Haitian YLAI Fellowship Alumni to Participate in the YLAI-EEE

Three Haitian YLAI Fellowship Alumni to participate in the YLAI ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEMS EVERYWHERE INITIATIVE in Jamaica


Three Haitian YLAI Alumni, Ms. Marie Altagrace Michele Maignan, founder of Belle Créole, Makendy Smith co-founder, CEO, and Creative Director of MAK PA NOU CREATION, and Miguelito Jerome, CEO, and founder of 500Gourdes.com, will attend the YLAI Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Everywhere (EEE) Initiative in Montego Bay, Jamaica from December 3 to 6, 2019. The EEE Initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is a 3-day in-person “Train-the-Trainers” program with 30 alumni from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellowship. The program covers development frameworks for entrepreneurs, businesses, and ecosystems.

The EEE Initiative creates increased entrepreneurial growth and activity throughout the Caribbean region, Brazil, and Belize – encouraging venture development, job creation, and regional prosperity. During the program the participants will develop their as entrepreneurial skills through workshops, lectures, and a case study.  They will prepare business plans, discuss personnel management, and fundraising. In addition, the participants will discuss best practices for ecosystem development, create plans for small grants projects, and pitch ideas for feedback.  This program will also equip the entrepreneurs with the skills to teach entrepreneurship in their home communities. The EEE Initiative creates a pipeline of qualified entrepreneurship educators to act as mentors and leaders for future generations of entrepreneurs.

We wish them a successful experience in the United States and look forward to their return.