Haiti Tech Summit 2020 Successfully Hosted Largest Virtual Conference in the Caribbean (Recap)

Port- au Prince [October 12, 2020] Haiti Tech Summit successfully launched the 4th Edition of its 13 year initiative program virtually online powered by Global Startup Ecosystem and Sponsored by the US Embassy of Haiti and Sogebank and supported in partnership with Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud, Access Haiti, Dagmar, and more. 

Originally scheduled to welcome 100 Speakers and 4000+ attendees, the free summit welcomed 18,140 live social media followers for the summit and by the end day reached 75,748 global viewers on Facebook and Linkedin. A record breaking number for Haiti as the most viewed tech and business virtual program in the country. 

To align with the current conversations surrounding the changing business landscape the theme for this edition was “The Great Reset- A Nation’s Roadmap to A Decade of Digitization” A World Economic Forum initiative. The summit highlighted speakers covering the summit’s three pillars of ecosystem development- Entrepreneurship, Employment and Education.

The 2020 sponsor list includes Platinum Sponsor- US Embassy of Haiti, Gold Sponsor Sogebank, and Silver Sponsor Barbancourt; ecosystem list includes AWS IBM Cloud Google Cloud Digital Ocean Sendgrid Hubspot Facebook Github Microsoft Grow with Google SAP Next Gen YMCA,  Access Haiti Internet Banj Cocread Dagmar Haiti, media partners include Essence Haitian Times Haitian Businesses Chokerella Junio 7 and Telemix. 

Top 50+ Speakers from the program include: 

  1. Ben Horowitz Billionaire investor in Facebook, Airbnb and more General Partner and CoFounder Andreessen Horowitz
  2. Nicole D. Theriot Deputy Chief of Mission Nicole D. Theriot at Embassy Port-au-Prince
  3. Raja Rajamannar Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and President, Healthcare Business, at Mastercard
  4. Dr. Lisa Coleman Chief Diversity Officer at (NYU) New York University
  5. Irene Arias Hofman CEO, IDB Lab- Inter-American Development Bank
  6. Cassandre Charles Vice President, Brand Marketing Essence Magazine
  7. Aisha Taylor Community Engagement & Partnerships at Grow with Google        
  8. Magalie Desroches Austin Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise at City of New York
  9. Tríona Byrne Snr Director – Strategic Relations, EMEA | Salesforce.org
  10. Sandra Moerch Chief Content Director, Purpose and Brand Experience at SAP | UN Women Board Member
  11. Christine Ntim Founder at Haiti Tech Summit/ CMO at Global Startup Ecosystem
  12. Kwena  Mabotja Sub-Sahara Africa Director at SAP Next-Gen
  13. Iynna Halilou Global Programs Manager at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  14. Afiya Addison Global Program Manager, The B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  15. Tessa Jacques Director General at the Center for the Facilitation of Investments in Haiti
  16. Ty Heath Global Lead, B2B Institute @ LinkedIn
  17. Einstein Ntim CEO at Global Startup Ecosystem
  18. Claire A. Nelson Ph.D Futurist, Sustainability Engineer & Storyteller ..Listed Among Top 50 Female Futurists on Forbes.com
  19. Sydney Paul Business Marketing Manager at Virgin IslandsTech Park
  20. Chike Ukaegbu CEO@Startup52, UN MIPAD Hall of Fame, Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Advocate, Ex-Presidential Candidate@Nigeria
  21. Alexander Daniels Public Affairs Counselor at U.S. Department of State
  22. Andrew J. Dilbert Cultural Affairs Officer   at U.S. Department of State
  23. Carel Pedre CEO at Chokarella
  24. Patrice Bayard Owner, Access Haiti
  25. Micheal Verch CIO/ Chief Information Officer at Sogebank
  26. Béatrice Kébreau Marketing Manager at Sogecarte
  27. Mica Pierre Bruno General Manager at Sogebel
  28. Winnie Hugot Gabriel Activist Lawyer, Journalist and Writer
  29. Christopher Reckord Chief Executive Officer at tTech
  30. Virna DiPalma Senior Director for Engagement, Strategy and Communications at Trace International
  31. Christelle Vaval First Vice President, AmCham Haiti
  32. Jhonson Napoleon     CEO at Azure College
  33. Jacquil Constant        Haiti International Film Festival
  34. Danielle Saint Lot      Smart Fanm
  35. Patrice                       Access Haiti
  36. Maritza T. Adonis       MTA Visions Global CSR & Gov‚Äôt Relations
  37. Rock Andre               President at Cedel Haiti
  38. Max Larson Henry     CEO TRANSVERSAL/ TRANSVERSAL LLC
  39. Clifford Reginald Nau- Director of the Economic Promotion Division at the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Economic Adviser of the Presidency of the Republic of Haiti
  40. Sandra Florvella          Founder Haitian Businesses / Co- Founder of Business Forum Haiti
  41. Ryan Foland               Author of Ditch The Act
  42. Rose Désauguste       Founder Huelixir
  43. Marc Alain                  Founder at Banj
  44. Christine Coupet Jacques    CEO DAGMAR HAITI
  45. Zammy Romuald
  46. Nathalie Marc Charles      Career Coach at UPLIFT Your Career
  47. Samuel Dameus         Founder of Faces of Haiti
  48. Vania Andre                Editor at Haitian Times
  49. Laurent Prosper        Former Chargé d’affaires,at The Embassy of Haiti in London
  50. Stephane Dubois      Founder at Ed Tech Summit
  51. Allen Bayard             Co-Founder at Access Haiti
  52. Delphine Gardere     Barbancourt
  53. Samuel M. Pierre     Chief Of Staff at New York City Council

Since 2017, Haiti Tech Summit launched an inspiring 13 year mission to change the future of the country via technology and innovation.Deemed the “Davos of the Caribbean”, Haiti Tech Summit has welcomed keynote speakers such as Jack Dorsey-founder of Twitter, President of Haiti- Jovenel Moise, Ben Horowitz- Investor in Facebook, Tom Davis- Chief Marketing Officer at Forbes Magazine, Vicky Jeudy- Actress at Netflix Orange is the New Black and 300+ speakers over the past 3 years.  

Each year the program generates 83 million to 150 million social media impressions with the partnership of media outlets such as Forbes, Inc Magazine, Black Enterprise, and more. Hundreds fly from all over the world to convene in Haiti to witness the largest tech conference in the Caribbean shape the tech ecosystem of the region. 

More Information via: www.haititechsummit.com or email the team at events@globalstartupecosystem.com.


Day 1 Recap Video 


Day 2 Recap Video 

HTS 2020

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Launches Her Future Accelerator – the World’s First Digital Personal Branding Career Accelerator for Women.

The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the Her Future Accelerator – the world’s first digital personal branding career accelerator for women. The program is designed to engage, train, and prepare women for business disruption and digital careers. From personal branding strategy to remote career planning to mental resilience coaching- the program will be a historic experience with the aim of galvanizing the next generation of future female industry pioneers. 1 million women will be trained over the next decade via this program. 

Apply via: https://forms.gle/FFEY92U9q5NPbocNA 

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In a time of exponential change and disruption, the 2020 global pandemic has launched the world’s largest global real time experiment centered around digital livelihood and remote work. Women have historically been marginalized across various industries and with tech quickly becoming a powerful equalizer, this program is designed to empower women with the training, resources, and network needed to accelerate their careers. The 4 week program will include 4 content tracks which include the following: 

  • Personal Branding Strategy (How to build and monetize a personal brand in the digital age)
  • Career Development Strategy (How to build a remote work digital career )
  • Business Development Strategy (How to build a resilient remote business in the digital world)
  • Mental Health and Resilience (How to prioritize balance, happiness and well being in a digital world) 
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With the successful launch of the iconic Her Future Summit in March 2020 featuring 100 speakers, 3600 digital delegates and 4 million media impressions, the Global Startup Ecosystem returns with this 4 week program that will select women from around the world working in diverse careers to prepare them for the future.The Her Future Summit aims to identify, train, and empower the next generation of female pioneers. The Her Future Summit series was launched in to accelerate humanity’s success with Sustainable Development Goal #5- Gender Equality and has quickly become the fastest growing platform for women in tech. With a followup accelerator program, women will have the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice. 

Applications close October 2, 2020. Apply now. 

For partnerships and sponsorship inquiries, please contact the team via hello@globalstartupecosystem.com . 

****About your host: Mrs. Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American & Ghanaian, personal branding expert, tech ecosystem influencer and futurist. She was selected and featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, personal branding, and future tech for emerging markets at over 20+ global conferences a year- which includes former appearances at the United Nations, Davos, TEDx, SXSW, European Union Forum, US State Department Tours, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, and more.

Currently, she is one of the few female founders whose company organizes over 50+ global tech summits around the world, 120+ webinars, forums and digital programs annually.

For fun, she travels and binge watches top business shows with her husband and 2 beautiful baby girls.

Europe Future Summit Returns for 2nd Annual Edition During UNGA Week

ATTN: 2nd Annual Europe Future Summit

DATE: September 25, 2020 @ 11am-2pm EST.

LOCATION: World Wide – Online

MEMO: An initiative hosted during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly Week (UNGA WEEK)  In partnership with Forbes, SAP Next Gen, Linkedin, and the Global Startup Ecosystem

RSV Via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/europe-future-summit-2020-unga-week-tickets-76463796273

The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of Europe Future Summit- to take place virtually on September 25,2020 in alignment with the United Nations General Assembly Week. 

The Europe Future Summit is an annual event that celebrates, connects, and empowers the European stakeholder  community through networking, dialogue, culture, and much more. In a time when the region is facing newfound challenges, now is the time to start the dialogue on the true future of Europe. 

The program structure is action packed with debate round tables, workshops, interactive demos, partner matching, networking sessions  and expert panels. During the course of activities, speakers frontier tech investments, startup development and ecosystem building. The program concludes with a high profile call to action virtual session with summit speakers, sponsors and partners. 

As a high level premier summit, we curate an active network of investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians and business moguls tackling questions such as: How prepared are governments for the digital era? What reskilling and upskilling programs are in place and where? How can collaborations and partnerships between the public and private sector can bolster economic growth, reduce emigration and improve life quality. What the pandemic means for emerging local business ecosystems?

As  an affiliate to the Global Startup Ecosystem; Europe Future Summit boast a speaker network that includes: Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter), Ben Horowitz (Investor Twitter, Facebook), Tim Draper (Investor in Skype, Hotmail etc); Naveen Jain (Founder of Moon Express, Viome etc.); Current President of Haiti Jovenel Moise; Vicky Jeudy from Netflix Orange is the New Black;  and VP+CEOs from Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and more. 

About Europe Future Summit: Europe Future Summit is the world’s most iconic summit curating an active network of investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians and business moguls. Each year the program gathers 1000 pioneers from across Europe and around the world to address and tackle challenges that affect the region’s future. The summit serves as a platform for influencers who are sourcing innovative solutions and partners that leverage exponential technology to accelerate Europe as a center for business innovation and impact. 

Europe Future Summit Media Team

(E) events@globalstartupecosystem.com 

(W) www.europefuturesummit.com

Blockchain Tech Summit Announces Semifinalists for Startup Lab Pitch Competition

VR Tech Summit Announces Semifinalists for Startup Lab Pitch Competition

Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Launches Her Future Accelerator – the World’s First Digital Personal Branding Career Accelerator for Women.

The Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is pleased to announce the Her Future Accelerator – the world’s first digital personal branding career accelerator for women. The program is designed to engage, train, and prepare women for business disruption and digital careers. From personal branding strategy to remote career planning to mental resilience coaching- the program will be a historic experience with the aim of galvanizing the next generation of future female industry pioneers. 1 million women will be trained over the next decade via this program. 

Apply via: https://forms.gle/FFEY92U9q5NPbocNA 

https://globalstartupecosystem.com/accelerator/

In a time of exponential change and disruption, the 2020 global pandemic has launched the world’s largest global real time experiment centered around digital livelihood and remote work. Women have historically been marginalized across various industries and with tech quickly becoming a powerful equalizer, this program is designed to empower women with the training, resources, and network needed to accelerate their careers. The 4 week program will include 4 content tracks which include the following: 

  • Personal Branding Strategy (How to build and monetize a personal brand in the digital age)
  • Career Development Strategy (How to build a remote work digital career )
  • Business Development Strategy (How to build a resilient remote business in the digital world)
  • Mental Health and Resilience (How to prioritize balance, happiness and well being in a digital world) 

With the successful launch of the iconic Her Future Summit in March 2020 featuring 100 speakers, 3600 digital delegates and 4 million media impressions, the Global Startup Ecosystem returns with this 4 week program that will select women from around the world working in diverse careers to prepare them for the future.The Her Future Summit aims to identify, train, and empower the next generation of female pioneers. The Her Future Summit series was launched in to accelerate humanity’s success with Sustainable Development Goal #5- Gender Equality and has quickly become the fastest growing platform for women in tech. With a followup accelerator program, women will have the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice. 

Applications close September 28th and program starts on October 1st, 2020. Apply now. 

For partnerships and sponsorship inquiries, please contact the team via hello@globalstartupecosystem.com . 

Ai Tech Summit Announces Semifinalists for Startup Lab Pitch Competition

Global Startup Ecosystem Announces the 2nd Annual VR Tech Summit in Partnership with Microsoft

To accelerate developments within the VR tech industry, the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is to host the 2nd annual VR Tech Summit on September 17, 2020 (12pm – 2pm EST). 

The VR Tech Summit is the world’s most exclusive event featuring VR tech investors, entrepreneurs and influencers coming together to address the world’s greatest  challenges via VR technology. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of VR technology, leading applications of VR, and startup development strategies via exclusive workshop sessions with award winning experts. The program concludes with a high profile call to action VIP gathering speakers and partners.

Apply via https://forms.gle/WtXZCH3tedz9Prq28

This year’s digital summit experience will include 

  • A series of keynotes, panels and fireside chats 
  • Live Q/A sessions with speakers and sponsors 
  • Exhibitor showcase demos
  • Collaboration networking sessions 

For more information on tickets, sponsorships and partnerships, please email the team at  events@globalstartupecosystem.com .


About VR Tech Summit: The VR Tech Summit is the world’s most exclusive event featuring VR tech investors, entrepreneurs and influencers coming together to address the world’s greatest  challenges via VR technology. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of VR technology, leading applications of VR, and startup development strategies via exclusive workshop sessions with award winning experts. The program concludes with a high profile call to action VIP gathering speakers and partners.

VR Tech Summit Media Team

(E) events@globalstartupecosystem.com

(W) www.vrtechsummit.org

About  Global Startup Ecosystem: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s first digital accelerator and leads today as one of the largest digital ecosystem development platforms. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare individuals and organizations for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s greatest challenges via exponential technologies and entrepreneurship. GSE is now the fastest growing tech and business community with an online network that accelerates 1000+ companies a year across 90+ countries and an offline network that supports 75,000+ global delegates a year via its iconic tech summits. This evolving tech community is now a source of tech talent for the remote workforce of the future; accelerating people into the fastest growing tech startups and corporate career networks.

(E) events@globalstartupecosystem.com 

(W) www.globalstartupecosystem.com 

Global Startup Ecosystem Announces the 3rd Annual Ai Tech Summit in Partnership with Microsoft

To accelerate developments within the artificial intelligence and robotics industry, the Global Startup Ecosystem will be hosting the 3rd annual Ai Tech Summit on September 10, 2020 (12pm- 2pm EST)

The Ai Tech Summit is the world’s most exclusive event featuring Ai tech investors, entrepreneurs and influencers coming together to address the world’s greatest  challenges via Ai technology. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of Ai technology, leading applications of Ai, and startup development strategies via exclusive workshop sessions with award winning experts. 

Previous speakers include Alex Poon- COO & Founder at X.ai, Meg Columbia-Walsh Women In IT 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year, Mina Salib Program Director, Catalyst Program at Future Labs at NYU Tandon School of Engineering,, Kate Bradley Chernis Founder & CEO of Lately and Paul Levy Chief Chatbot Officer at ArtificialChat Inc.

Apply via https://forms.gle/WtXZCH3tedz9Prq28

This year’s digital summit experience will include 

  • A series of keynotes, panels and fireside chats 
  • Live Q/A sessions with speakers and sponsors 
  • Exhibitor showcase demos
  • Collaboration networking sessions 

For more information on tickets, sponsorships and partnerships, please email the team at  events@globalstartupecosystem.com .

About Ai Tech Summit:  Ai Tech Summit is the world’s most exclusive event featuring Ai tech investors, entrepreneurs and influencers coming together to address the world’s greatest  challenges via Ai technology. The summit also serves to teach fundamentals of Ai technology, leading applications of Ai, and startup development strategies via exclusive workshop sessions with award winning experts. The program concludes with a high profile call to action VIP gathering speakers and partners.

Ai Tech Summit Media Team

(E)  events@globalstartupecosystem.com .

(W) www.Aitechsummit.org

About  Global Startup Ecosystem: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is the world’s first digital accelerator and leads today as one of the largest digital ecosystem development platforms. With a mission to educate, inspire and prepare individuals and organizations for the digital age, GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s greatest challenges via exponential technologies and entrepreneurship. GSE is now the fastest growing tech and business community with an online network that accelerates 1000+ companies a year across 90+ countries and an offline network that supports 75,000+ global delegates a year via its iconic tech summits. This evolving tech community is now a source of tech talent for the remote workforce of the future; accelerating people into the fastest growing tech startups and corporate career networks.

(E) events@globalstartupecosystem.com 

(W) www.globalstartupecosystem.com

Forbes Digital Startup Accelerator (Nigeria Edition) Welcomes Ecosystem Supporters

We are pleased to announce the first wave of partners and supporters who announced Forbes’ first digital startup accelerator (Nigeria Edition). These ecosystem leaders represent the media, accelerators, incubators, events, and entrepreneur communities of Nigeria. 

The Forbes Digital Startup Accelerator (Nigeria Edition) program is a sponsored 4 week digital training to help businesses build and scale their companies for the future. Forbes is looking for experienced companies who are ready to scale and opened the application to all small businesses, startups, and freelancers. The program is free. No equity ask. No obligation. Accepted companies will have access to $100k in free credits and perks from AWS, Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud. 

Thank you to the following supporters: 

  1. AWS 
  2. IBM Cloud 
  3. Google Cloud 
  4. VC4A 
  5. Ventures Africa 
  6. MEST
  7. Nigeria 
  8. Ventures Platform
  9. TechEconomy.ng
  10. Startup Africa
  11. BusinessDay
  12. The Agile Advisor Africa
  13. SME Peaks
  14. GCL 
  15. fofx Academy
  16. Hub30
  17. CFA Media
  18. TechQuest STEM Academy
  19. Complete Sports
  20. StartupNG
  21. Newswire
  22. Techative
  23. DNB Stories
  24. Jarus Hub
  25. Naijabizcom
  26. TechAtLast
  27. Bloogify 
  28. Africa Action
  29. Enterprise Development Center (Pan-Atlantic University)
  30. GEN Nigeria
  31. TechCultureNG
  32. Intermarc Consulting
  33. Digital Africa
  34. Wennovation Hub
  35. Nigeria Innovation Summit (Tech Trends)
  36. Africa Innovation Academy
  37. Hub Aspire
  38. Itanna
  39. Edmoss
  40. Startup Arewa
  41. Cube Hub
  42. Dominion Consulting 
  43. Lady Prowess
  44. Promos in Nigeria
  45. Richee Tech
  46. Lasgidi Reporters
  47. Laila’s Blog
  48. NIPC Nigeria
  49. SME Digest
  50. Legit.ng
  51. TooXclusive
  52. 360Nobs
  53. Wothappen 

The second wave of supporters will be announced in mid June. For more information check out our website at https://forbes8.forbes.com/nigeriaaccelerator or inquire for partnership opportunities via Hello@globalstartupecosystem.com.

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