Category Archives: Startups

Global Entrepreneurship Network

Global Entrepreneurship Network The world needs entrepreneurs – the doers and makers of things. This belief is the driver of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a year-round platform of projects and initiatives in 170 countries around the globe. GEN’s mission is to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. Aimed […]

Digital Nomad: The world is your office

The term “digital nomad” is probably one of the fastest growing lifestyles of the last decade. Living the digital nomad lifestyle means relying on the internet to financially sustain a modern nomadic life. This trend allows you to become location independent and able to constantly move between cities in different countries while working remotely. For […]

UNITED ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURAÇAO SUMMIT 2019: “EACH ONE TEACH ONE”

On September 20, 2019, local entrepreneurs received the gratuitous opportunity to assist at the United Entrepreneurship Curaçao Summit organized by Het Huis van Asporaat at Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. Jandino Asporaat, co-founder of Het Huis van Asporaat, is no stranger to the local and Dutch entertainment industry. The 38-year-old stand-up comedian, actor, producer, […]

INTERVIEW WITH ADRIC WALTER, FOUNDER OF CURAÇAO TECH MEETUPS

Adric Walter has been living in Rotterdam for nineteen years and people are always asking him when he is coming back to Curaçao. “I’m not coming back, but I’m not staying away either,” he tells me. These co-existing realities are an essential part of who he is and how he contributes to the island. Geographical […]

EXPLORING THE E-COMMERCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY

The development of online services and e-commerce companies is on the rise throughout the world and gene­rating billions annually. Most business owners in Curaçao have already created websites and made full use of social media outlets such as Instagram and Facebook, but only a handful of these merchants use e-commerce websites to sell and complete […]

Curaçao Tech Meetups 2019: Overview and Highlights

The 2nd Curaçao Tech Meetups took place on Curaçao from September 2nd to 8th over five locations on the island and included presentations, workshops, a hackathon and kids’ activities. Presentations were held at Central Bank Curaçao from Monday through Thursday taking in all aspects of technology and featuring representatives from a wide variety of industries. […]

COWORKING: THE NEW OFFICE SPACE

With the rise of self-employed contractors, independent professionals and entrepreneurs, the demand for coworking space has exploded. Coworking is defined as the sharing of office space by individuals who wish to work together in a communal, collaborative setting. It has become a social gathering of a group of like-minded people, though still working independently, who […]

E-Commerce and Payment Solutions for Merchants in the Caribbean

A key factor in any business expansion plan is cost containment and improving the company’s bottom line. E-commerce has redefined the way companies do business nowadays and companies are often scrambling to find a payment system that aligns with their business operations and enhances customer experience. TEXT BY LUIS SANTINE, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INFOCAPITAL AND […]

The Cultural Connection Bar.ber: A Lot More Than Just a Barber Shop

The Cultural Connection series will highlight the success of cultural entrepreneurs in Curaçao. According to Helmut K. Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar (2008), “Cultural Entrepreneurs are cultural change agents and resourceful visionaries who organize cultural, financial, social and human capital, to generate revenue from a cultural activity. Their innovative solutions result in economically sustainable cultural […]