Tech Entrepreneurship has taken over the Caribbean with the Haiti Tech Summit 2017. Walker’s Legacy and Walker’s Legacy Foundation Founder and CEO, Natalie Madeira Cofield, was among the 100 speakers at this sold out event June 6th & 7th. During this memorable summit, 450 attendees from all over the globe gathered to hear a handful of powerhouse entrepreneurs, innovators, and tech startup companies speak about the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The two-day summit included workshops, panels, and pitches from speakers representing well-respected companies such as Facebook, Google, Airbnb and many more. The Haiti Tech Summit was located in Cote des Arcadins, Haiti at The Decameron Beach Resort. It was a rapid 48 hours with a non-stop agenda from 9 am to 6 pm, with a couple fun networking events including a closing beach party. Some of the sessions included “From Print to Digital: The Future of Media” and “The Power of Digital Influence in Arts, Culture, Music & Fashion”.
In the past years bringing innovative technology to Haiti has failed. Haiti Tech Summit Founder Christine Souffrant Ntim, says “When people hear of Haiti, their first thoughts are centered on earthquake’s, devastation, poverty, and destruction.” Ntim is a native Haitian entrepreneur who grew up selling in the streets with her grandmother and mother. After leaving to New York she noticed more and more entrepreneurs emerging every time she went back home to Haiti. The mission of the summit was to transform the image of Haiti and their brand by shining light on innovators and a new generation of Haitian entrepreneurs.