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Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme

June 29th, 2016|0 Comments

The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) has today announced the launch of the BEF/C.O.B Agricultural Entrepreneurship [...]

The Trident Angels Investor Network is Up and Running…But Great News for Whom?

June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Entrepreneurs now have access to capital to start or grow their business – something that [...]

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Accelerate Caribbean to Launch

May 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Accelerate Caribbean​ aims at supporting business enablers with a tailored package of training and mentoring and forms part of a seven-year, $20m EPIC project, designed by infoDev (World Bank Group) and implemented by IMC Worldwide. The objective of this project is to strengthen entrepreneurship and boost job [...]

Small Business Association Training and Development Schedule

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The Small Business Association will be offering the following courses for the period January 29 – March 11, 2015 Supervisory Management & Team Building Strategic Planning for Small Business QuickBooks for Small Business - Basic QuickBooks for Small Business - [...]

24 Vying for Investment and Prizes as ‘Bank on Me’ Season 2 Kicks off on Tuesday

January 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Twenty-four Barbadian entrepreneurs will vie for various forms of investment and an attractive prize package including $15000 from presenting sponsor, Scotiabank when Bank on ME, “The Reality Show That Means Business”, begins its second season on CBC TV 8 on [...]

BEF Launching Entrepreneurial Event Series on January 29

January 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

2015 seems set to become as very progressive year for the business and entrepreneurship scene in Barbados, and the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, together with the Global Shapers Bridgetown Hub, are leading the way with a series of 'Mentorship Mix and Mingle' events launching [...]




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I am very pleased to lend my Government’s full support to the Vision of the of the E-Team to transform Barbados into: The Number one Entrepreneurial Hub in the World by 2020. This is the type of ambitious forward thinking initiative that we need in all sectors in Barbados to enable us to fulfill our potential as a Global Business Economy with strong foreign exchange earning sectors.
Hon. David Thompson, Former Prime Minister of Barbados
Harnessing the talent of the Barbadian entrepreneurial community with a focus on external markets and innovation will help the economy grow and will also support the creation of a new generation of wealth creators. I will do all that I can to support the E-Team as it works to create the entrepreneurial ecosystem that will attract investment from local and international entrepreneurs.
Hon. Mia Mottley, Leader of the Opposition
Digicel Barbados has given due consideration to the E-Team initiative on sustainable entrepreneurship in Barbados and considers that this initiative has very good potential to drive future business in Barbados; hence Digicel Barbados is offering to become involved. Additionally Digicel Barbados will assist with the mentoring process for entrepreneurs who are in the telecoms space. Having gone through the process recently myself of starting a high tech telecoms company I understand some of the issues.
Barry O'Brien, General Manager, Digicel Barbados
A significant segment of our sector is made up of businesses that have started as small guest houses and apartments. As we seek to develop a truly sustainable industry we will need new ideas, products and business people to transform tourism and make it more attractive to potential visitors and investors. Let us work together to make Barbados a place where great ideas are born, and allowed to grow into world-class business ventures.
Colin E. Jordan, President, Barbados Hotel and Tourism Authority
The international business sector in Barbados values any initiative that can propel economic growth and sustainable prosperity and BIBA agrees that: Now is the time to initiate change and start to prepare for the future where the statement: Barbados is the #1 Entrepreneurial Hub in the World by 2020 is no longer a vision but a reality.
Mohammed Patel, President, Barbados International Business Association