A collaborative workspace in Turgeau (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) A space to work, run events, hosting and curating programs for those committed to positive social impact and building a better city, together. Locally rooted & globally connected to over 90 amazing communities across the world: Impact Hub.
A co working space, cafe, events space & amazing content and programs curated by a passionate team.
Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community, inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, we aim to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture.
We see ourselves as a community catalyst, a crossroad where changemakers connect to solve problems. We are a space for Haitians, by Haitians, where Haitian Creole is spoken and written. An abiding space where we all come together to empower one another and build both a community and economic opportunities for our city and country.
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.
We want to make the leap from surviving to thriving. By changing our focus this can be accomplished. Today the focus is always on our dark side, our weaknesses and struggles. Our approach will shift the focus to our strength, our resources and the necessary tools needed. With a very good understanding and inventory of our core strengths, we (Haitians) will take actions where the likelihood of success is greater than before.
Poverty is more than just a question of resources, it’s also a mindset issue. When a population believes poverty is its fate, the only way to move forward is to change this ingrained belief. That’s our first and most important mission. Creativity, intelligence and hard work are not foreign to us. We only need the right tools and the right mindset. It’s why Impact Hub Port-au-Prince will be this bridge between resources, talents and results.
We are more than just the poorest country in the western hemisphere; our history, art, culture, and hard working people have never stopped to confirm that.
It's warm, intimate, and screams all is possible with a little work and the right connection. Impact Hub Port-au-Prince 1.0 is Centrally located in the heart of the Turgeau (Downtown Port-au-Prince) and spans across over 3K square Feet. We welcome all walks of life to enter our space that is why access and affordability is extremely important for the vision we have created for our space. We've worked hard to create the right balance of use for the space.
The money from our crowdfunding campaign will go towards filling our beautiful, empty spaces with all the things that people dedicated to changing Port-au-Prince need to get on and do it. From office chairs and individual work spaces, to clustered desks, fine lighting and a fully functioning coffee shop & shared kitchen; we want state of the art working conditions for all our residents.
The money raised won't be paying for salaries or lining peoples pockets we believe strongly that once operational we will be able cover all of our operational expenses.
We have a vision, a team, a space, a growing community, a business plan. We have very lean running costs and are not driven by high profits for profits sake - we will reinvest in people, the community and our city. All we need now is for you to help us open the doors in January 2018. Lets do this!
100% of money raised will go to cover our opening expenses
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 (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 brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum for their vision for change.
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 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 puts freedom and opportunity back into the hands of women and girls by providing sustainable hygiene solutions.