U.S. Supports Haitian Entrepreneur Participation in the Haiti Tech Summit

PostedBy U.S. Mission Haiti | 15 June, 2018 | Topics: Press Releases | Tags: Press Release 2018

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti) June 14, 2018 As a platinum sponsor and lead partner of the 2018 Haiti Tech Summit, the United States Embassy in Haiti is pleased to announce the selection of 25 local entrepreneurs who will be featured at the summit.  As part of the Embassy’s on-going efforts to promote entrepreneurship and bi-lateral economic growth, the Embassy works throughout the year to share capacity building skills and widen the professional networks of Haitian entrepreneurs.

Participants will meet over one hundred speakers from Facebook, Google, Amazon, and many others.  The Haiti Tech Summit is part of a thirteen-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem. The goal of the Summit is to help entrepreneurs in Haiti catalyze innovation in their communities and in their country.

Ambassador Sison noted, “We are proud to work alongside the Haitian-America diaspora, some of America’s leading innovation companies, and the Government of Haiti to support Haiti’s youth.” The embassy sponsored Start Up Lab entrepreneurs are 50% women, and represent broad geographic diversity throughout Haiti.

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Claudia Gourdet