First Annual Haiti Tech Summit 2017

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First Annual Haiti Tech Summit 2017

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) in the person of ICS President, Futurist and Sustainability Engineer, Dr. Claire Nelson, will be among the innovators and thought leaders represented at the HAITI TECH SUMMIT.

The Haiti Tech Summit is a 13-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem which conducts the largest online digital accelerator in emerging markets. The Summit aims to revitalize Haiti’s entrepreneurial economy and reposition it as a global study of catalyzed innovation within an emerging market country.

The Summit is the brainchild of CAHM 30 UNDER 30 Honoree Christine Souffrant Ntim, who has been blazing new trails in the Tech Industry since discovering her love of coding.  Paul Ahlstrom and Ben Horowitz headline an A-List of techpreneurs and speakers from companies such as Essence, BlogHer, and Black Enterprise, all converging on Haiti from June 5-8th, to help launch a new revolution in the Caribbean.  Among the companies sponsoring and partnering with the Haiti Tech Summit are Google Developers LaunchPad, Singularity University Caribbean, Access Haiti, Fast Company and Inc.

First Annual Haiti Tech Summit 2017

Christine Souffrant

That Christine not yet 30 has been able to amass the clout to bring these actors to the table speaks volumes of her force and will. A globally recognized speaker, Christine Souffrant is a Haitian-American entrepreneur with 7 years of business management experience across 30+countries. She was selected for the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, and has spoken on leadership, disruptive entrepreneurship and social impact innovation at the United Nations, TEDx and conferences located in Trinidad, Haiti, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York, San Francisco, Russia, Romania, LA, and more.

As the founder of Vendedy (a network connecting global travelers to street markets), she has been featured with IBM, Microsoft, Fast Company, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Master Card Priceless Pitch, Chivas Venture Million Dollar Prize, SOCAP, and Manatt Ventures etc. She is also the Managing Director of Startup Grind Dubai, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs-interviewing leading CEO’s and startup influencers in the Middle East & Silicon Valley and the founder of, which accelerates 500 startups to market each year.

For more on the Haiti Tech Summit and to register, please visit

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