Entrepreneurship, the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you currently control, is one of today’s hottest trending subjects across a wide variety of fields and forums. From new venture creation to social ventures, entrepreneurship has become a discipline in today’s world that is sought after by both global powerhouses and garage start-ups, and is an essential skill for anyone looking to make their mark in today’s competitive business world.
Automotive Art is a company born from entrepreneurial vision, and is fueled by the passion of entrepreneurship for over twenty years. This entrepreneurial legacy is entrenched in the cultural DNA of the company, and has allowed the organization to evolve and adapt from very humble beginnings in Barbados, into a global player. According to Dereck Foster, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Automotive Art, “We consistently challenge our team members to undertake entrepreneurial initiatives that will have real impact in the marketplace and create significant value for all stakeholders, which continues to fuel our development on the world stage.”
As a consequence of the company’s entrepreneurial pedigree and success, the company has founded the Automotive Art Entrepreneurship Competition in an effort to propagate and highlight entrepreneurship in Barbados. “Whether you are a University Student, or an independent Barbadian entrepreneur, this competition will give individuals and/or teams the opportunity to work in turning innovative ideas into real businesses, and win some valuable cash prizes that could be put towards turning their entrepreneurial dreams into reality,” Mr. Foster went onto say.
The competition, which was launched on Aug 22nd will allow the top five winners in the competition to share in over $20,000 in cash and prizes., with competitors being judged by some of the top entrepreneurs in Barbados, including Andrew Bynoe, CEO of Carlton and A-One, Chiryl Newman, CEO of Champers, Roger Cave Investment Director of Fortress, Adrian Meyer Deputy Chairman of Cidel, as well as Doug Armstrong, CEO of Automotive Art, and Dereck Foster, Automotive Art’s Executive Chairman.
Complete rules and guidelines for the competition can be seen by visiting www.automotiveart.com/entrepreneurship.
Click here to see the entire Press Release announcing the launch of the competition.
Click here for 2012 Competition Rules.