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
- Location: Port Au Prince, Haiti
- Attendee: Invite Only (100)
- 11am- 12pm Press Conference
- 12pm- 3pm Boot Camp (Ideation, Product Development, Marketing, Fundraising, Exponential Tech)
- 3pm- 6pm Singularity Caribbean Finalist Competition
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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