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Hamilton, Bermuda 6 August 2020 – On Friday, August 7th the participants of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s (BEDC) Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme are hosting a Meet & Greet on the City Hall Lawn from 11am – 2pm. This will be an opportunity for the students to introduce their businesses to the community and also gain valuable experience selling and promoting their goods and services. The Honorable Premier, David Burt, JP, MP, will join the students on the lawn to impart words of encouragement and to inspire our young people to learn and succeed through enterprise. We welcome the public to come out, support and see what our young entrepreneurs have to offer. The ten successful participants this year have so far demonstrated that they are eager to work and grow their businesses. Participants include:
  • Sabriuna Wilkinson, Nurture Laiche a company specializing in lactation snacks for mothers;
  • Kion Knights, Yard Barbers, a landscaping company;
  • Zaire Lodge, BOGA Gaming Tournament, an online gaming tournament;
  • Daijah Stowe, DS Photography, a graphic design, photography and marketing business;
  • Jasmeen Codrington-Edmead, Mood, offering teens and young adults original clothing designs;
  • Kaliyah Whitehurst, Jordan’s Kloset, an online thrifting store;
  • Mya Furbert-Jacobs, MFJ Cosmetics & Designs, offering lashes as well as natural lipgloss and skin care;
  • Sari Smith, Simply Natural, a natural beverage and snack business using Monkfruit as a natural sweetener;
  • Siraj Smith, Cupping Therapy Bermuda, a cupping therapy business;
  • Skye Kermode, Sky Art, offering healing through orgonite, crystals, wire work and multimedia paintings.
Following the success of the last two years of the programme with participating students gaining valuable insights and earning money, the programme is continuing again this year. The Summer Student Entrepreneur Programme (SSEP) is an eight-week programme designed to develop young Bermudians into the Island’s next wave of entrepreneurs. The programme, which started July 6th, allows participants ages 16-23 the opportunity to learn practical business skills such as, earning revenue, creating a business plan, conducting SWOT analysis, and much more! “This year, SSEP, has looked slightly different as we’ve had to get creative and think outside the box on how best to navigate Covid-19, while still giving students the necessary tools and exposure to make their businesses successful” says Deshun Simmons, Programme Coordinator. He continues, “Whilst Covid-19 has changed the landscape of how students might sell their products, we’ve been able to get them on online with the help of local Virtual Market, Amazuda.” Amazuda (https://amazuda.bm) is a site where you can browse and purchase goods and services. The SSEP participants have created online stores within Amazuda and all of their goods and services can be purchased via this online platform throughout the Summer. For more information on the Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme and the 2020 Participants, please visit www.bedcstage21.wpengine.com, contact info@bedc.bm or call 292-5570. About BEDC The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is Bermuda’s source of free, confidential business advice. The mission is to actively assist the development of a strong, well-managed and prosperous local business sector in Bermuda. The key objective of the BEDC remains providing a broad range of business advice, counsel and financial assistance to local businesses in Bermuda. – END Click here to download Full Press Release
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