BEDC To Host Disruption & Innovation Seminar

October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] will host the Disruption & Innovation Seminar to help entrepreneurs harness innovation to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

The seminar will be held at the Hamilton Princess’ Trudeau Ballroom on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

What does it take to disrupt the way business is done? This question and more will be answered at this seminar, which is designed to educate, inform, and offer a glimpse into the life of entrepreneurs.

“A panel discussion will provide attendees with insight on what it takes to disrupt from within; how to promote a disruptive mindset, how to become a disruptor in a bureaucratic environment, identifying opportunities that work for Bermuda, and alleviating barriers to entry to achieve business goals,” the BEDC said.

“Featured panellists include Marico Thomas of BSMG, Kidist “Pinky” Emery of Salon Pink, Piers Carr of Current Vehicles, Norris Ebbin of Easy Park and Gombey, Barbara Tannock of The Catalyst Group and Manpower, and Amir X and Lamone Woods of the “T” Talk show and Channel 82.

Innovation & Disruption Bermuda October 2018

Mr. Thomas said, “I want to share experiences which may bring benefit to others. You pay to learn, read a book, or learn from others. I’ve made lots of painful mistakes that people should know to avoid.”

Mr. Carr stated, “I am hoping to shed some light on the unique process of launching a business in Bermuda to help others in their quest. I’d like to impart some of the lessons I have learned over the last few years and learn a thing or two from the other panelists and attendees who may have had similar experiences.”

“Now is the time to do business differently”, said Jamillah Lodge, BEDC Information, Education and Communication Officer. “In an age where you have Uber, Airbnb and Amazon, Bermuda cannot afford to continue to do things the same way.

“This seminar will introduce you to entrepreneurs who have taken the leap of faith and in doing so have become disruptors. Our hope is that their stories will inspire attendees to harness innovation and seize, if not create, new opportunities.”

Amir X stated that, “In order to produce the “T” in an environment where local content was not sought after, I had to think disruptively. My dream to produce an all-locally-curated show for local consumption did not come easily. I want to share what I have experienced over the last 10 years so that I can inspire the next generation to think disruptively.”

To register for this seminar, please call 292-5570, email info@bedc.bm or log on to www.bedc.bm. Registration is $35 for the general public and $25 for BEDC registered members. Your fee will include a refreshments and materials.

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