their potential as self-starters and innovators."
This year’s GEW is carded for November 13 – 19. Over the years, world leaders, captains of industries and like-minded stakeholders have embraced GEW in their quest to fuel the economic engines of high growth start-ups in their respective countries and communities.
During 2013 alone, 126 heads of state and ministers from 69 countries supported GEW by speaking at activities during the week, videotaping statements of support and endorsing national campaigns in their countries.
Shedron Collins, General Manager at Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT) reinforced the importance of the role of the entrepreneurial eco-system not only in Trinidad in Tobago but globally.
”Our country and by extension the world, is filled with all the major elements and resources required to effectively turn the wheels of our entrepreneurial eco-system, and because of its all-inclusive approach, GEW is considered is to be the major engine for entrepreneurial success,” said Collins.
Trade and Industry Minister, Paula Gopee-Scoon would be the Feature Speaker at the Launch of GEW 2017 on Friday, October 20 at TSTT’s Corporate Suite, Queen’s Park Oval.