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TelEm is Official Telecommunications Provider for iFounded 2020

November 12, 2020

PHILIPSBURG:—  Produce Wealth Revolution (PWR) Agency is the lead coordinating organization for iFounded 2020, a virtual Bootcamp that will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW2020) on November 16-20 with the pitch competition taking place on December 8, 2020. This competition is designed to build capacity for a maximum of twenty (20) entrepreneurs from Curacao (10) and Sint Maarten (10). The top 6 will pitch to international investors on December 8 with the possibility to receive $10,000 worth of prizes.

To strengthen relationships within the entrepreneurial communities on Curaçao and Sint Maarten, iFounded 2020 has brought together Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KvK), Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), Chamber of Commerce & Industry Sint Maarten (COCI), and GEW Curaçao as collaborative partners. This event is designed to attract progressive entrepreneurs who are building high growth and high-impact businesses that can potentially change their communities and the economies at large. Applicants for iFounded 2020, must have a registered business no older than 5 years and show high growth potential.

Understanding that a key component of entrepreneurial success, in this increasingly digital age, is quality telecommunications services, TelEm N.V. has joined this project as the official telecommunications provider. As such, the entire Bootcamp and pitch competition will be streamed and headquartered at TelEm’s offices. Management of TelEm understands the importance of entrepreneurs and innovators to stimulate the economy and as such are looking forward to a continued partnership to support this dynamic group with services that fit their needs in the increasingly borderless economies we function in.

Earlier in the year, TelEm partnered with PWR Agency to host Islandpreneur which was a huge success attracting more than 650 registrants from 35 countries. Due to this success, and the increasing awareness of having strategic partners to effectively support entrepreneurs in building a successful business, TelEm has decided to continue its relationship throughout 2021.

Michiel Parent, Chief Commercial Officer of TelEm Group of Companies explains: “With the economic uncertainties our islands are facing right now we need more entrepreneurs, innovative ideas and fresh initiatives. What Ife and her team pulled off earlier this year was incredibly professional and truly impressive, so we are proud to announce that we will extend our partnership into the next year. By providing PWR the digital infrastructure they need to organize this event, TelEm is excited to do their part in making this Global Entrepreneurship Week a great success. We hope it will motivate a large group of young talents to continue to work on their ideas even harder and turn them into business successes.”

iFounded 2020 is designed to serve as a catalyst to stimulate entrepreneurship on these island economies that have been hit hard by both the compounded effect of the global pandemic. It is hoped that the impact of iFounded produces more economic resilience and innovative collaboration for growth. Winners of the pitch competition will receive $10 000 in smart investment, which includes a combination of coaching, services, and cash prizes.

Space is limited. The deadline to apply is November 12 at 5:00 PM AST. For more information email info@experiencepwr.com. To learn more or apply go to www.islandfounded.com/apply.

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