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My First Entrepreneurial Journey to Asia

Dexter Wilson
September 15, 2018

The Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2018 in Bangkok was a life changing experience for me both professionally and personally. Hailing from the Twin Island Paradise of Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies, being selected to attend such a prestigious event was nothing short of an honor. Upon my selection, I immediately started various fundraising projects, from a local Barbeque to Sponsorship Applications to a range of private and public-sector institutions. With less than a month to go, I had finally raised enough money to cover my expenses and the Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp had become a reality.

From a professional standpoint, as a young aspiring entrepreneur and investor, the Bootcamp gave me the opportunity to look deeper within myself and draw from a reserve of confidence that even I was not sure was there. The environment of achievement and friendly rivalry allowed delegates to critically identify their strengths and weaknesses while innovating rapidly, learning about new cultures, and managing people, time and limited resources.

A well-organized schedule of some of the world’s most inspiring Entrepreneurs from many different walks of life allowed delegates such as myself to better understand that no matter what the circumstances, an Entrepreneur must be resilient, and can only be successful by overcoming any adversities that come his way.

From a personal standpoint, with this trip marking my first time in Asia, the unique culture of Eastern countries such as Thailand and Nepal have opened my eyes and left me with a new perspective on life. The strong respect for religion and spiritual practices, the preservation of Historical and Natural Attractions and the various world-class tourist attractions across South East Asia has guaranteed that this will not be my last trip.

While it’s easy to see successful people and never really know how they’ve acquired their success, working, living and having fun with these prolific entrepreneurs has allowed us to realize that above all else, “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill.

its wealth of temples and disciplined way of living, has opened my eyes.

The GEB team ensured all of our needs before the Bootcamp were met and upon arrival had a ram-packed schedule of developmental activities and mentors from various walks of Entrepreneurial life.

As GEB was my first trip to Asia, being able to immerse myself in the unique culture, Friends and Mentorship.

About the author

Dexter Wilson

As a dedicated entrepreneur, motivational speaker and personal development advocate, Dexter currently resides in the island paradise of Tobago, serving as CARICOM Youth Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago


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