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1 winner from each country will receive: Hotel Accommodation, VIP Ticket Pass, Exhibit Booth, Access to GSE Digital Accelerator
The moment we have all been waiting for…
Call for entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech influencers!
Join 100 global speakers and 1000+ attendees in Haiti on June 6-7, 2017 for the largest tech event in Caribbean history!
Come be a part of the most disruptive tech event to rival Tech Crunch, SXSW, and CES.
In an effort to accelerate startups from emerging markets, the Global Startup Ecosystem will be hosting major summits in developing countries across the globe.
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.
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Haiti Tech Summit Team
Startups and SMEs are the bedrock of global economies. As such, it is essential to have a vibrant tech ecosystem that promotes events centered on entrepreneurship.
Yet, with thousands of options, how can you select the top conferences that convene influential entrepreneurs, investors and stakeholders all in one place? Especially when the event is the talk of the town and all you can probably think about is how to get there.
You start by having a ranking strategy for searching and selecting top events from around the world. Tickets usually range from $200 to as high as $5000 per event. Thus it’s befitting to select conferences that not only feature top speakers but also have a unique network of participants and wow factor such as its location.
To help, we’ve outlined the 3-step method for selecting events to attend this year and in the future.
Almost every region has its star mainstream event- except the Caribbean. Well, until now. The Caribbean is not just a destination for beaches and coconuts.
Get the experience of a vacation and access to top influencers by attending the regions top tech events.
Currently, hundreds attend the Atech Conference in Aruba, the Tech Beach Retreat in Jamaica and the Caribbean Startup Summit in Barbados. Previous speakers at these events include the founder of the Next Web, Director of Technology at Burning Man, Partners from 500 Startups, the CEO of the Richard Branson Centre, and influencers from Drop Box, Airbnb, Paypal, AT&T, Time, Essence, and more.
The new player within the global startup event ecosystem is Haiti. The country will host the largest gathering of entrepreneurs, creative and influencers tackling humanity’s grandest challenges via entrepreneurship in June 6-7,2017.
The Haiti Tech Summit already has an amazing line up of speakers. To kick-off the Summit, Ben Horowitz (Partner and Co-Founder of renown VC firm Andreessen Horowitz) will lead with a Keynote titled “To Create Culture, Start a Revolution”. His talk will be followed by a series of keynotes and panels from 100+ influencers and speakers from over 18 countries representing top companies such as Google, Airbnb, Linkedin, Microsoft, HP, Tech Stars, Mastercard, Paypal, Github, Drop Box, Galvanize, Pivotal Labs, Send Grid, Singularity, Draper University, the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Dubai Economy, Puerto Rico’s Parallel 18, Startup Chile, Access Haiti, Center for Financial Investments, Natcom, and more. Over 40 media outlets will be in attendance including representatives from Tech Crunch, NY Times, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, Atlantic Black Star, Loop, L’Union Suite, Chokarella, and more. Other special guests include Vicky Jeudy from Netflix’s Original Series “Orange is the New Black” and the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise.
The summit will also showcase innovations in Ai, VR, Drones and other exponential technologies. With Haiti being such a media magnet, you can expect to hear headline celebrities and investors attending the event.
In the end, attending these events must be aligned with your goals for the year. Whether it’s demoing your new product or networking with top influencers- these startup events are some of the world’s must attend events of all time.
About the Author:Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American entrepreneur & startup ecosystem expert for emerging markets. She was selected and featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, startup hacking, exponential tech AI, and personal branding at over 20+ global conferences a year- which includes former appearances at the US State Department Tours, United Nations, TEDx, SXSW, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, European Union Forum and more. She started her career as the founder of Vendedy- a social network connecting people to street markets with the aim of digitizing a $10 trillion dollar black economy and centralizing the world’s 200,000 street markets. Today, Christine is the Director of Startup Grind Dubai Powered by Google For Entrepreneurs and a partner at the GlobalStartupEcosystem.com which hosts the largest digital online accelerator program in the world- graduating over 1000+ companies across 190+ countries a year.
March 10, 2017- Launching the Tech Ecosystem in Haiti & the Caribbean.
Alongside influencers from the Aruba Atech Foundation, Christine Souffrant Ntim will speak on a panel discussing the emerging tech ecosystem of the Caribbean on March 10, 2017, titled “The Caribbean, The Up and Coming Tech Melting Pot“.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur is already the founder of the largest digital online accelerator in the region, graduating 100 companies across 18 countries annually and is the host of two major regional events this year: such as Singularity’s Global Grand Challenge Caribbean from March 6-27, 2017 and the annual Haiti Tech Summit on June 6-7, 2017. Both events will feature speakers and partners from Google Launch Pad, Tech Stars, Airbnb and more. For each initiative, Haiti is the central base of operations.
Hosting these programs in Haiti not only aims to revitalize economic activity in the country but to also provide a new narrative for Haiti and emerging markets. “We need to stop the negative feedback loop that features countries like Haiti as a land of devastation and destruction. As the first black republic, Haiti has a profound history of empowerment, leadership, and innovation. We aim to revive that image and place Haiti as a central point of innovation within tech, impact and entrepreneurship in the region” says- Christine Souffrant Ntim.
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About Christine Souffrant Ntim:
Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American entrepreneur & startup ecosystem expert for emerging markets. She was selected and featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, startup hacking, exponential tech AI, and personal branding at over 20+ global conferences a year- which includes former appearances at the US State Department Tours, United Nations, TEDx, SXSW, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, European Union Forum and more. She started her career as the founder of Vendedy- a social network connecting people to street markets with the aim of digitizing a $10 trillion dollar black economy and centralizing the world’s 200,000 street markets. Today, Christine is the Director of Startup Grind Dubai Powered by Google For Entrepreneurs and a partner at the GlobalStartupEcosystem.com which hosts the largest digital online accelerator program in the world- graduating over 1000+ companies across 190+ countries a year. More information at http://csouffrantntim.com
Singularity University Announces first Global Impact Challenge in Haiti for the Caribbean Region
[Port au Prince, Haiti- March 9, 2017] – Singularity University (SU), a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all, has announced a new partnership with Global Startup Ecosystem to launch a SingularityU Global Impact Challenge” in Haiti for the Caribbean market.
Singularity University has hosted many successful “Global Impact Challenges” since 2010 in many countries all over the world. To date, Singularity University has hosted 94 Challenges in 38 countries awarding 121 winners.
The objective of these challenges is spur moonshot innovations to solve world’s greatest global challenges– energy, environment, food, shelter, space, water, disaster resilience, governance, health, learning, prosperity and security– by using exponential technology.
The newly announced “SingularityU Caribbean Global Impact Challenge” will be open to all residents and citizens of the Caribbean. The winner of the Challenge will be selected on April 22, 2017 and awarded a prize to participate in the Singularity University Global Solutions Program (GSP) free of charge. Upon returning to any country in the Caribbean, the participant will have the opportunity to develop their innovative project, supported by the alumni network and mentors. Unsuccessful finalists will benefit by having access to a cadre of mentors and coaches who will follow them in the start-up phase of their project. The jury will consist of representatives from Singularity University, Global Startup Ecosystem, as well as senior representatives of the entrepreneurship, business or innovation community.
“When it comes to innovation, impact and disruptive entrepreneurship, the Caribbean is consistently overlooked. For the past 6 years, the tech ecosystem has blossomed thanks to the rise of programs and events in emerging market countries like Haiti. With one of the leading populations in the region, hosting this challenge in Haiti will not only revitalize interest in the region’s economic potential but place social impact events in places where it is most needed” -says Christine Souffrant Ntim.
April 22, 2017 – Singularity Caribbean Summit
ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY
Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis and is partnered with leading organizations such as Google, Deloitte, Genentech, and UNICEF.
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Global Startup Ecosystem provides digital programs for startup ecosystems and is the home of the largest digital online accelerator in 7 regions around the world including-Caribbean, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Americas. The organization provides data insights and pipeline applications for regional programs such as accelerators, incubators, and startup event organizers.
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The Global Startup Ecosystem initiative started with the purpose of supporting startups from emerging markets. Over 500 companies completed the digital startup accelerator program-representing over 63 different countries in just the past 6 months!
We had over 15 global judges and 27 regional speakers from Tech Stars, Mass Challenge, Google, Inc Magazine, Forbes 30 Under 30, IBM, SXSW, Singularity University, Draper University, The Guardian, Seed Stars, Send Grid, Startup Grind, Startup Weekend, 1776, and more! We are grateful to our 28 different regional partners for making this a reality.
The top regional companies will receive invitations to demo at the Haiti Tech Summit. Here are the top companies who will be featured:
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Haiti makes history by hosting the largest annual gathering of innovators at the Haiti Tech Summit
Port Au Prince, Haiti- January 4, 2017- In an effort to accelerate startups from emerging markets, the Global Startup Ecosystem will be hosting major summits in developing countries across the globe. 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.
The central theme of the 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.
Hosting the event in Haiti not only aims to revitalize economic activity in the country but to also provide a new narrative for Haiti and emerging markets. “Haiti has a profound history of empowerment, leadership, and innovation. As one of the most populous countries in the region, it has huge potential to catalyze entrepreneurship in a very unique way ” says the founding organizer of the event- Christine Souffrant Ntim.
About: Haiti Tech Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s grandest challenges via entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem-the first and largest digital accelerator that accelerates 1000 companies to market annually across 7 global regions entirely online.