Haiti is rapidly earning itself as a prime hot spot for entrepreneurial activity. With 11 million citizens and a global diaspora network of 30 million Haitian internationals- the influence of Haitian entrepreneurs on the global economy is spreading. Each Friday we highlight the top 10 entrepreneurs disrupting global markets. With the spotlight list we crowdsource a public vote on the most influential entrepreneur on the list to hear their full story featured in our hall of fame series Tuesday.
Haiti's Top 10 Entrepreneurs of Influence (December 7, 2018)
Vote Now. Poll closed Sunday @ 11.59pm
Founder & CEO of LendStreet
At LendStreet our mission is simple – help people get out of debt, rebuild their credit, and get a fresh start.
Founder of Haiti Tech News
Before founding Haititechnews.com, Henry Beaucejour was interviewed for his work. With the importance of technology to the modern world, he knew that Haiti was in desperate need of a news source to cover the field. At the time of its founding in 2011, Haititechnews.com became the country's first technology-only news source: a title they retain today. Haititechnews.com seeks to help educate and advise the people of Haiti through top-quality reporting, available in four languages. Beaucejour hopes that through Haititechnew's help, the people of Haiti will acquire knowledge of their own businesses in the private and public sectors. This, in turn, would inspire more investment in the IT field, helping ensure Haiti and its citizens a future brighter in the global market.
Guelmana Rochelin CEO & Founder of Mana, SA
 19659005] Marc Alain Boucicault
Founder of Banj
Coworking space, Entrepreneurship hub, International exchange program and Incubator. Whether it's to exchange ideas, to think, or to innovate, Banj is Port-au-Prince's unrivaled networking spot and workplace. We are strengthening Haiti's capital's entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing tailored support networks and modern workspaces capable of stimulating creativity while keeping the focus on concrete results for all entrepreneurs who want to increase their visibility and move to a higher stage in their entrepreneurial journey.
Founder of Gamma Coin
# 1 Crypto App in the App Store.
CEO & Founder Kreyol Essence , LLC.
Kreyol Essence (KE) brings natural hair, skin, and body products from Haiti to the world. Our eco-friendly formulations are made from pure and natural ingredients with a special focus on dry hair and skin. As a business person, we are maniacal about creating sustainable jobs, protecting and conserving the island's environment and empowering women.
Davidson Toussaint CEO of Haiti Tourism Inc.
Daphnee Charles Startup Grind Haiti Director / Co-founder of COCREAD
Port au Prince Chapter Director Daphnee Charles is a Haiti-based agro-economist. She is interested in using art to tackle severe challenges in Haiti. She co-founded COCREAD's “Cocreating Development” (https://www.facebook.com/CocreadHaiti/) a social enterprise, with the mission to boost community entrepreneurship through innovation art and resilience. Daphnee is also the co-founder of Action towards Initiative and volunteering for Education in Haiti (ACTIVEH), a social organization with the goal to promote volunteering among the Haitian youth.
Media personality and founder of Azure College School of Nursing
CEO of Cocread (co-creating development), Haitian community incubator
About Haiti Tech Summit : Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine Souffrant Ntim, Haiti TechSales brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives under the roof together to address humanity's greatest challenges via entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative of GSE, which aims to bring centralize local and global influencers in Haiti on an annual basis to accelerate industry development and ecosystem scaling in Haiti.
Companies represented for the past 2 years included Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, Paypal, Linkedin, Github, Intuit, Dropbox, Sendgrid, Youtube, Intuit and Adobe. Headline speakers included the President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, Venture Capitalist investor of Airbnb and Facebook Ben Horowitz, Former Editor in Chief of Ebony Magazine Kyra Kyles, Founder of Draper Associates and Draper University- Tim Draper, and celebrity influencers such as Vicky From the Netflix series Orange is the New Black and music artists Michael Brown and J Perry. Ecosystem enabler networks included Steve Blank's Launchpad, Galvanize, Puerto Rico's Parallel 18, Pivotal Labs, Angel Hack Accelerator, WIN Lab, Grind Startup, Forbes 30 Under 30 listmakers, Brazil's Laiob-Latin America Institute of Business, and Alter Ventures.
The Embassy of Port au Prince, Digicel, Royal Decameron, Ministry of Tourism, Royal Council of Telecommunications-Conatel, The Central Bank- BRH, Catholic Relief Services, Barbancourt, French Chamber of Trade, Access Haiti, and Center for Facilitation of Investments (CFI). Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Ebony Magazine, NY Times, Atlantic Black Star, Haitian Times, Chokarella, Media Trace, Loop Haiti, The Nouvellist, Ayibo Post, Metropol, and Radio Caribe. 19659027] Media Contacts:
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