Entrepreneur

Do you want to start up a company in Suriname?

DISCOVER SURINAME is the investment and trade promotion program of Suriname.
We focus on increasing entrepreneurship in Suriname. Here you can find out how and in what topic you can start up a business or build a subsidiary in Suriname.

Large to Medium Enterprises (LMEs)

Currently, Suriname has three commercial organizations that have a revenue of over 100 million USD per year.

That said, Suriname is looking for new LME's, or subsidiaries of foreign companies to be founded here.

In every industry, there is a lot of room for competition and potential new market leadership.

A few business opportunities in Suriname for an LME (production industry, plants or plantations) are rice, cacao, coconut, pineapple, palm oil, bananas, air conditioning, solar panels, glass, ceramics, beer, candy, cheese, milk, sillicon wafers, call centers, hotels, resorts, construction, engineering, and many more.

This picture shows the new tallest building in Suriname that is currently built.

Small to Medium Enterprises (SME's)

Next to LME's Suriname has space in every industry for services and exported oriented SMEs. Think of health services, security services, IT, gaming, arts, motorsports, racing, waste processing. There are thousands of SME business opportunities.

Incubators and Accelerators

A vital part of every economy is the setup of incubators and accelerators. The nurture and enable the growth of great new companies and work for people.

Suriname will be supporting the setup of valleys and brain ports in the logistics industry, tourism industry, high tech and agribusiness (agritech).

We will work towards the triple helix where government, education and business collaborate in harmony and integrate with incubators and accelerators abroad.

Business start ups

We invite foreign and domestic entrepreneurs to start up new businesses in areas like clean tech, high tech, ehealth and agritech. There are so many opportunities for new business. Even if the government in the near future would restrict all activity to be sustainable.

Suriname has only about 15000 companies on a population of 590.000 people, in a country with the size of the Indonesian Island of Java, where 120 million people live.

All the Business Opportunities You Need

Suriname has many business opportunities for entrepreneurs to be taken. Here is an example list of them.
Business Opportunities

National Airport

Suriname has one national airport, called the Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, or Zanderij. The international abbreviation for the airport is PBM.

About 250.000 visitors enter Suriname each year via this airport. The number of daily flights is about 10.

National Sea Port

Suriname has one national Sea Port, called Nieuwe Haven.

More than 300 ships visit this Sea port each year.

Are you interested in becoming a Sustainable Entrepreneur in Suriname or the Amazon?

For more information on becoming an entrepreneur in Suriname, contact us via the contact details on this page, or contact InvestSur or the department of trade directly:

InvestSur | Institute for Promoting Investments in Suriname
Brokopondolaan 97
Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 431 320

Chambre of Commerce (KKF)
Prof. W.J.A. Kernkampweg 37
Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 530 311 / +597 530 313
chamber@sr.net

Department of Trade, Industry and Tourism
Havenlaan # 1
+597 403022 / 402080
secretariaat@minhi.gov.sr