Meet the People Behind the Summit
Christine Souffrant Ntim
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.
Partner at GlobalStartupEcosystem.com: first and largest creator of digital accelerators in emerging regions and exponential tech industries accelerating 700 companies to market annually. The program is now the premier digital accelerator for entrepreneurs globally also offering customised programs for organisations developing their ecosystems.
He is a serial entrepreneur, founding two healthcare startups- Enabled AI (Artificial Intelligence to decode mental health) and Bloomer Tech (embedding IOT sensors into fabrics for cardiovascular diseases). Pivotally working with and connecting venture groups such as Tim Draper’s venture networks, Bold Emerge Capital, accelerators and more into the African region; amassing several partners from Singularity@NASA, Draper University, and Silicon Valley based groups to build startup ecosystems.
Einstein Ntim is an influencer within startup networks across Silicon Valley, Alley, UK to Africa and sits on a Singularity University Advisory Board for Inclusion. He was selected into Ghana’s Future Leaders U30 and speaks about entrepreneurship, AI, exponential technologies and emerging markets at global conferences and corporate programs. Prior to his work in the USA, Einstein had a diverse career in capital markets (UBS, Statestreet, Deutsche Bank), commodity sales, authorship, military (UK), Tutoring (Methodist Church) and professional sports (Harlequins Rugby). He has conducted business across Europe, China, India, Latin America and Africa for supranational companies. Einstein studied Economics and Policy at London School of Economics (LSE), Chinese Languages and Philosophy at Nanjing University, Faith and Theology at the Methodist Church of Britain, and acted as British Council GenUK Ambassador in India and China.
Co-founder of Action toward Initiative and Volunteering for Education in Haiti (ACTIVEH)
An ecosystem architect and venture builder who has dedicated her career to creating pathways to opportunities for entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Her regions of focus expand the Caribbean and West Africa, specializing in building capacity within startup ecosystems. She is the founder of WoCo, a platform that facilitates asset-sharing in dense cities, and aims to catalyze urban resilience, reduce carbon footprint, and improve overall access to infrastructure for entrepreneurs operating in cities across the African continent. In recognition of her work, service and accomplishments, she’s been awarded the Institute of Caribbean Studies’ “30 under 30, Emerging Leaders Award”, Babson College’s ‘Nan-Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award’, and is a proud recipient of ‘The Shelby Cullom Davis Entrepreneurship Prize’.
Marc Alain Boucicault
Co-founder and current Director of Support to Youth-led Initiatives at Groupe ECHO Haiti, incubating entrepreneurship projects in Haiti; co-founder and the Chief External Relations Officer at HFund, a closed-ended micro-venture capital firm for entrepreneurs in Haiti; Fulbright scholar with M.A in Financial Economic Policy from American University and a B.A in Applied Quantitative Economics from CTPEA
Founder and CEO of Haiti Tourism Inc.; current Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations of Parole et Action, a 28 years old organization providing quality education in Haiti; former Director of Marketing and Communications for the Greater Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Tampa and the Haitian Association Foundation of Tampa Bay
Jaagriti Sharma is an avid believer in entrepreneurship and cultural education. Having lived in multiple countries around the world, she has cultivated a love and passion for learning about and educating on cultural knowledge, over cultural entertainment. This passion is reflected in her personal work as a four year student government member and incoming student body president as a junior in a Silicon Valley college. In her professional life, she has lead marketing efforts for Silicon Valley cyber security startups, point of sale software companies and non profit organizations. She has also represented and spoken for Microsoft at conferences of over 15,000, to advocate decreasing opportunity gaps in youth education and employment. Her interests and other roles include Vice President of Sustainability Club, President of the Women’s Business Society and Cofounder and Tutor of a private tutoring organization.
Founder of CaribbeansInTech. She is a young woman who wears many hats! In her personal life, she has a family and is a senior at CUNY Baruch College. In her professional life, she is a serial entrepreneur, community builder, speaker, author and a Diversity in Tech Enthusiast. She is the founder of Illicit Mind Inc a company that develops initiatives to enable the growth of Black and diverse entrepreneurs and techies. At the moment she is a Community Organizer for Girls Who Code. Her other roles include being the President of the Hack for Baruch Club and the Business Manger for Theater in Motion.
As an entrepreneur, Angie’s passions are education, gender equality and exponential technologies. Angie is board member of Liks, an online platform to teach kids robotics and programming, the only winner from Latin America of Moonbots, part of Google Lunar X Prize. Angie also has a non profit to teach girls to code and is the Regional Ambassador and Master Educator for Technovation, the largest competition for girls in tech entrepreneurship. In the past, Angie has also worked as a business consultant for large Fortune 500 companies. She holds a BA from the Tecnologico de Monterrey and was chosen as the 100 Best from Latin America by the ITESM.