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The Bermuda Host Committee is pleased to announce 'Global Entrepreneurship Week 09', to be celebrated November 16 -22.

The Host Committee participants include Bermuda Small Business Development Committee, the Ministry of E-Commerce, and the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative of Bermuda.  The formation of this Host Committee ensures that aspiring young Bermudian entrepreneurs will be able to engage with millions of young people around the globe through online activities and local challenges designed to encourage them to think innovatively and unleash their ideas.  And, most importantly, ensure that Bermuda's prominece as an innovative economy is displayed around the globe.

The Bermuda Global Entrepreneurship Week lead sponsor is the Bank of Bermuda.  Joining the Bank as sponsors of challenges are BELCO, BSBDC, and Department of Energy.

Programme partners include Department of Energy, Greenrock, BSBDC, the Bermuda GIS Committee, and the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Sponsors and Partners

The BELCO Challenge


Calling All Senior School Students!

The Global Entrepreneurship Week Belco Sustainable Energy Challenge presents you with the opportunity to be innovative and eco-friendly, as you explore new ways to harness and use sustainable energy. 

PRIZES INCLUDE iPods, cell phones, and a $1000 SCHOLARSHIP!!

**SPECIAL FREE WORKSHOP will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 1-4pm at The Berkeley Institute.  Get help developing your idea, hear from sustainable energy experts, and start completing your plan.

If you want to enter, here's what you do:

1) Download and save the Rules and PowerPoint Presentation Template.  Your entry can be in the form of a video instead of a PowerPoint, but download the template to see the rules and other important details.

2) Complete the Contest Participant Info form and email to  Completing this form just means you plan to submit an entry - it's to provide us with an idea of how many people are interested.  Also sign up to attend the special workshop on October 24.  You MUST RSVP for the session as space is limited!

3)  Get started on your plan!



Featured video

Watch this video to see highlights from Global Entreprepreneurship Week in Mexico, UK, Romania, USA, Malaysia and many more countries.  We're hoping to make Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009 even bigger and better, but we need your help to do it! 


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 Contact us for more information!

Joe Mahoney
Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative Director

Kristin White
GEW Sustainable Energy Senior School Contest Coordinator


Organized by Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) Entrepreneurship is all about leveraging resources and taking action with the goal of creating value. The Global Innovation Tournament 2010 (GIT) is a fast-paced competition that will challenge student teams to solve a mystery challenge in about eight days, creating as much value and impact as possible. Teams must then convey their results in a short video posted to YouTube. The mystery problem will be revealed on November 9 (GMT+2) and submissions will be due Nov 19 (GMT+2). In the past, the assignments involved common, everyday objects. This year it’s a global problem. What will it be? Local organizers conduct the tournament locally, select their respective local winners, and submit them to RISEBA for global judging. Global winners are featured online on the Global Entrepreneurship Week website and receive a certificate of recognition from RISEBA. Any student can register to participate. GIT is an activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Win $1,000 in Greenrock’s Innovation Tournament innovative solutions for the use of sustainable materials or processes that can “Change the Mindset” of building in Bermuda.

Get your business idea off the ground at the BSBDC’s 2009 Rocket Pitch Competition WIN $2,500.

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