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The Role of Entrepreneurship in Nation Building

The Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) at the University of Technology, Jamaica will host a speaker forum entitled 'The Role of Entrepreneurship in Nation Building' on March 28, 2007 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

The objective of the event is to provide a practical insight to the general public on how entrepreneurship can benefit the country and also to explore a number of important issues affecting entrepreneurship in Jamaica. The Guest Speaker at the event will be Mr. Richard Chen, Vice President of The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica.

Among matters to be discussed at the forum are: What is the role of the PSOJ in business development? How is the PSOJ fostering an enabling environment for entrepreneurship? What future plans/initiatives are geared towards entrepreneurship?

The forum will be held at the TIC's conference room and admission is free.

The Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) was established in 2002 as the first Business Incubator in the English-speaking Caribbean. The Centre's goal is "to promote economic growth through entrepreneurship and the development and commercialisation of technology." To date the incubation programme of the TIC has positively impacted the development of twenty-four (24) small businesses. In 2005, two incubated companies received national awards and recognition for Best Innovation, the Popularisation of Science & Technology and Information Communication Technology.
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