Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) hosted a major event, dubbed “Saint Lucia Entrepreneurship Meetup 2019”, on Monday, September 2, targeting businessmen and businesswomen, motivated creators and dreamers.
The event held under the theme “Doing What You Love and Being Successful Doing It: Ingredients for Success”, was held at Pink Papaya Restaurant, Pointe Seraphine.
Project Coordinator at Invest Saint Lucia, Dave Headley, gave welcome remarks, telling patrons that the Meetup formed part of a wider sensitization campaign ISL is embarking on to stir up entrepreneurship on the island.
The panel discussion included contributions from three of Saint Lucia’s most dynamic and inspiring entrepreneurs, namely Nydia Norville (Choiselle), Henson Hunte (Fun Foods – Island Pops), and Ian Mitchell (eMagine Solutions). Moderator was Pauline Francis, Miss Massy Stores 2018.
During the nearly two-hour-long panel discussion, the moderator posed questions to the panelists related to their personal journeys as entrepreneurs. They spoke about the difficulties they faced setting up their businesses as well as the challenges they face staying relevant and profitable.
Over 140 patrons attended the meetup, many of them posing questions to the panelists and inquiring how agencies like Invest Saint Lucia can assist them in setting up their businesses.