WILLEMSTAD – The Ministry of Economic Development has been funding the incentive program Boost Business since 2014. The second cycle of Business Boost was officially opened on June 27 the Minister of Economic Development Eugene Rhuggenaath. On Wednesday, August 24th, the training for Level 1 was launched.
Business Boost is a program aimed at capacity building of start-ups and small and medium – sized businesses in Curaçao. After the official opening on June 27, companies could register until July 15 to participate in the second cycle of Business Boost. This was followed by a selection process by a selection committee composed of representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Chamber of Commerce (CoC), Curaçao Innovations & Technology Institute (ICTI) and Curaçao Development Institute (CDI). Selected companies were divided into two categories, namely, level 1 and level 2.
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, after an informative kick off the first training session for Level 1 was launched. The 15 companies in level 1 receive group training sessions.
These courses are designed to give businesses the essential knowledge and skills that will enhance their business and will enable them to grow their business. It is intended that these 15 entrepreneurs will receive practical and interactive coaching and guidance from various professionals in the field of entrepreneurship for the next four months. The participating entrepreneurs should always apply to the newly acquired knowledge in their business during the program.