Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

About Global Entrepreneurship Week

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch start-ups and bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one (1) week each November, people are inspired by local, regional and international entrepreneurial activities, designed to assist them in exploring their potential as self-starters and innovators. GEW is celebrated in more than 170 countries (including Trinidad and Tobago). The Global Entrepreneurship Network headquartered in Washington D.C. has full oversight for this global initiative.

YBTT has been the local host of GEW for the past thirteen (13) years. This year’s GEW Activities was officially held from Nov 16 to 22, 2020.
Find out more about the GEW Trinidad and Tobago campaign here:

2020 GEW Advisory Board

One of this year’s highlight is the introduction of the GEW Advisory Board comprising a cross-section of ecosystem players in both the private and public sectors; the role of the GEW Advisory Board is to share their thoughts on how partners can best position their event virtually so as to obtain maximum publicity. See our 2020 GEW Advisory Board

Mr Shedron Collins

General Manager,
Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago

Ms Sandrine Isaac Rattan

Project Coordinator – Stakeholder Relations,
Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago

Ms Natalie Alcantara

Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago

Mr Inshan Meahjohn

Ecosystem Developer

Mr Navneet Boodhai

University of the West Indies

Mr Alpha Sennon


Ms Melissa Pierre

Senior Trade and Projects Officer,

Mr Surren Maharaj

Social Progress Institute

Thanks to Our GEW 2020 Partners

Our GEW Partnerships have worked with YBTT to provide training and capacity-building assistance, and develop tools, resources, and models to support our Youth Business goals. 

Here's what you've missed

2020.10.30 Opening Ceremony of the National Secondary School Entrepreneurship Competition

2020.11.09 GEW 2020 Media Launch

Full GEW Media Launch

Mr Shedron Collins,
General Manager,

Ms Adele Rose,
Foundation Manager,
Massy Foundation

Ms. Tamara Mon Louis,
Monivan Digital Solutions

Ms Dale Laughlin,

Ms. Vashtie DookieSingh,
Private Finance Operations Senior Specialist,

2020.11.16 Goal Setting For An Effective You

2020.11.18 MusicTT Celebrates GEW

Conversations with Kaijah Codrington | Codrington Family Institute

Conversations with Michael Cooper | PanLand Trinidad & Tobago Ltd.

Conversations with Leroy Wilson & Jennifer Moore | Pan 2000 & Sarah’s Pan Case

Conversations with the National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO)

Conversations with Nazia Mohammed | Chrome Furnishers Ltd.

Conversations with Josanne Francis | CAFE

2020.11.18 Digital Roadmap 2020 & Beyond

2020.11.18 Let’s Talk Agriculture

Mr. Sheivan Ramnath, Chief Executive Officer, ADB

Mr. Marcus Sun Kow, Managing Director, Fresh Start Limited

Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries

Ms. Rachel Renie,
Market Movers Limited

WHYFARM and Young Entrepreneur Panel

2020.11.24 Connecting with RHAND

Mr. Ainsley Andrews,
General Manager,
RHAND Credit Union

Mr. Greg Neumann, Director of Communications,
World Council of Credit Unions

Mr. Ian Narine, Financial Consultant

Entrepreneur Panel Discussion Day 1

Entrepreneur Panel Discussion Day 2

2020.12.09 Maximizing Business Growth with EY Trinidad and Tobago

Managing Growth with Ms. Gina Matthew, Associate Partner, Entrepreneur of the Year Programme Manager

Tax Planning with Mr. Colin Ramsey, Associate Partner, EY Trinidad and Tobago