SLUDTERA to Host Four Events in Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021

SLUDTERA will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on November 8-14 by hosting four events; Cross-Caribbean Startup Huddle: St. Lucia & St. Kitts & Nevis, the 3rd Annual Startup Huddle St. Lucia Awards, the EWC Champions Symposium and AWE St. Lucia LISVALU Women’s Talk.

GEW is an international movement, powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.

“The closing of so many businesses and the loss of jobs brought on by COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for those of us in a position to help,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEN. “This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are celebrating some of the world’s most creative, innovative, and resilient citizens – and supporting them to become part of a better, more sustainable, and more equitable post-pandemic world.”

Each November, GEW celebrates and empowers millions of entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world – especially individuals who face barriers or who have never considered the idea of launching a startup. Globally, more than 10 million people take part in thousands of activities, competitions, and events that inspire them to act and give them the knowledge, experience, and connections they need to succeed. A record 180 countries will take part in GEW 2021.

“The Board and members at SLUDTERA collectively decided on the events that we were going to host this year,” said Michelle N. Samuel, president & founder of SLUDTERA. “As with the nature of all our programs and activities this year, our aim was to do something different – place the startups and entrepreneurs at the forefront and allow their voices and stories to be heard, especially when they are doing such innovative and transformative work to build a resilient economy in this pandemic.” “They didn’t cower, their true entrepreneurial skills were awoken, and during GEW this year we are celebrating them!”

Cross-Caribbean Startup Huddle: St. Lucia & St. Kitts & Nevis will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 10th from 6 pm AST. A signature GEW event where two Startup Huddle chapters in the Eastern Caribbean collaborate and share the virtual stage to allow two promising startups to tell their story and introduce themselves to the local and regional entrepreneurial communities of St. Lucia and St. Kitts & Nevis. Register at

The 3rd Annual Startup Huddle St. Lucia Awards will take place virtually on Wednesday, November 10th from 8 pm AST. A signature Startup Huddle St. Lucia event where we not only celebrate the anniversary of our launch, but also recognize the presenters, team members, ambassadors, partners, and sponsors who have made the program what it is today. Register at

The EWC St. Lucia Champions Symposium will take place virtually on Friday, November 12th from 11 am AST. Join us as we talk with the EWC Champions from St. Lucia from 2019 to 2021. If you have never seen the event, get to know about their award-winning ventures and what they are up to now since winning. See a few of the judges who participated in the competition and hear from a special invited guest! We will also be recapping our most recent events at this year’s Virtual Summit! Register at

The AWE St. Lucia LISVALU Women’s Talk will take place virtually on Sunday, November 14th from 2 pm AST. A frank conversation with professional women and the importance of Personal Development Coaching in the lives of women entrepreneurs and women business owners. Hosted by Personal Development Coach, Lisa Yarde, who also introduce the public to her GROW, GROWING & GROWN Workshops. Register at

Our target audience comprises startups, investors, financiers, business students from tertiary level schools, and policymakers within Government, with the exception of the Women’s Talk which is geared towards women startups, women business owners, and female business students, but not excluding investors, financiers, and policymakers within Government.

To view a complete list of events, participating countries, and organizations, or to learn more about Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit

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