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Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Premier Burt joined the participants of the BEDC Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme

On Friday (August 7), Premier the Hon E. David Burt joined the participants of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation’s [BEDC] Summer Student Entrepreneurship Programme at a meet and greet on the City Hall lawn.
The meet and greet was an opportunity for the students to introduce their businesses to the community and also gain valuable experience selling and promoting their goods and services.

Premier Burt met with the students on the lawn to impart words of encouragement and to inspire them to learn and succeed through enterprise.

The Summer Student Entrepreneur Programme [SSEP] is an eight-week programme designed to develop young Bermudians into the Island’s next wave of entrepreneurs. The programme, which started July 6th, allows participants ages 16-23 the opportunity to learn practical business skills such as, earning revenue, creating a business plan, conducting SWOT analysis, and much more.

The ten successful participants include:

• Sabriuna Wilkinson, Nurture Laiche a company specializing in lactation snacks for mothers
• Kion Knights, Yard Barbers, a landscaping company
• Zaire Lodge, BOGA Gaming Tournament, an online gaming tournament
• Daijah Stowe, DS Photography, a graphic design, photography and marketing business
• Jasmeen Codrington-Edmead, Mood, offering teens and young adults original clothing designs
• Kaliyah Whitehurst, Jordan’s Kloset, an online thrifting store
• Mya Furbert-Jacobs, MFJ Cosmetics & Designs, offering lashes as well as natural lipgloss and skincare
• Sari Smith, Simply Natural, a natural beverage and snack business using Monkfruit as a natural sweetener
• Siraj Grant, Cupping Therapy Bermuda, a cupping therapy business
• Skye Kermode, Sky Art, offering healing through orgonite, crystals, wirework and multimedia paintings

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