“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” Thomas A. Edison
On November 20, the U.S. Embassy hosted a convocation of Botswana’s Future Business Leaders for the second time this year. The Future Business Leaders consists of young entrepreneurs, young professionals and business school students. The meeting allowed the Embassy to continue its engagement with up-and-coming business leaders in Botswana and assist them in strengthening their connections with other rising stars. The event corresponded with Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide celebration of entrepreneurship, will be held the week of November 18.
“Networking with your peers – other rising young stars in business – will aid you in sharing information with one another on subjects such as small business financing, professional internships and real world application of business education.” – said Ambassador Michelle Gavin.
This event focused on developments in Botswana’s tourism sector, and area that presents significant opportunities for entrepreneurs. The keynote speaker was Tapiwa “Taps” Buzwani, the Assistant General Manager for Wilderness Holdings, the largest tourism company in Botswana. Tapiwa shared her story of her rise through the ranks, and offered her insights on the direction of the tourism industry in Botswana.
Victor Mong-Gae, a representative from the Business Place, a Botswana-based NGO, also gave remarks about the challenges and opportunities facing young entrepreneurs in Botswana.