Myrlène Mathurin Represents Impact Hub Port-au-Prince In China For The 2050 Tech Conference by Alibaba & Impact Hub Shangai

David Pierre-Louis
November 14, 2018
Welcome to China: Inviting Latin America Participants for 2050 Yunqi Summit by Alibaba in Collaboration with Impact Hub Shanghai.
We’re proud to have  Myrlène Mathurin  representing Impact Hub Port-au-Prince in this Years’ Inaugural 2050 conference in China as one of the 20,000 youth selected to be a part of this monumental event.
2050 is a non-profit event launched by volunteers and Hangzhou Yunqi Science and Technology Innovation Foundation. It is hosted in Yunqi Cloud Town, Hangzhou, China every year in May. It aims to bring the world’s youth together for science and technology.

2050 will support more than 100 reunions of youth groups, offer over 100 Next Gen Forum sessions organized by our volunteer producers from diverse backgrounds, and present 100 eye-catching booths in the “Explorer Space” by the most creative young people. In the meanwhile, 2050 will provide multi-language service including Chinese, English, French, Germany, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic.

The inaugural 2050 will be held on May 25-27, 2018, with an expected participation from 20,000 young attendees, including 5,000 from overseas. At 2050, young people around the world can reunite with old friends, make new ones and unleash the power of the young generation to change the world.

My name is Myrlene Mathurin, law school senior, born in modest Haitian family. Taking into account the economic situation of my family and the social class to which I belong, I realized the one thing that could help reach the summit was '' Education ''.  It’s in this frame of mind that I have given myself to be the first of my family to obtain a higher degree. I am currently the communication officer for Impact Ayiti and Generation Hope builders, two organizations that are fighting poverty through education and entrepreneurship. Proud member of the Young International Chamber Jacmel (JCI), I have been a  volunteer of the Haitian Red Cross since the terrible earthquake in 2010.\

I believe a better tomorrow is reserved for the women who dream, believe and who still struggle. Besides my to law studies, I am a tech aficionado and a lead organizer of ''Elle-O-Digital '' which aims to help young Haitian women gain influence through the use of technology.

Why Technology? Being a  woman does not mean we are limited. We aim to break the stereotypes that women lack the intelligence to be influential in tech. As a leader in my community and my neighborhood I am the perfect candidate for such opportunity.

Why are you excited about participating in the 2050 Conference?

I am excited to take part in the 2050 Migrant Bird Program to carry out "Elle-O-Digital",  a project which aims to promote the influence of women in technology. It will be a privilege to meet other young people and grow my professional network for the benefit of other young women in my country, Haiti; where women are rarely at the helm of business nor technology. Women are rarely at the top of the ladder in areas including science, technology, and space and I want that to stop.

As far as women who have been struggling for gender equity are concerned,  I want to be their inspiration. I will use the lessons learned to promote the use of tech in remote areas, use tech to inspire people who are discouraged and help solve some of my community’s greatest challenges by developing scalable tech solutions. Finally, I am confident my participation will serve as motivation to give me the strength to advocate for the democratization of tech in my country

Let science and technology also attract young people like sports and music. This is the 2050 vision.

Impact Hub

Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community, inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, Impact Hub aims to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture. We hope to reach maximum effectiveness with the intentional practice of accountability. Guided by love, respect, honor, and trust, we always seek to refine, elevate, and restore the health of our community.

Infinitum Humanitarian Systems

will direct a training and operations program within Impact Hub called GeoHaiti. GeoHaiti trains adults on geospatial information systems (GIS) that serve to improve community disaster resilience. Training topics include community communications, water and sanitation management, environmental preservation, public health measures, community disease surveillance, sustainable infrastructure, and hazard analysis.

Living Building Challenge

Kay Tita will be the greenest commercial building in Haiti since it will be constructed according to The Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards, considered the most rigorous environmental performance standard. People from around the world use this regenerative design framework to create spaces that produce more energy than they utilize.


MUCE EDUCATES is an organization co-founded by Barthelemy Mervil, David Pierre-Louis’ brother, and utilizes arts promote intercultural exchange and to bring an end to cyclical poverty. MUCE is committed to teaching the visual arts to youth in urban areas so that they may compete in the global market. The organization provides educational workshops and opportunities for the emerging labor force with an emphasis on production in arts and culture.

Haiti Coffee Co

Haiti Coffee Co. is a U.S. based company that imports Haitian Coffee while working towards infrastructure development that directly benefits the farmers from whom they source. The organization provides solutions that address deforestation, environmental sustainability, agriculture training, and infrastructure development.

Impact Bio Energy

Seattle‐based startup, Impact Bioenergy, manufactures and sells bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into renewable natural gas and fertilizer with zero waste.

Ambient Water

Ambient Water (formerly AWG International) is Washington state based company that uses  a patented technology that transforms humidity into an abundant source of safe, clean water.

Startup Week

Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum for their vision for change.

The DoSchool

The DoSchool develops experiential learning programs centered around innovation and facilitates opportunities for entrepreneurs to move from ideation to implementation.

Yes Baby I Like It Raw

Yes Baby I Like it Raw helps people tap into their raw potential and “process the unprocessed life” by developing health and wellness programming such as yoga meditation, and nutrition.

Days for Girls

Days for Girls puts freedom and opportunity back into the hands of women and girls by providing sustainable hygiene solutions.