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 … [Read more...] about Startup 201 for Haitians, and Why You Need to Act Now
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. … [Read more...] about Haiti’s Smart Tech Moves, Fintech and 8 Year-Old Star, Julian Bartoli
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 … [Read more...] about Askanya: Can This One Chocolate Startup Put Haiti Back on the Map?
Admit it! When it comes to technology you like to have options. I know I do. You probably do, too. I think it’s one reason why so many of us have multiple apps on our smart phones. We love tools that make our lives easier or that teach us something new. I have to say, … [Read more...] about 10 Apps Haitians Can Download Now to Connect and Stay Relevant
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 … [Read more...] about Why Haiti Needs to Focus on Building a Startup Ecosystem