Haiti Tech Summit Announces Partnership with US Embassy of Haiti for 2019 Summit

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- March 25, 2019] Haiti Tech Summit is pleased to announce its renewed partnership with the US Embassy of Haiti for the 3rd annual summit. The embassy has become an integral part of making the Haiti Tech Summit experience accessible to entrepreneurs in Haiti. For the 2019 edition, the U.S. will be expanding its support to entrepreneurs in the Caribbean.

In 2018, the US Embassy of Haiti sponsored Haitian entrepreneurs from several departments across the country of Haiti to attend, pitch and receive mentorship from American tech influencers. Placing the spotlight on local entrepreneurs served as one of the top highlights of the summit.

Haiti Tech Summit, since its inception became the largest tech conference in the Caribbean and has always welcomed entrepreneurs from across the region.  Continuing its focus on the U.S. Caribbean 2020 strategy, the US Embassy will be sponsoring top entrepreneurs from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) based in the Caribbean. More information to come.


US Embassy of Haiti Call for Young Leaders of the Americas based in the Caribbean

[Port Au Prince, Haiti- March 25, 2019]  The United States Embassy in Haiti announced its sponsorship of the 2019 Haiti Tech Summit, June 20 – 22, 2019.

Alumni of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) based in the Caribbean are encouraged to apply now through April 12, 2019 for full funding here.  As part of the Embassy’s on-going efforts to promote bi-lateral economic growth in part through entrepreneurship and in a broader effort to support the U.S. Caribbean 2020 strategy, the Embassy seeks representation from creators and innovators across the Caribbean to participate. 

Participants will be able to meet over one hundred speakers from Google, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Uber, and many others.  Haiti Tech Summit, a 13-year initiative of Meventum, 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 second annual 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 featured 25 amazing U.S. Embassy sponsored entrepreneurs from across the nation of Haiti.

Come be a part of this innovative, networking opportunity.