School Helps Inspire Young People to Embrace Innovation, Imagination and Creativity
November 24, 2010
The School of Business Administration joined organizations around the world November 15 to November 20 to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative designed to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. The School’s Hyperion Council, along with other organizations at the University of Miami, hosted a number of events.
The student led Council collaborated with The Launch Pad, a University entrepreneurship program, to host a breakfast and panel discussion entitled “Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean.” The aim of the discussion was to showcase entrepreneurs and business opportunities in the Caribbean.The panel was moderated by Rosalea Hamilton, a trade policy specialist, the founder and CEO of Jamaica's Institute of Law & Economics at the University of Technology in Jamaica, and the president of the MSME Alliance. She was chief adviser to the former prime minister of Jamaica and also the host of a radio program called “TradeTalk.” Included on the panel were School of Business alumnus David Mullings, MBA ’03, CEO, Random Media LLC, Hayden Singh, Courts Jamaica Ltd, CEO & Managing Director and Anthony Sabga, the president of Carib Beer USA.
The event follows the Council’s summer 2010 trip to Jamaica as part of the School’s ongoing American Airlines/American Eagle Jamaica Project. That program sends undergraduate business students to Jamaica to provide training to business owners in The MSME Alliance in Jamaica and empower them to become more self-reliant and competitive.
This year’s trip and subsequent activities were supported by American Airlines/American Eagle by alumnus Pedro Fabregas, MSPM ’08, president and CEO of American Eagle Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida, and a member of the School’s Board of Overseers.
The Hyperion Council is a highly dedicated student organization which focuses on developing projects to strengthen bonds between the local business and university communities. Each year, the council, initiates projects that link the university to at-risk communities and promotes important business concepts including market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, and business ethics to better themselves, their communities and their countries.