May 15, 2018
(Port-au-Prince) The United States Embassy in Haiti announces its sponsorship of the 2018 Haiti Tech Summit, June 21 – 23, 2018. Haitian entrepreneurs interested in learning how to incorporate technology into their business model and marketing strategies are encouraged to apply now through May 30, 2018 at goo.gl/35YuL9 As part of the Embassy’s on-going efforts to promote entrepreneurship and bi-lateral economic growth, the Embassy is seeking representation from creators and innovators across Haiti’s ten departments to participate.
Participants will be able to meet over one hundred speakers from Google, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Uber, and many others. The Haiti Tech Summit is part of a thirteen-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem. The goal of the Summit is to help entrepreneurs in Haiti catalyze innovation in their communities and in their country.
In April 2018, the U.S. Embassy hosted #TechCampOkay, bringing together over 30 entrepreneurs from the Grand d’Anse and Southern Departments with local leaders and experts from the diaspora, IDEO, and U.S. Embassy exchange program alumni. The Embassy regularly engages the regional Chambers of Commerce as well as the American Chamber of Commerce in pursuit of this key priority.