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, inspiring networking opportunity.