Disrupters share tips at seminar
More than fifty entrepreneurs received tips on how to shake up their industry at a “disruption and innovation” seminar hosted by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation.
The event at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, gave attendees an insight into how to harness innovation to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.
Jamillah Lodge, BEDC information, education and communication officer, said: “Disruption is about doing things differently. This seminar showcased our local entrepreneurs who have done and continue to do things differently.
“Our goal is to inspire those that attended this seminar so that they too can be disrupters and continue to change the way in which business is done in Bermuda and ultimately for the betterment of the country.”
Advice was presented by some of Bermuda’s “movers and shakers” who provided insight on what it takes to disrupt the industry. There was also a glimpse into the life of entrepreneurs who are using innovation to disrupt how business is being done in Bermuda.
Featured panellists included Marico Thomas, of Bermuda Medical Specialties Group, Piers Carr, of Current Vehicles, Norris Ebbin, of Easy Park and Gombey, Barbara Tannock, of The Catalyst Group and Manpower, and Amir X and Lamone Woods of the “T” Talk show and Channel 82.
After the panellists showed how they are disrupters in their industry, the floor was open to discussion. Attendees were provided with insight on what it takes to disrupt from within; how to promote a disruptive mindset, how to become a disrupter in a bureaucratic environment, provided with ideas on how to identify opportunities that work for Bermuda, and alleviate barriers to entry to achieve business goals.
During the discussion, Delight Morris, an attendee, asked the panel if passion was the underlying force that drove them to pursue their businesses.
Kidist “Pinky” Emery, of Salon Pink, said passion is her driving force, while Mr Thomas added: “Passion is nothing without purpose.”
Another attendee said: “The diversity of the speakers gave a variety of views on the different topics presented.”
The BEDC provides free confidential business advice for entrepreneurs. Its mission is to serve Bermuda’s local business community with the highest degree of professionalism by providing, authoritative business advice.
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