Photos & Video: BEDC ‘Vend 2 Win’ Market

May 19, 2018

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] hosted their first Vend 2 Win Competition and Market this afternoon [May 19] with over 30 local vendors showcasing their wares at the BAA Gymnasium.

Live video replay below

Organiser Ondreyah Rochester, BEDC’s Junior Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise [MSME] Officer, previously said she was “overwhelmed” by the positive response and engagement from local vendors.

“We are very excited by the community response and encourage people of all ages to come out and support Bermuda’s talented entrepreneurs this Saturday,” Ms Rochester said.

Vendors were selling unique items like t-shirts and hats, to artisan candles, baked goods, natural soaps, teas and spices, and there was also an opportunity for guests who purchased over $25 worth of products from the vendors to win a travel voucher.

Today’s event was filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy including a live DJ, a mini dance workshop offered by Aprille Choudhury-DeSheild, of Energize Wellness Solutions, a martial arts demonstration by Mark Prior of Bermuda Combat Club, food vendors, giveaways and much more.


Those entrepreneurs selling locally made or inspired products had the chance to participate in BEDC’s Vend 2 Win Competition, for the opportunity to secure one of five round trip tickets to New York City, hotel accommodation and participation in The Reserve, a large multi-sensory shopping and networking experience, organized by the Driven Society, taking place on July 1, 2018.

A secret panel of judges perused the market assessing vendors on their booth’s presentation, customer service, packaging and the overall buying experience to select the competition winners. For more information on the BEDC, email

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