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Startup 201 for Haitians, and Why You Need to Act Now

  I co-hosted the Legacy of 1804 Blog talk online show last month, and David Pierre-Louis was my guest. He talked about his Port-au-Prince Startup Week initiative. The topic was supposed to cover the ideas and planning that led to what many considered an innovative event for Haiti. In my quest to support the event, …

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Haiti’s Smart Tech Moves, Fintech and 8 Year-Old Star, Julian Bartoli

The groundwork for Haiti’s digital adaptation is really happening. Last month, Kesner Pharel, owner and general director of the Group Croissance consulting firm, staged its sixth annual international finance summit. He made a smart move by adding technology to the conference. Thanks to Jean-Junior Joseph for bringing the story of Julian Bartoli to my attention …

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Askanya: Can This One Chocolate Startup Put Haiti Back on the Map?

The idea of starting a successful business in Haiti is laughable to many, but Corinne Joachim Sanon Symietz, the Chief Executive Officer of Askanya, is not laughing as she redefines the business landscape. Like most successful brands, the company is building a reputation of high quality and excellence. From the packaging to the ingredients, the …

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People build startups for Haiti's development

Why Haiti Needs to Focus on Building a Startup Ecosystem

Haiti’s economy is sinking fast and foreign aid will not be the answer. Here’s why. Can you name one non-profit that has transformed an economy without the for-profit business umbrella? The answer is probably no, or at least not one that easily comes to mind. Now, can you name a for-profit business or individual that …

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