[San Francisco, USA- March 15, 2018] Haiti Tech Summit, a 13-year initiative of GSE, which brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives to Haiti to accelerate tech, innovation and economic development within the country, have just opened applications for the event’s first Startup Lab – a 1:1 mentorship opportunity with global experts.

Building on the first annual Pitch Competition of the 2017 Haiti Tech Summit, which engaged entrepreneurs from across the Caribbean for a chance to win  a top prize of full coverage to Singularity University’s GSP program at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, the event is expanding its scope to support the growth of entrepreneurs during the Summit itself.  The first annual Startup Lab will feature a comprehensive 2-hour speed mentorship session that allows entrepreneurs to leverage the wisdom in the room and build relationships that will continue beyond the Summit.  

Spearheaded by the Summit’s Executive Director, Naisha Silva, in partnership with their Head of Experience & Branding, Shaina Silva, the Startup Lab will feature  an intensive 2-hour speed mentorship session with global experts hailing from Twitter, Google, Linkedin, Amazon, Uber, Slack, mPesa, and more. Topics of mentorship include, but are not limited to, go-to-market strategy, exponential technology, hiring and performance management, product management, UX design and finance/VC fundraising.   

Entrepreneurs from across the 10 departments in Haiti are invited to apply by April 29th. Only a select few entrepreneurs will be selected, and the selection criteria is as follows: startup based in 1 of the 10 departments in Haiti, less than 5 years old, have a valid MVP and proven traction. Selected Startups will be announced prior to the Haiti Tech Summit and featured across Haiti Tech Summit media communication channels during and after the event. Of those selected for the Startup Lab, a select group will be invited to participate in this year’s Pitch Competition for a chance at the Grand Prize.


Haiti Tech Summit will return for its 2nd year on June 21-23, 2018 at Royal Decameron with 100 global speakers and top partners from around the world. Tickets can be purchased online and inquiries for partnership can be directed to the managing team at info@haititechsummit.com.

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About Haiti Tech Summit: Haiti Tech Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative of GSE, which aims to bring centralize top local and global influencers in Haiti on an annual basis to accelerate industry development and ecosystem scaling in Haiti.

About Global Startup Ecosystem: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare tech  communities for the digital age. GSE summits are annual conferences held around the world to connect, inform, and inspire stakeholders within an ecosystem to leverage technology that ensures impact. Summits are a major focal point for bringing together government officials, business leaders, startup innovators, celebrities and key influencers in one place.