The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Student Entrepreneurial Empowerment Development (SEED) Project

Great Ideas Begin with a SEED


SEED (COCR 2070), Wednesdays from 2:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in LR10 (CLICO Building).

 

The Student Entrepreneurial Empowerment Development (SEED) Project is offered as a co-curricular course. We encourage all young innovative students to make this one of your electives.

The Student Entrepreneurial Empowerment Development (SEED) Project is an exciting, motivational programme aimed at encouraging students to think in terms of setting up their own businesses. SEED is open to all Cave Hill students and provides a safe and educational environment to explore entrepreneurial ideas.  SEED makes use of interactive sessions that focus on providing information on all the components and processes required for the development of small businesses.

At the end of each academic year it is expected that students will understand the:

  • basic characteristics of successful entrepreneurs,
  • risks and rewards of entrepreneurships and small business ownership,
  • importance of networking,
  • need to conduct careful business research and to develop business and market plans.

 

Students will be also obtain information on the organisations which support small business, the relevant legislations which regulate small business and the requirements of those agencies within the society responsible for approving and financing small businesses.

Components of the SEED project include:

  • Entrepreneur in Residence who delivers lectures and seminars and provides advice.

  • Lectures aimed at conveying information to the widest audience. Presenters will include members of the business community.

  • Small interactive workshops which will offer students hands-on experience in the details of business planning and development e.g. business plans, market research as well as the legal and financial aspects of business.

 

 

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