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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago



NEDCO Entrepreneurship Week (NEW): A 4-Day Virtual Conference for Entrepreneurs

Overview
Objectives
Target Market
Speakers
Sponsors
Enquiries

 

Overview

As part of our twenty (20) Year celebrations, NEDCO will introduce a new annual event called NEDCO Entrepreneurship Week (NEW), a FREE four (4) day virtual conference, from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th August 2022NEDCO Entrepreneurship Week (NEW) will support the organisation’s mandate to develop micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Trinidad and Tobago by offering educational, developmental and growth-sustaining solutions.

Trinidad and Tobago is recovering from the negative economic impact of a two (2) year pandemic which was especially hard on our MSEs. The theme for the NEW 2022, Create, Grow, Thrive – The NEDCO Way, recognizes the current social and economic challenges faced by the MSE market that NEDCO serves.  The virtual conference will therefore cover the following core areas of national entrepreneurial development and growth: Day 1 - Ideation and Concept Development; Day 2 – Growth and Export; Day 3 – Digitization and Ecommerce; and Day 4 – Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability.


 

Objectives

  • To help drive the entrepreneurial development, sustainability and competitiveness of the micro and small enterprise (MSE) sector;
  • To encourage the creation of new start-ups and provide the critical support needed during this delicate phase of new business;
  • To encourage and support the growth and expansion of existing MSEs, including into new areas of exports.
  • To plant the seed of entrepreneurship among our youth members of society and encourage self-employment as a viable career choice.
  • To educate three hundred (300) students on entrepreneurship from fifteen (15) schools.
  • To provide real solutions to our local entrepreneurs which would address the common challenges that entrepreneurs face along the start-up life cycle.

 

Target Market

With over three thousand five hundred (3,500) entrepreneurs expected to participate over the four (4) day virtual conference, NEDCO Entrepreneurship Week (NEW) will contribute to the development of a culture of entrepreneurship and provide the essential support required to navigate today’s economy.  The target market includes:

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs, including the unemployed and persons considering a career change / second career
  • Youth entrepreneurs
  • Form 5 and 6 secondary school students,
  • Female entrepreneurs
  • Underserved communities
  • Entrepreneurial niche markets
  • Persons seeking to grow their start-ups or commence exports
  • The local MSE sector
  • Members of the wider public

 

Agenda

Click Here to see the Conference Agenda or Download the Agenda.


 

Speakers

Check out our lineup of speakers here!


 

Sponsors



Enquiries

For further information about NEDCO Entrepreneurship Week (NEW), please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 821-5800.

NEDCO Framework

NEDCO is a state enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago, tasked with developing the MSE sector through the provision of loans, business training & entrepreneurial support services.

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