Caribbean-Canadian business organizations to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020


Meegan Scott

Several organizations from the Caribbean diaspora will join business leaders and their supporters in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 to be held November 16-22, organizers have confirmed

“ This year we will be celebrating the event under the banner BIDEM 2020 GEW Brawta,” said Meegan Scott, founder of  The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (The CoP),

(BIDEM is an acronym for “bridged, high impact diaspora entrepreneurs to efficient diasporic markets.”).

” Our partners and audiences can expect extras (brawta) from BIDEM Conference and Trade Show recently hosted in Toronto, only with a greater focus on the virtual trade show and virtual bazaar,” Scott said.

More than 20 events have been posted by eleven organizations as Canada gets ready to  “connect and celebrate ” the contributions of entrepreneurs to economic growth and job creation.

“This year the coronavirus pandemic forced business leaders to be more deliberate and sharp in supporting economic recovery and solving some of the world’s most wicked problems.” said  Scott.

Official sponsors of GEW Canada 2020 along with several GEW partners and organizations will host events in cities across Canada for building resilience and entrepreneur capacity in the face of COVID-19.

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) will lead approximately 180 countries including Canada to host 40,000 events in celebration of GEW and entrepreneurs.

The four official themes for this year’s celebration are ecosystems, policy, education, and inclusion.

Partnering organizations such as Magate Wildhorse Ltd, The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs, The Caribbean Camera, GEN Canada, United Counties of Prescott and Russell Economic Development, Business Community and Partners and academic institutions such as George Brown College will host official GEW Canada events.

Futurpreneur is the county host for GEW C