Global Startup Ecosystem
“Leveraging Digital Accelerators to Build Startup Ecosystems”
About: Global Startup Ecosystem (Event Sponsor) is the first and largest digital accelerator network in the world with a mission to digitize offline startup ecosystems. In an effort to accelerate startups from emerging markets, the Global Startup Ecosystem will be hosting major summits in developing countries across the globe to meet global development standards by 2030. Haiti will be the first within this 13-year initiative, hosting the largest annual gathering of innovators addressing humanity’s grandest challenges with over 100 global speakers.
About: The Haiti Tech Summit is the largest gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers leveraging tech to impact the future of humanity. It is a cultural tech festival that highlights the importance of startup ecosystems to either create or disrupt industries across all disciplines- from food to commerce to music and more.
The central theme of the 2017 global summit is to catalyze startup ecosystems in emerging markets. Day one is centered on “Drivers of startup ecosystems” with a deep dive look at the contributions of VC fund managers, angel investors, accelerators, incubators and media reporters on tech innovation hubs around the world. Day two is centered on “Disruptors of startup economies” with an analysis exponential technologies in transforming future industries via Ai, virtual reality, genomics, robotics, space, etc.
The event announcement was made on the eve of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake anniversary and was shared by over 423,000 supporters within 24 hours.